STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

Unheeded hinterland: identity and sovereignty in northeast India, by Dillip Gogoi

Alex Waterman was Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. Click here more details
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  • January 2017
    Volume: 
    41
    Issue: 
    1
    Book Review

    Partly the result of a political and physical isolation compounded by decades of conflict in the region, Northeast India is often viewed through the prism of security studies, institutional performance or developmental governance. While important contributions in themselves, a state-centric focus often overlooks the complexity of the causes and dynamics. It ignores the consequences of regional societal forces’ articulation of identity, nationalism, separatism and sovereignty that can shape political boundaries in the region, thus overlooking the salience of subaltern narratives.

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