This excellent work is a collection of very learned papers of the author written on different occasion his immediate not so immediate and long term analysis of the issues that have confronted this part of the country especially the rugged hill country of Nagaland and a complex social milieu known as Manipur.
The core contents of the book consist of seventeen essays dealing with the issues of conflict in Manipur and Nagaland. The author writes as an expert a man who known the two states from the grass roots. There is as provocative dialogue of Commandant Jassal with a young Naga research scholar on the sensitivity of the Meitei Naga relationship. This dialogue draws the best out of him. He writes on the Naga attitudes, The Naga tangle, Naga intransigence. The Myanmarese and non Myanmarese factors affecting Manipur are of good interest. He boldly analyses the cultural polarization in Manipur which is a reflection of the pluralism and modernization in the state. He also touches on the staggering human right issues deftly.
Packed with facts and figures this book portrays inside account of the causes of militancy and ways to conflict resolution in coherent way. Glossary of relevant terms and appendices are added features.