Population question in the northeast region assumed critical dimension from the 1950s onward. This happened mainly because of the externally induced demographic growth in this region. Many movements took place in the mean time in the region to address the issue. Yet over the last four decades, this question remained unresolved. From social policy angle, the states of this region exhibited failed state syndrome. This led to both quantitative and qualitative crises of growing population in the region.
In this backdrop, this book gives very useful insight to the population dynamics in the region from interdisciplinary angles. The articles published in this book are well researched and touch upon the historical aspects, larger issues of population growth in the region, state level and micro level case studies and upon the larger policy issues pertaining to population growth and human development in this region.
This book immensely contributes to the existing literature on the subject and contains strong academic value. This book is also useful for the policy makers and policy researchers in and on this region.