Modi’s North East Story

Publisher:
Rupa Publications India
| Author:
Aditya Pittie , Tuhin A. Sinha (Editor)
| Language:
English
| Format:
Hardback

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A one-of-its-kind anthology that documents the transformation of India’s northeastern states since 2014.

India’s northeastern states bore the brunt of the horribly miscalculated 1962 war with China, which resulted in many problems. While losing territory to China was one of them, the deep-rooted emotional scars and alienation of the northeastern states due to repeated neglect by successive central governments was tougher to heal.

After Prime Minister (PM) Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had made an earnest attempt to bridge the divide between the Northeast and the rest of India during his tenure, PM Narendra Modi was the first to take the task of uplifting the Northeast with a rare visionary zeal with his Act East Policy. Ten years later, the results are all too visible.

Seamless road connectivity, umpteen new airports and vast swathes of new railway tracks across hitherto unconnected areas have changed the way one travels across the Northeast. The massive dip in insurgency and resolution of inter-state conflicts have created an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, resulting in unprecedented tourist footfall and an upswing in the local economy. This transformation ought to be witnessed personally to understand what political willpower can achieve.

Modi’s Northeast Story brings together contributors who have been at the forefront of ushering in this change or have witnessed it unfolding from very close quarters

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A one-of-its-kind anthology that documents the transformation of India’s northeastern states since 2014.

India’s northeastern states bore the brunt of the horribly miscalculated 1962 war with China, which resulted in many problems. While losing territory to China was one of them, the deep-rooted emotional scars and alienation of the northeastern states due to repeated neglect by successive central governments was tougher to heal.

After Prime Minister (PM) Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had made an earnest attempt to bridge the divide between the Northeast and the rest of India during his tenure, PM Narendra Modi was the first to take the task of uplifting the Northeast with a rare visionary zeal with his Act East Policy. Ten years later, the results are all too visible.

Seamless road connectivity, umpteen new airports and vast swathes of new railway tracks across hitherto unconnected areas have changed the way one travels across the Northeast. The massive dip in insurgency and resolution of inter-state conflicts have created an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, resulting in unprecedented tourist footfall and an upswing in the local economy. This transformation ought to be witnessed personally to understand what political willpower can achieve.

Modi’s Northeast Story brings together contributors who have been at the forefront of ushering in this change or have witnessed it unfolding from very close quarters

About Author

Tuhin A. Sinha is a best-selling author, columnist and politician. He is presently the national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is acknowledged among the most prolific Indian writers with a knack for experimenting with new genres. He recently completed an acclaimed trilogy on India’s unsung subaltern freedom fighters with his books The Legend of Birsa Munda, The Great Tribal Warriors of Bharat and Sido Kanhu. Tuhin’s books traverse a wide range of subjects across fiction and non-fiction genres. As a popular media voice of the BJP, he has been vocal about and articulate on all recent political issues through his articles in print and appearances on news debates. Aditya Pittie is an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor with interests in politics, public policy and nation-building. He holds a BS (Engineering) degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and a MS/MBA degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. Aditya is a mentor for the Atal Innovation Mission, Government of India, past president of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), Pune, and Convenor (Western Maharashtra) of the BJP Intellectual Cell.

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