Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 06/2009

Internal Displacement, Migration, and Policy in Northeastern India

Uddipana Goswami

April 2007

East-West Center


The paper is divided into four sections: Migration; Illegal Migration and Policy Lacunae; Ethnic Politics and Internal Displacement; and State Responses to InternalDisplacement. In the first section I discuss the colonial policy environment, altered administrative boundaries and concepts and how all this aided/abetted large-scale migrations into the Northeast.