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India Against Itself: Assam and the Politics of Nationality

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A book by Sanjib Baruah

This is an acadmeic study of the historical and political origins of the turmoil in Assam and Northeast India, and a critical look at central government policies that  the author feels does little to solve the problem.    Sanjib … see full wiki

Author: Sanjib Baruah
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (June 1, 1999)
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Excellent Monograph on Assam and Northeast India

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Baruah has written an excellent monograph on the political turmoil in Assam and other parts of Northeast India. He clearly explains the political, cultural, religious, economic, and ethnic roots of the insurgencies. I learned a great deal about the socio-economic history of Assam and how the current political strife developed out of this history and the relationship - or lack of relationship one could say - between Assam and the rest of India. Beyond historiography, Baruah explains how state policies have fostered the separatist movements and how different policies may have produced a different outcome. And while this is an academic approach to the topic, it is very readable and very well organized.

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