India's Northeast Resurgent - Ethnicity, Insurgency, Governance, Development

India's Northeast Resurgent - Ethnicity, Insurgency, Governance, Development

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Author: B G Verghese
Publisher: Konark
Year: 1996/2004
Language: English
Pages: 475
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812200-64555/06728


This study essentially aims to present a broad-brush macro view of the Greater Northeast and highlights both origin and contemporary directions as much as future trends and options.

India is the most diverse country in the world and nowhere is this plurality more manifest than in the North-East which sees an extraordinary co-mingling of races, religions and languages. B G Verghese looks at the this fascinating part of India and the problems of ethnicity, governance, insurgency and development that has marked its evolution.

His analysis of the factors that contribute to the lack of knowledge of this richly endowed and strategically important region on the part of the rest of the country and vice versa is comprehensive and penetrating.
A number of problems have been exposed and possible reforms or lines of solution suggested. The author emphasizes the need for a bold initiative within a well-considered, long term, inter-sectoral framework that looks not merely at the nine territorial units involved or the region as a whole but the larger external environment in a fast-changing world.

This work is supported by Program for Asian Projects endowed by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and administered by the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation, Manila.