Identity Politics and Economic Development in North-East India

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  • Author :Komol Singha, M. Amarjeet Singh
  • Year of Publication :2014
  • ISBN: :9789351250401
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XII, 372
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Developmental Studies, Economics, North East Indian Studies, Political Science, Sociology

About the Book :

India’s North-Eastern Region is the home to different indigenous communities, and socio-economic condition of these communities is relatively weaker than the average national level. Besides the weak physical, social and economic infrastructures, etc., they are primarily the victims of human rights violations in one form or the other. Ethnic, social and political problems have plagued and slowed down the region’s development processes. Therefore, multi-faceted mechanism is highly recommended to overcome the complex issues of these traditional communities. With these understandings, the present volume “Identity, Politics and Economic Development in North-East India”, consists of 23 essays, explores the issues of socio-economic, political and cultural dimension of the region. Also, the essays try to explore the difficulties faced by the traditional communities mainly community uprisings and human rights violations and the contributors, through their academic discourses, explored some probable ways and means to overcome the difficulties.

About Author :

Komol Singha (1972) teaches at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore (India). He earned his Master and Ph.D. in Development Economics. Before joining the present position, he was teaching Economics at Don Bosco College, Maram (Manipur) St. Joseph College, Jakhama (Nagaland) and Royal University of Bhutan (Gedu, Bhutan). His areas of interest are- Institutional Economics, Social Capital, Human Capital, Rural Development, and Development Issues of North-East India, etc. So far, Dr. Singha has authored three and edited four books and contributed 45 (forty-five) research papers in different journals of repute and contributed to edited volumes (31 in referred journals and 14 in edited volumes) till 2012. Also, he has completed three major research projects and three more major research projects are at the verge of completion. He has travelled extensively for different academic interactions in India and abroad. Besides, he was the Chief Editor of an interdisciplinary journal Orient Vision published by the National Research Centre, Manipur.

M. Amarjeet Singh (1974) currently Associate Professor, Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, earlier he taught sociology at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore (India). He holds a doctorate in Sociology from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong (India). His research and teaching interests include sociological theory, Indian democracy, conflict studies, conflict and livelihoods, development and displacement, and migration studies. Singh has published widely on a variety of topics on identity, politics in India, conflict, and migration. E-mail: