IMPHAL, Nov 29 - Journalist Pradip Phanjoubam�s book � The North East Question: Conflicts and Frontiers will hit book stands in UK and USA on December 15. The book is scheduled to be released by Routledge UK and Routledge USA simultaneously.
The 226-page book explores the idea, psychology and political geography of Northeast India. Unraveling the history behind the turmoil engulfing North East, the book contends that certain geographies � most pertinently fertile river valleys and surrounding mountains which feed the rivers � are integral to nature and any effort to disrupt this cohesion will result in conflict.
It also traces the geopolitics of the region since Colonial era � in particular the politics that went into the making of the McMahon Line, the Radcliffe Line and the Pemberton Line; the region�s relations with its international neighbours � China, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal.
�Lucid and analytical, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of Northeast India, modern Indian history, international relations, defence and strategic studies, and political science�, says the publisher Routledge India.