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Contours: Essays on Security and Strategy

By Jaideep Saikia

Sagittarius Print, Guwahati, 2001

Pnce: INR 100/USD 20

 Contours, a compilation of journalist Jaideep Saikia's recent articles on security in India's Northeast, draws in readers with short and crisp pieces that are picturesque and evocative. Writing on the Northeast is characterised in general by a dearth of on-the-ground reporting, and Saikia has made a commendable effort at beginning to fill that vacuum. Contours establishes him as a serious student of security affairs and as one of the few 'experts' on Northeast India who attempt to combine fieldwork with analysis.

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