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Conflict and Youth Rights in India

Engagement and Identity in the North East


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Haans J. Freddy
    Pages 1-12
  3. Haans J. Freddy
    Pages 13-23
  4. Haans J. Freddy
    Pages 25-39
  5. Haans J. Freddy
    Pages 57-68
  6. Haans J. Freddy
    Pages 69-73
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 75-89

About this book


This book examines how conflict has affected the rights of youth in Northeast India. Examining youth engagement in protracted conflict and its impact on youth rights, the author considers the complex issues besieging the region, including armed insurgency, conflicts between ethnic groups, human rights violations, poor governance and a lack of economic development, all factors contributing to the lack of growth in the region, and a consequent sense of alienation from the Indian mainstream. Moving beyond considering Northeast India as a theatre of insurgency, this pivot offers an alternative understanding of youth unrest in India and issues of non-representation in terms of rights and ethnic, national and cultural identities.


democracy, state repression and terrorism Youth rights in India Youth participation and intergenerational equity youth activism and conflict ethnic conflict and insurgency in India youth and high-risk behaviour terrorism, insurgency and youth ethnic, national and cultural identities Non representation of youth

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceMadras Christian CollegeChennaiIndia

About the authors

Dr. Haans J. Freddy is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Madras Christian College. He was also a Research Fellow in the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. Dr. Freddy received his PhD in Political Science from North Eastern Hill University and is the recipient of the Centrally Administered Doctoral Fellowship of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi (ICSSR). 

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