Producing Liminal Spaces: Borders, Sovereignty, and Governance in the Gilgit Agency.

Qayyum, Amna.


  • Abstract: Since 1947 the people of Gilgit-Baltistan have called for integration within the Pakistani state and the extension of fundamental rights to them. This thesis examines how the region's liminality stems from the ambiguities in sovereignty in the colonial and post-colonial period. British policymakers chose to keep the political status and territorial limits of the Gilgit Agency undefined, ... read more
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