ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Building "Nostalgia" Communities

The South Asian migrant workers in Malaysia are not completely rootless individuals set adrift in an alien environment. They have created their own little exclusive comfort zones and tried to find a sense of belonging in a new socio-cultural milieu.

Malaysian-Indians: Rough Road to Equality?

Malaysia goes for its 13 general elections on 5 May and the Indian community there finds itself at a crossroads. A description of the political evolution of the Malaysian Indian community and what the future holds for them.

Remembering Sylhet: A Forgotten Story of India's 1947 Partition

Studies of India's Partition have been focused on the cases of Punjab and Bengal, but very few have been based on the site of partition in colonial Assam, "Sylhet". Urgent attention is required to record the historiography of partition in Sylhet as many of those who had experienced the phase of partition are more than 80 years old now.

Civilians and Localisation of Conflict in Assam

This paper discusses the findings of a participatory research project on the impact of armed violence on civilians living in Nalbari district of Assam. It focuses on the subjective experiences of people living in a conflict zone where small arms are widely available. In a situation where fear of armed violence is widespread among local communities, the findings add to a growing alternative discourse on security in India, which insists on human security to be the content and core of future policies. The study also reasserts that sustainable and equitable development is necessary if human security is to be guaranteed in the long term.

Small Arms Proliferation in India's North-East

Insurgency in the north-east has been fuelled by the increasing proliferation of small arms in the region, and the support received from external militant outfits. Military operations will do little to curb the increased resentment in these regions; rather a willingness and desire by the centre to recognise regional and ethnic aspiration will lead to a process of reconciliation in the troubled north-east.
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