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dc.contributor.authorHaritas, Kaveri-
dc.identifier.citationHaritas, K. (April 27, 2021) Citizenship in Limbo: an analysis of rehabilitation housing, CPR-CSH Digital Workshop.en_US
dc.description.abstractRehabilitation housing first began to be provided in the 60s and 70s in India. The Turkman Gate demolitions during the emergency and the exchanges of housing for sterilisation certificates marked the first set of exchanges between the state and the urban poor (Tarlo, 2001). Even as the judiciary consistently refused to recognise the rights of the urban poor to housing as a fundamental right, rehabilitation housing has found its way into local slum laws and municipal legislations, becoming over time integral to enabling evictions of the urban poor. Desirous of 'legal housing' and an escape from vulnerability to forced evictions, the urban poor are now quick to accept rehabilitation housing, prodded by mediators of various sorts. But what happens once they are 'rehabilitated'? Do they achieve their dreams of legality? Do they finally escape their status as 'illegal citizens' and become full citizens? This talk relies on a longitudinal ethnography following 50 families over a period of 6 years in one of Bangalore's largest rehabilitation areas, to uncover what becomes of the rehabilitated poor.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCentre for Policy Research and Centre de Sciences Humainesen_US
dc.publisherCentre for Policy Research and Centre for Human Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectUrban povertyen_US
dc.subjectPolitics of the pooren_US
dc.subjectRehabilitation housingen_US
dc.titleCitizenship in Limbo: an analysis of rehabilitation housing,en_US
dc.institutionJindal School of Government and Public Policyen_US
dc.relateddocument.bookIn Search of Home: Citizenship, Law and the Politics of the Poor-
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