Book Details

Book title: Political Economy of India`s North-East Border
Author(s): Sreeradha Datta & Sayantani Sen Mazumdar
ISBN: 9788182748224
Publication Year: 2015
Binding: HB
Pages: 222
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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Trade across India`s North-East Region (NER) is an essential component of India`s Look East Policy (LEP), an integral initiative in the reformulating of India`s foreign policy in accordance with the global reconfiguration of post-Cold War international politics. This is in tune with India`s own national interest, which mandates the economic development of the NER. The development of trade at India`s North-Eastern borders with neighbouring countries is conceived as a necessary precondition of the economic development of the NER in particular and the country in general. In order to fully harness the potential of the NER it is imperative to advance trade through its borders.

This Volume delves into the intricacies of border trade and appraises its benefits and also the lacunae impeding it. The main thrust is to emphasize the potential and the constraints of trade at and through India`s border with neighbouring countries, as well as to gauge how NER stands to benefit from the development of these trade transactions. The Volume is the outcome of a National Seminar titled Trade at India`s Borders with Neighbouring Countries: Challenges and Prospects, organized by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS) in collaboration with the International Relations Department of Sikkim University at Gangtok on 18 and 19 October 2013.

ABOUT Author


Sreeradha Datta is presently the Director, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata. Specializing in security studies in South Asia, Dr. Datta has a Ph.D from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has been a Fellow with Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi from 1998 till 2011. Her publications include Caretaking Democracy: Political Process in Bangladesh 2006-08, Bangladesh: A Fragile Democracy, The Northeast Complexities and its Determinants, Changing Dynamics in Southeast Asia, Drug Menace in South Asia: Pakistan Connections, an occasional paper, and an edited volume on Changing Security Dynamics in South East Asia besides several articles in journals, edited volumes and newspapers and on academic websites.

Sayantani Sen Mazumdar is presently a Fellow at the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata. She has been a Fellow at Global India Foundation, Kolkata from 2007 till 2012. Her area of interest is the Look East Policy of India vis-a-vis India`s North-East Region.

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