India's Look East policy was launched in 1991 by the then Narasimha Rao government to renew political contacts, increase economic integration and forge security cooperation with several countries of Southeast Asia as a means to strengthen political understanding. The book, while providing a historical background of political integration and its fallout in Northeast India since independence, examines the continuity and change of India's policy towards its northeastern region and the economic potentials of this policy.
Thongkholal Haokip is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Presidency University, Kolkata. He is the Editor of Journal of North East India Studies, and specialises in and writes extensively on India's policy towards its Northeastern region, the Look East policy, ethnicity and ethnic relations in Northeast India. He has recently edited The Kukis of Northeast India: Politics and Culture (2013).
Acknowledgements Preface Regional Integration and India Evolution of India's Look East Policy Economic Potentials of the Look East Policy Political Integration in Northeast India Economic Development in Northeast India India's Northeast Policy Political Impact of the Look East Policy Conclusion Bibliography Index