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Blisters on their Feet: Tales of Internally Displaced by Samir Kumar Das

By Samir Kumar Das

India's North East is quickly turning into one more quarter of common and man-made mess ups, intercommunity strife, and violent conflicts. This has result in its accounting for the most important variety of humans regularly at the flow within the nation, and accordingly the analogy within the e-book identify with Blisters on their toes. This e-book is a compendium of case reports drawn from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, and Tripura - the 4 worst-affected states of the quarter. This e-book is the 1st of its variety, weaving the tales of the folk of this quarter with infrequent perception, sensitivity, and dedication, and with none theoretical pretensions.

The editor's creation serves as an invaluable key to conceptualizing inner displacement as a examine challenge and a question of nationwide difficulty. The ebook is helping us comprehend the human tragedy of this sector in a much broader comparative context.

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For a discussion of the hierarchizing of macro-security over the micro ones, see, Samaddar (2006). 5. For a discussion of this, see, Chatterji. 6. Uttam Bathari, presentation to the Orientation Workshop on ‘Rethinking Rights, Justice and Development in India’. 7. For a discussion of the republican spirit, see, Pettit (1997). REFERENCES Ahmed, S. Z. 2006. ‘Echoes from Flash Flood Victims: A Case Study of Balbala Flash Flood’ (mimeo). , S. Basu Ray Chaudhury and S. K. Das (eds). 2005. Internal Displacement in South Asia: Relevance of UN Guiding Principles.

LOCUS AND PORTENTS OF ‘DISPLACEMENT’ IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH The Fall-outs of Tea Plantations in Lohit and Tirap Some vested interests misinterpret traditional law in their own favour. In the absence of cadastral survey and assigning land rights to the individuals, the village community is being deprived of the use of common property resources. Mass acquisition of land by planters in Lohit, Changlang and Tirap districts have denied ‘others’ in the village community access to the further expansion of agricultural SOCIO-ECONOMIC PORTENTS OF DISPLACEMENT OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES 49 land consequent upon the growth of population.

The much-touted Arakan gas pipeline that is supposed to pass through the region is feared to displace thousands of people in Tripura and Mizoram and fill the cylinders and coffers of the people in the mainland. Obviously this model of development is ethnically skewed and has an ethically uneven impact. What earlier used to be the ‘North East’ and regarded as an almost indivisible category has of late been disegregated into a conglomerate INTRODUCTION 39 of imaginary ethnic homelands and resentments against development projects sparking off displacement take on an essentially ethnic character.

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