Book Details

Book title: Act East and India`s North-East
Author(s): C.Joshua Thomas & K. Sarda
ISBN: 9788182749436
Publication Year: 2017
Binding: HB
Pages: 168
Price: Rs. 795 Rs. 795
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This volume captures the essence of India’s transition from Looking East to Acting East in the context of the (NER) and the opportunities and the limitations that it brings with it. A paradigm shift in policy making in consultation with the people of NER and not through the prism of security concerns could make the ‘North-East to be the gateway to South-East Asia’.

The chapters in this volume will give an overview of India’s Act East Policy from economic and strategic perspective and enumerate on issues and areas whereby the North-Eastern states can effectively contribute to India’s Act East Policy. The book will interest researchers and students of politics and economics and particularly those concerned with India’s NER. w 

ABOUT Author


Dr. Joshua Thomas is the Deputy Director at the ICSSR North Eastern Regional Centre, Shillong & also Coordinator, ASEAN Studies Centre, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.  He is known for his pioneering research in diverse fields of social sciences in North-East India. His areas of interest include: issues related to ethnicity, insurgency, peace process, border trade and India’s relations with neighbouring countries particularly with Bangladesh, China and Myanmar. Recently he co-edited the book: Look East to Act East Policy – Implications for India’s Northeast (with Gurudas Das, 2016: Routledge, New Delhi). He is the Managing Editor of the Journal Man and Society – A Journal of North-East Studies.

Ms. Konthoujam Sarda works as a Research Associate at the ASEAN Studies Centre, Shillong. She is pursuing her doctoral research on India-ASEAN Relations and Emerging Regional Economic  and Security Scenario at the Department of Political Science, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong.

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