A popular narrative in India targets Bengali Muslims as “foreign encroachers” in Assam, claiming that they are in fact Bangladeshi migrants. An examination of the history of this narrative and an analysis of demographic data reveal that the available evidence does not support the illegal-infiltrator narrative.
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Research Article| June 01 2016
Assam and the Foreigner Within: Illegal Bangladeshis or Bengali Muslims?
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (3): 581–604.
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Navine Murshid; Assam and the Foreigner Within: Illegal Bangladeshis or Bengali Muslims?. Asian Survey 1 June 2016; 56 (3): 581–604. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.3.581
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