Author: S K ChaubePublisher: Orient LongmanYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 292ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125016953
Highlighting the emergence of autonomies in the region, the author has updated the story of political evolution of the hills of northeast India. Since the middle of the nineteenth century the region has grown from ethnocentric tribal organisations to territorial autonomy structures through a profound process of change in all spheres of life and society led by an educated and sophisticated middle class. Notwithstanding the incidence of violence and some of the secessionist overtones, the book is optimistic about the future. Individually, each turbulence is transient and can be seen as a part of an overall trend towards democractic politics.
IntroductionCHAPTER ONEA Specialized GovernmentCHAPTER TWOPerspectives of a New PersonalityCHAPTER THREEThe Fourth Dimension of CultureCHAPTER FOURGenesis of Hill PoliticsCHAPTER FIVEThe Transfer of PowerCHAPTER SIXThe Sixth StateCHAPTER SEVENMeghalayaCHAPTER EIGHTNaga PoliticsCHAPTER NINEMizo PoliticsCHAPTER TENThe Metamorphosis of a FrontierCHAPTER ELEVENTripura and ManipurCHAPTER TWELVEImportance of Northeast IndiaCHAPTER THIRTEENBasis of AutonomyCHAPTER FOURTEENPostscriptAdditional BibliographyAppendixIndex