Ethnicity, Peace & Conflict
The Northeast India has become almost synonymous with ethnic politics and its violent manifestations. Over the years, it has baffled the social scientists and other observers. The region has been experiencing mass mobilisations and extreme polarisations in ethnic lines. The ethnic homeland is the buzzword for communities small or big. Mobilisations around ethnic homeland often led to violence and armed conflicts. The proliferation of small arms and porous border has complicated the ethnic issues further. In order to address and study the prevailing situation of political ferment and violence caused by ethnic assertions, insurgency and intense militarisation in Northeast India, Institute has been conducting some interesting research over the years.