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Identity Registration in India During and After the Raj

Ravindran Gopinath

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter is essentially a history of an absence — the absence of individual identity registration in pre-colonial and colonial India. The main question that it attempts to answer is the apparent ... More


Muslims in Delhi: The Normative Non-Citizens of the Global Urban

Ghazala Jamil

in Accumulation by Segregation: Muslim Localities in Delhi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199470655
eISBN:
9780199090860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199470655.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Delhi is conceived as part of the global urban where the global processes are manifested in local. Simultaneously, the ‘local’ itself becomes mired in contradictory processes of urban governance and ... More


The Document in the Digital

Tarangini Sriraman

in In Pursuit of Proof: A History of Identification Documents in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199463510
eISBN:
9780199094097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199463510.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Considered within the history of documenting welfare beneficiaries in India, the Aadhaar is unprecedented in that the unique number is a digital, portable identity and part of ‘a larger ... More


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