Governing India's Northeast

Essays on Insurgency, Development and the Culture of Peace

  • Samir Kumar Das

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Political Science book series (BRIEFSPOLITICAL, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Samir Kumar Das
    Pages 17-44
  3. Samir Kumar Das
    Pages 45-66
  4. Samir Kumar Das
    Pages 67-91
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 93-93

About this book


This book focuses on issues of governance and the nature and complexities of social transformation in India’s Northeast -- a ‘problem’ zone for policymakers -- particularly since the early 1990s. While governance is the thread that runs through the volume, the latter at one level addresses the challenges of governing in global times a region historically marked by acute violence, interethnic conflict and insurgency; and at another, traces macro changes in the very forms and technologies of governance. The essays in this volume point to how changing forms and technologies of governing insurgency, development and culture do not remain mere instruments of peace, but define the very nature and content of both peace and conflict and their interrelationship in the region.

For the first time in the history of scholarship on the region, the three crucial issues of insurgency, development and culture have been analysed through the lens of governance. This volume, therefore, marks an important addition to the scholarship on the region.


Governance in northeast India Insurgency in northeast India North-eastern states in India Northeast India Peace in northeast India Violence in India

Authors and affiliations

  • Samir Kumar Das
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North BengalDarjeelingIndia

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