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  • Course No: HS 230
  • Course: Master of Liberal Arts
  • Semester: VIII
  • Title: India-s Northeast: A Panoramic Perspective
  • Stream: Political Science
  • Description:

    Geography, history, population (tribes and communities), economy, education, industry, agriculture, natural resources of the region; Profiles of eight states - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Manipur - North Eastern Council and its integrative role; Government and politics - elections � political parties, regional party formations and their histories - problems of development; Local governance � panchayat raj institutions, Sixth Scheduled institutions in tribal and hill areas, non-Sixth Scheduled institutions in Nagaland, traditional institutions, such as, Keban and Buliang in Arunachal Pradesh; Insurgency movements in the region � the Naga secessionist movement, the MNF movement during 1961-1986, the ULFA movement, the tribal armed insurgency in Tripura, the Bodo movement � peace processes since 1953 � a brief historical perspective; North East India and its connectivity with South and Southeast Asia - its role as a corridor, the Asian Highway and the Stilwell road.

  • Text:

    1.N.N. Pandey, India-s North-Eastern Region, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 20082.A. Baruah, India-s Northeast: Development Issues in a Historical Perspective, Manohar, New Delhi, 2005.

  • Course References:

    1.D. N.. Bordoloi, Tribes of Assam , Lawyers, Guwahati, 1998.2.S. Chaube, Hill Politics in Northeast India , Orient Longman, Bombay,19933.P. Das, and N. Goswami (eds), India-s North East: New Vistas for Peace , Manas, New Delhi , 2008.4.E. Gait, A History of Assam , Thacker Spink, Calcutta, 1933.5.P. Hazarika, Economic Development and Ecological Balance in Assam , DVS, Guwahati, 2009.6. M. Taher, and P. Ahmed, Geography of North-East India , El-Dorado Publication, Guwahati, 1998