The project, generally, intends to understand how borderland population put their efforts to adapt to transforming international borders and earn alternative livelihoods. In the face of evolving border securitization and restricted commodity (cattle in this case) flows across the India-Bangladesh borders, this research primarily explores how the borderland population (residing on the Bangladesh-side) make efforts for alternative livelihoods. The research also analyses the inter-relations between informal cattle trade and border violence. Moreover, it identifies the actors and networks around informal cattle trade and studies changing power relations between and among them.

  • Funding: Bangabandhu Overseas Scholarships (BOS), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Time: 2021-2024
  • People Involved: Sheikh Shams Morsalin (PhD student), Bert Suykens (supervisor), Karen Büscher (supervisor)