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Why Are People From Northeast Feeling Alienated?

The lack of seriousness in dealing with ethnic hostility has made matters worse The recent incidents of ethnic hostility against people from the Northeast have once again exposed the glaring misunderstanding and prejudice of the mainlanders towards people from the region. In Bengaluru, three men attacked... 

Northeast And The Fraught Question Of Racism In India

The death of Nido Taniam, a 19-year old boy from Arunachal Pradesh in Delhi on 29 2014 after a racially-inspired assault has put the issue of racism within India in the spotlight. Historically, India was loath to countenance the fact of racism within its borders. This reluctance to face up to the reality... 

Land Rights, Autonomy And Conflict In Manipur

Introduction The North-East in general and Manipur, in particular, has been in the throes of a violent conflict in recent times. The momentum gained by the Naga political movement in the state has revived and intensified strife between the Nagas and the Meiteis. The conflict can be understood in the... 

North-East India In A New Asia

When we look back over the last four decades of government policies towards the Northeast and ask the question, ‘˜What is it that has driven India’s approach to the Northeast?’, there are four dominant paradigms that stand out ‘“ through policy statements, through actions of...