What does the ongoing life of bordering look and feel like after seventy-five years of the drawing of a border? Based on long-term ethnographic research in the borderlands of India and Bangladesh, this talk - and the newly published book - grapples with the stakes of an anthropological account of such a world of transnational borderland connections in a region divided on national terms. It invites us to consider the violence of bordering in the postcolonial world as a gendered ordering of value and a dynamic relationship between mobility and security, real and imagined.

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