Terrorism and peace initiatives have worried the Indian state and occupied the minds of the diplomats, academia and the development practitioners. In the northeastern context, both terrorism and peace initiatives raised serious public discourses not only at the regional level but also at the national and international levels. While the socio-economic and political roots of terrorism are well recognized, the nature of terrorism and the different strategies and political moves for peace building in the region have been too critical, illusive and fragile.
The selected articles presented in a national seminar on the above theme organize by North-East India Council for Social Science Research, Shillong are being published in this book. The contributors raised critical issues and operational constraints in taming terrorism through peace initiatives. The role of the state apart, the civic initiatives for peace building deserve special significance in this region.
The book provides useful insights to the problem and is helpful to the decision makers, diplomats, activists and development practitioners.
Author: Asok Kumar Ray and SK Agnihotri (Ed)