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Nations Imagined, Nations Lived: A Collection of Essays

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dc.contributor.advisor Denevi, Timothy Johri, Aditya
dc.creator Johri, Aditya 2019-04-16 2019-07-02T16:57:42Z
dc.description This thesis has been embargoed for 5 years and will not be available until April 2024 at the earliest. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a collection of essays that portray my experiences with becoming changing nationalities, becoming a citizen of America and relinquishing my Indian citizenship. Beginning with the process of applying for citizenship, I examine how the transformation in nationality shaped my thinking and my viewpoints related to what it is to belong to a nation, and how does one express their relationship with a nation. The essays also look at my country of birth and the places where I grew up from a perspective of someone who was changing their citizenship. These essays capture the narrator‘s ambivalence with the citizenship process as well as living life with change in citizenship status – if what holds nations together is imagination, what is the relationship between what is imagined and what is lived?
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject citizenship en_US
dc.subject nationalism en_US
dc.subject America en_US
dc.subject India en_US
dc.subject immigration en_US
dc.title Nations Imagined, Nations Lived: A Collection of Essays en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing en_US Master's en_US Creative Writing en_US George Mason University en_US
dc.description.embargo 2024-04-16

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