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Security and Development in India's Northeast

Gurudas Das


The book provides a lucid account of the dynamics of development of civil wars in the Northeastern Region (NER)—the second soft underbelly of India after Jammu and Kashmir. The central argument of the book revolves round the interlinkages among external security threats, economic underdevelopment, and consequent internal insecurity. It reveals how the development of the region has become hostage of the security perception of the Indian state about her northeastern borders in the first place; and then how the consequent underdevelopment has led to the rise in internal insecurity, which in turn ... More

Keywords: security, development, state fragility, drivers of conflict, governance, northeastern region, insurgency, ethnic militancy, violence, conflict trap

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198079781
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079781.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gurudas Das, author
Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology, Silchar, Assam