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  • Non-State Armed Groups in South Asia

    Non-State Armed Groups in South Asia
    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-575-9
    Price: ₹. 995/- Purchase

    About the Book

    This book is a comprehensive survey of a large number of non-state armed groups in South Asia. It brings together rich and rigorous contributions by scholars in India and reflects their deep understanding not only of the groups, but also the socio-economic and political environs in which they sustain themselves. More importantly, the book is a contribution to the field of research on terrorism. Going beyond a mere profiling of groups, the method of structured focused comparison provides an opportunity to make some contingent generalizations regarding non-state armed groups in the region. The book will be useful for further research on non-state armed violence, including- but not limited to-testing the validity of these generalisations, providing a comparative perspective on select groups and studying more cases to enrich the generalisations.

    About the Editor

    Dr. Arpita Anant is Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. She holds a Ph.D. in International Politics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, for her thesis on ?Group Rights in the Indian and International Discourses?. She is a recipient of the ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship and the Commonwealth Visiting Fellowship for the year 2001-02. Her current research interests include internal security in India with a special focus on Jammu and Kashmir and armed conflicts in Asia.


    About the Contributors

    1. Introduction [Download Introduction]
    -- Arpita Anant

    Part I: The Nature of the Challenge

    2. The Persistence of Identity Conflicts in South Asia: New Dynamics and the Search for New Explanations
    -- Ajay Darshan Behera

    3. Some Socio-economic Aspects of the Maoist Insurgency in India
    -- Sudeep Chakravarti

    4. The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism in Asia
    -- Reshmi Kazi

    Part II: The Case Studies

    5. Armed Conflict in Manipur: The Case of UNLF
    -- Amarjeet Singh

    6. Dima Halam Daogah: Fire in the Abandoned Hills
    -- Jaideep Saikia

    7. In Guerrilla Zone: The National Socialist Council of Nagalim—Isak-Muivah
    -- Namrata Goswami

    8. The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA): Liberating Force or to be Liberated?
    -- Nani Gopal Mahanta

    9. National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB): Continuing Stalemate
    -- Shubhrajeet Konwer

    10. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam: Crouching Violence; Hidden Peace
    -- N. Manoharan


    11. Profiling India’s Maoists: An Overview
    -- P.V. Ramana

    12. Naxalism in Chhattisgarh
    -- Medha Bisht

    13. Maoist Insurgency in East Indian States: Issues and Mobilization
    -- Nihar Nayak


    14. Hizb-ul-Mujahideen: An “Indigenous” Armed Group
    -- Arpita Anant

    15. Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (Movement of Holy Warriors)
    -- Kanchan Lakshman

    16. Jaish-e-Mohammed
    -- Priyanka Singh
    17. Lashkar-e-Toiba
    -- D. Suba Chandran and Rekha Chakravarthi

    18. Harkat-ul Jihad-al Islami: Organization, Dynamics and the Potential for Subversion
    -- Bibhu Prasad Routray

    19. Radical Islamic Groups in Bangladesh: The Case of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh
    -- Smruti S. Pattanaik

    20. The Taliban
    -- Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

    Part III: Countering Non-State Violence in India

    21. The Rise, Fall and Rise of Insurgencies in India’s North-East
    -- Bibhu Prasad Routray

    22. Lessons from India’s Counterinsurgency Experience in the North East
    -- Vivek Chadha

    23. Rise of Naxalism and its Implications for National Security: A Political, Security and Socio-economic Campaign
    -- E.N. Rammohan

    24. The Rise and Decline of Armed Non-State Actors: The Kashmir Experience
    -- D. Suba Chandran

    25. Changing Dynamics of Terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir
    -- S.K. Saini

    Part IV: Conclusion

    26. Non-State Armed Groups in South Asia: A Preliminary Structured Focused Comparison
    -- Arpita Anant


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