This book explores the political meaning and significance of prolonged
low-intensity conflicts in Northeast India. The author argues that if peace and development are to be brought to the region, India's policy will have to be reoriented and linked to a new foreign policy towards Southeast Asia. The paperback edition includes a new preface where the author discusses issues of the insider/outsider and the politics of location in response to reviews of his work
The book will be useful to students and scholars of politics, history, defence and strategic affairs, and ethnic studies. In addition, it will also interest policy planners and the interested lay reader.
‘…a valuable addition to the literature on the Northeast… [it] is quite invigorating in its attempt to not only understand[…] the complexity of the Northeast but also…to seek out practical solutions.' —The Book Review
‘…a politically important, intellectually challenging and academically rigorous book that deserves to be not just widely read, but seriously taught.' —The Indian Express
‘…analytical and insightful… It is…among the best books on the northeast to come out in recent years.' —Hindustan Times
Sanjib Baruah Professor of Political Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He holds concurrent professorial appointments at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati and the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.