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Perilous Journey: Debates on Security and Development in Assam
Perilous Journey: Debates on
Security and Development in Assam
By- Rakhee Bhattacharya and Sanjay
The contours of Assam’s development and security
reveal a continuum of turbulence and conflict. Over the centuries, Assam
assimilated large number of ethnic groups, and remained the key state of
India’s North-East. It anchors other smaller states of the region in terms of
connectivity, geography, economy, history and society.
Except Tripura and Manipur, all other states in
North-East India were carved out of Assam during the 1970s and 1980s due to
ethno-identity politics. During this period, continuous migration from
Bangladesh threatened its economic, cultural, political existence, and the
psyche of the indigenous people of Assam. All this resulted in the historic
Assam movement, which gradually got transformed into an insurgency. The ever
present violence forever changed the destiny of Assam for worse with
multi-layered security problems. The state’s economy which was leading in the
first few decades after Independence became the most backward in the pan-Indian
development space after liberalization.
The theme of the book dwells upon
such multi-disciplinary issues that continue to fracture Assam. This book is
premised on the belief that today, Assam’s economic prosperity and security
issues can no longer be treated as mutually exclusive paradigms. While
exploring the security-development linkages, this volume focuses on migration,
insurgency, cross-border activities, counter-insurgency doctrines and
development issues of Assam. It brings forth the views of experienced
policymakers, academicians and young scholars. Conceptualizing the
interdependence of security and development in Assam, the book calls for a more
integrated and holistic approach to understand and address the security
situation in Assam.
Rakhee Bhattacharya is a Fellow at the MAKAIAS,
Kolkata. She was also an Endeavour Post-doctoral Fellow. Her areas of interest
incorporate North-East India’s security, development, disparity and neighborhood
Sanjay Pulipaka is a
Fellow at the MAKAIAS, Kolkata. He was also a Fulbright Fellow and his areas of
interest include Indian politics, political transitions, conflict
transformation and international politics.
ISBN 978-81-7304-904-0 2011 258p.
Rs.695/ pounds 45