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Insurgency, Sex, and Tribalism in Northeastern India

By Martin W. Lewis | June 3, 2011 | 2 Comments
Map of language and religion in northeastern India

The small Indian state of Tripura was until recently beleaguered by insurgency, much like its neighbors in northeastern India. South Asia Terrorism Portal lists one active terrorist/insurgent group, two proscribed groups, and twenty-two inactive ones. Most have championed indigenous claims to land and autonomy, opposing the Bengali migration that has transformed the state.

Red Tripura and the Geopolitics of Greater Bengal

By Martin W. Lewis | June 1, 2011 | 13 Comments
Map of Indian states by party of government, 2011

India’s regional elections in early May 2011 saw the devastating defeat of the far left. After having ruled the 91-million-strong state of West Bengal for thirty-four years, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [abbreviated as CPI(M)] lost 146 seats in the Legislative Assembly, retaining only 42. In what could be an epochal loss, the larger

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