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By Neha Vora

Indian groups have existed within the Gulf emirate of Dubai for greater than a century. because the Nineteen Seventies, employees from South Asia have flooded into the emirate, allowing Dubai's large development increase. They now compose its greatest noncitizen inhabitants. although many migrant households are middle-class and second-, third-, or maybe fourth-generation citizens, Indians can't turn into criminal voters of the United Arab Emirates. as a substitute, they're all categorised as transitority visitor staff. In Impossible Citizens, Neha Vora attracts on her ethnographic learn in Dubai's Indian-dominated downtown to discover how Indians stay suspended in a kingdom of everlasting temporariness.

While their criminal prestige defines them as perpetual outsiders, Indians are necessary to the Emirati countryside and its economic climate. even as, Indians—even those that have verified thriving diasporic neighborhoods within the emirate—disavow any curiosity in officially belonging to Dubai and in its place give some thought to India their domestic. Vora exhibits how those a number of and conflicting logics of citizenship and belonging give a contribution to new understandings of latest citizenship, migration, and nationwide id, ones that fluctuate from liberal democratic types and that spotlight how Indians, instead of Emiratis, are the quintessential—yet impossible—citizens of Dubai.

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