Unbecoming Citizens: Culture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan. Many general and local issues are discussed in this careful study of the situation of the hundred thousand refugees of Nepali ethnicity who, in the 1990s, were evicted from Bhutan and now live in refugee camps. The account of the history, culture, settlement and occupations of these now rejected and stateless people is enriched by interviews with refugees and authority figures. Issues relating to the problems and challenges of national identity, nation-building and international responsibility are explored against the backdrop of this ongoing tragedy of displacement. Bibliography, illustrations and index.
Unbecoming Citizens: Culture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan
PublisherOxford University Press