• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book maps the evolution of India's North-East into a constituent region of the republic and analyzes the perpetual crisis in the region since Independence. It highlights how linguistic and leadership issues have long been the seed of contention in the region and how factors like ethnicity, ideology, and religion further aggravate the conflicts. It also throws light on the major insurgencies, internal displacements, protest movements, and the regional drug and weapons trade in the region. Finally, it suggests a policy framework to combat the crises.

The book includes a large body of original data, documentation and field interviews with major players, as well as stakeholders. It is an important reference resource for students of politics and international relations, especially for those involved in studies of India's north-east or conflict studies. It is also a must-read for decision-makers and bureaucrats dealing with the North-East.

The Foreign Hand
The foreign hand

India's North East borders on four countries. To its north are China and the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, to the east is Burma (Myanmar) and to the west is Bangladesh, which was East Pakistan until 1971. Its link with the Indian heartland is through the tenuous 21-km-wide Siliguri Corridor, which is flanked ...

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