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  • The Culture of ‘Bandhs’ and the Absence of Local Governance in the Northeast

    The time has come for citizens of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland to stand up against the negative culture of ‘bandhs’ issued by armed groups who invariably represent only themselves, and hold their state governments accountable for poor governance.

    November 25, 2010

    Documents on North East India

    Documents on North East India
    • Publisher: Shipra Publications

    The Volume provides an insight into certain select documents that have shaped North East India in a variety of ways, the perusal of which would aid scholarship that is appropriately beginning to study the enchanted frontiers. The book would be useful to research scholars, policy makers and readers having an interest in the region.

    • ISBN 978-81-7541-579-9 ,
    • Price: ₹. 995/-
    • E-copy available

    India’s Northeast 2020: Four Alternative Futures

    India’s Northeast 2020: Four Alternative Futures

    This Occasional Paper focuses on the insurgency problem in the Northeast and give policy recommendations to bring about peace and development in the region.

    Manipur Blockade: A Tale of Vested Political Interests and Exclusivist Narratives

    Only social cohesion and determination by local communities to bring about peace can realistically tide over vested political interests and narrow destructive narratives that seem to be informing the present crisis between Manipur and Nagaland.

    June 10, 2010

    Muivah’s Visit to Manipur: Steps towards a Meaningful Reconciliation

    Nagas and Meiteis need to practice reciprocal restraint, generate new inclusive political narratives that focus on common values and ties, and establish a reconciliation forum to promote harmony.

    May 11, 2010

    A Study on Illegal Immigration into North-East India: The Case of Nagaland

    A Study on Illegal Immigration into North-East India: The Case of Nagaland

    Efforts to control and prevent illegal immigration remain highly inadequate in India; and likely to remain so in the coming years. But, the reality is that unabated illegal immigration has enormous demographic and social implications, capable of creating tensions and conflict between the immigrants and the natives; and more so among the natives.

    Bangladeshi Illegal Migration into Assam: Issues and Concerns from the Field

    The issue of Bangladeshi illegal migration has troubled the state of Assam for decades now. Assamese political and social discourses fear that this unchecked migration from across the border will subvert their way of life and change the demographic profile of the state in the near future.

    January 14, 2010

    Northeast India: Linguistic Diversity and Language Politics

    Northeast India: Linguistic Diversity and Language Politics

    The language issue has the potential to explode into ethnic conflicts and as a result it requires critical analysis and farsighted action from the government and the linguistic groups in question.

    Crackdown on Northeast Insurgents: Dhaka Prepares for Hasina’s India Visit

    New Delhi and Dhaka may have reached a tacit understanding that Northeast rebels based in Bangladesh will be simply picked up and handed over to India.

    November 18, 2009

    North-East India as a Factor in India's Diplomatic Engagement with Myanmar: Issues and Challenges

    In recent years India, along with China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, has been following a policy of diplomatic engagement with Myanmar. India has also clarified its diplomatic stand that such a policy engagement will positively serve its national interests.

    November 2009