ISBN 9780761936534,Blisters on their Feet : Tales of Internally Displaced Persons in India's North East

Blisters on their Feet : Tales of Internally Displaced Persons in India's North East



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780761936534

ISBN-10 076193653X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)


This book is a comprehensive study on India?s North East where violence, development and natural disasters that lead to eviction and displacement of `citizens` within a country produce more Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) than refugees. Dwelling upon this debate, the book discusses the two major sources of displacement, conflict and development, and presents a compendium of case studies drawn from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and Tripura?the four worst-affected states of the region. The Introduction to the book highlights the silenced aspects of displacement, drawing upon the implications of the case studies presented and bringing them to the centre of any future theoretical enquiry into the society and politics of the region. Blisters on their Feet: Tales of Internally Displaced Persons in India?s North East provides contrasting perspectives on what is often considered a simple answer to displacement, and views the phenomenon as a logical culmination of a package of policies initiated and undertaken in the region, particularly in the age of globalization. The case studies display rare insight, human rights sensitivity and commitment, sans any theoretical pretensions. The book serves as a useful key in placing the North East in the newly emergent discourse on displacement and brings it to the forefront of the public agenda. It offers important insights for policy makers and analysts, research scholars, human rights activists, lawyers, developmental specialists, students and socially concerned citizens. Table of Contents Preface Introduction by SAMIR KUMAR DAS I. ARUNACHAL PRADESH Socio-economic Portents of Displacement of Indigenous Peoples P K MANDAL and M C BEHERA Proposed Subansiri Hydel Project: A Case Study of Potential Displacement TIMO RIBA Displacement and Refugee Issue in Arunachal Pradesh P K PANIGRAHI A Case Study of the Sulungs (Puroiks) SRISTIDHAR DUTTA and TANA SHOWREN Internally Displaced Persons of Changlang District K O SEBASTIAN II. ASSAM Environment-induced IDPs: An Appraisal NAZMIN BANU ISLAM River Bank Erosion Affected People in the Kamrup District APARNA GOSWAMI and BANESWAR DAS Erosion-induced Displacement in Nagaon, Morigaon, Barpeta, Dhubri and Goalpara Districts JYOTIRMAY JANA Conflict and Displacement: A Case Study of the Election Violence in 1983 MAKIKO KIMURA The Displaced Santhals of Western Assam BISWAJIT CHAKRABARTY IDPs of Western Assam: A Study of Conflict-Induced Displacement SUBHAS BARMAN Nobody`s People: Muslim IDPs of Western Assam UDDIPANA GOSWAMI The Displaced Reangs of Hailakandi District ABDUL MANNAN MAZUMDAR and BORNALI BHATTACHARJEE III. MANIPUR Kuki-Naga Conflict and its Impact on the Zeliangrong People K GAILANGAM A Study of Ethnic Conflicts in the Hills, 1992-1993 KSH BIMOLA DEVI IDPs of Manipur Hills KOIJAM SHETHAJIT A Case Study of the May 1993 Riot Victims of Purum Pangaltabi S MANGI SINGH A Note on the Internally Displaced Persons R K RANJAN SINGH IDPs and the Problems of their Education L LEIREN SINGH IV. TRIPURA Internally Displaced Persons in Tripura: Past and Present MAHADEV CHAKRAVARTI Development and Displacement: A Case Study of the IDPs SATYADEO PODDAR Gumti Hydel Project and the Displaced Persons MALAYA BANERJEE Landownership and Occupational Patterns of IDPs (1999-2001): A Case Study RUMA SAHU and AMITABHA SINHA Internal Displacement: A Man-made Tragedy SUKHENDU DEBBARMA The Case of Urabari Mohanpur Block CHANDRIKA BASU MAJUMDER V. THE NORTH EAST Birth of a Problem SUDHIR KUMAR SINGH and SRISTIDHAR DUTTA Paradigm of Development: A Critique DEEPAK MISHRA Waiting for Elusive Resettlement and Rehabilitation? MONIRUL HUSSAIN Challenges Ahead SUBIR BHAUMIK Development, Displacement, and the Right to Life WALTER FERNANDES and SANJAY BARBORA Index