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Making of a Frontier Identity

A frontier is a “contested” geopolitical and cultural space. The emergence of the frontier has often been attributed to the complex historical, political, cartographic and cultural rearrangements that took place in a region at different points in time. The paper attempts to examine the making of the erstwhile Goalpara as a frontier and its “transition” to a “contested space” spreading between Assam and West Bengal. Based on an anthology, it tries to locate this frontier, considering its close proximity with both the states and the resultant identity imbroglio, in the context of the Koch-Rajbanshi community living in the region.

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