On the edge

TROUBLED PERIPHERY: Crisis of India’s North East by Subir Bhaumik, was recently published by Sage.

"This book maps the evolution of India’s North East into a constituent region of the republic and analyses the perpetual crisis in the region since Independence. It highlights how land, language and leadership issues have been the seed of contention in the North East and how factors like ethnicity, ideology and religion have shaped the conflicts. It also throws light on the major insurgencies, internal displacements, protest movements and the regional drug and weapons trade in the region. It examines ‘the crisis of development’ and the evolution of the polity before offering a policy framework to combat the crises."

With a large body of original data, documentation and field interviews with major players as well as stakeholders this could be an important resource, not just for academics, but also for those with a stake and with a real interest in the North East.

In our Northeast Studies section, Rs 595, hardcover, 324 pages. ISBN: 9788132102373