Geography, history, population (tribes and communities), economy, education,
industry, agriculture, natural resources of the region; Profiles of eight states -
Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Manipur
- North Eastern Council and its integrative role; Government and politics -
elections – political parties, regional party formations and their histories -
problems of development; Local governance – panchayat raj institutions, Sixth
Scheduled institutions in tribal and hill areas, non-Sixth Scheduled institutions in
Nagaland, traditional institutions, such as, Keban and Buliang in Arunachal Pradesh;
Insurgency movements in the region – the Naga secessionist movement, the MNF
movement during 1961-1986, the ULFA movement, the tribal armed insurgency in
Tripura, the Bodo movement – peace processes since 1953 – a brief historical
perspective; North East India and its connectivity with South and Southeast Asia -
its role as a corridor, the Asian Highway and the Stilwell road.
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