Overview for Sikkim's Tryst with Nathu La: What Awaits India's East and Northeast?
The book deals with the issues concerning Sikkim's development in the wider context of the prospects of trade relationship between Indian and Chian through Nathu La. It offers insights and observations for a comprehensive analysis of the economic, political, social and cultural dynamics of development of Sikkim in the wider perspective of Northeast India-Southwest China cooperation, and their trade and security implications.
The volume aims to prove that Nathu La can provide a lesson that borders should become the meeting point for people to exchange and share translational ideas, wealth and culture for a better world, rather than diving them on narrower political and strategic visions. The volume is expected to draw attention to, and generate interest beyond Sikkim to other Northeastern states, which also have been suffering from various unlawful and unwanted activities from their closed borders with their neighbouring nations for a very long period of time. The book may be of use to policy planners and to those having interest in the region.
Jayanta Kumar Ray (Editor)
Dr. Jayanta Kumar Ray is the Founder President of South Asia Research Society, a non-profit non-government organization, which conducts projects ranging from rural poverty alleviation to law enforcement reform. Some of his previous assignments were: Centenary Professor of International Relations and Director, Centre for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta; professor of Behavioural Sciences, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. He is currently a Member, Peace Studies Group, Calcutta University, and an Editorial Fellow at the Centre for Studies in civilizations, New Delhi. He is the author of a number of important publications on a variety of themes, e.g. national security, public bureaucracy, foreign policy, internal colonialism, and civil-military relations in post-colonial societies.
Rakhee Bhattacharya (Editor)
Rakhee Bhattacharya, an economist by profession, is currently a Fellow with the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata. She is also an Endeavour Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of International Studies in the University of South Australia. She is the co-editor of Northeast India: Administrative Reforms and Economics development. Her publications encompass the areas of development, disparity, poverty, regional economies and economy of insurgency.
Kausik Bandyopadhyay (Editor)
Kausik Bandyopadhyay teaches history at North Bengal University and is currently completing his doctorate on the social history of Bengali football at the University of Calcutta. Associate Editor of the journal Soccer and Society, he has written extensively on football for Kick-Off, the magazine of the Indian Football Federation, and Anandabazar Patrika.