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Troubled periphery : crisis of India's north east /
Subir Bhaumik.
imprint
Los Angeles : SAGE, 2009.
description
xxiv, 305 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
8132102371 (hard back), 9788132102373 (hard back)
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imprint
Los Angeles : SAGE, 2009.
isbn
8132102371 (hard back)
9788132102373 (hard back)
contents note
India's north east : frontier to region -- Ethnicity, ideology and religion -- Land, language, and leadership -- Insurgency, ethnic cleansing and forced migration -- The foreign hand -- Guns, drugs and contraband -- Elections, pressure groups and civil society -- The crisis of development -- The road ahead.
catalogue key
8421882
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [282]-289) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Subir Bhaumik is an eminent journalist and academic researcher. He has been with the BBC since 1994 and his previous journalistic assignments include Reuters, Ananda Bazar Patrika, PTI and the Time magazine. His first book Insurgent Crossfire was well acclaimed. He has also written articles for many books and journals. He is a member of the independent think tank, Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata and the working president of the Guwahati-based Northeast Policy Alternatives. He has been Queen Elizabeth House Fellow at Oxford University (1989-90) and Eurasian-Nets Fellow at Frankfurt University (2009).
Reviews
Review Quotes
A welcome attempt ... [The book] provides us access to first-hand insights, interviews with key players, study of records and explanation of the background to the festering wounds there. A vital contribution to India's nation-building effort, it unravels the tangled web of forces, events and ideas that are shaping the response of the north-east to its history.... Bhaumik analysis is painstaking and lucid.
This book maps the reality of the region but goes beyond mere history to analyse why the region has been in perpetual crisis since Independence. It highlights how land, language and leadership issues have been talking points in the northeast and how factors like ethnicity, ideology and religion have shaped conflicts.... Troubled Periphery has briskly captured top bestseller slots in the non-fiction category in several bookstores across the country.
This informative work by well known Indian journalist and researcher, Subir Bhaumik, gives us a detailed 'close-up' of the identity politics of India's North-East and probes in-depth the plethora of political and socio-economic issues riddling the region.
With his new book, Troubled Periphery , Bhaumik explores the troubled terrains of the northeast in a way very few authors have. The book is a rather well-argued attempt at explaining the crisis faced by the region and India's policy on it... The narrative is peppered with interviews of actors, rebel leaders, military and administrative officials, political leaders and even NGO activists.
A book that tells you the truth about the North-East of India--from first-hand experience--written as it is by a journalist who has spent entire career covering the region for various national and international media.... Drawing from an entire gamut of sources mostly primary, unpublished documents and interviews with insurgents, security personnel and activists, Troubled Periphery tells the story as it is. Because it does not confined to academic jargon and theoretical paradigms alone, but amalgamates deep academic scholarship of the region with a first-person immediacy, it will no doubt find a larger audience among people willing to know and learn about the North-East.... The book is also a treasure trove of original documentation, which goes a long way in demystifying the rebel strategies and the politics of counter-insurgency operations.
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Summaries
Main Description
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 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.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
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 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.
Main Description
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. 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 South Asian studies and conflict studies. It is also an informative read for decision-makers, bureaucrats dealing with the North East and those involved in counter-insurgency operations in the area.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title 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 linguistic and leadership issues have been the seed of contention in the region and how factors like ethnicity further aggravate the conflicts.
Table of Contents
India's Northeast: Frontier to Region
Ethnicity, Ideology and Religion
Land, Language and Leadership
Insurgency, Ethnic Cleansing and Forced Migration
The Foreign Hand
Guns, Drugs and Contraband
Elections, Pressure Groups and Civil Society
The Crisis of Development
The Road Ahead
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