The political economy of conflict in Telangana and Nagaland

Conflicts in India are usually explained from an international perspective, i.e. departing from the historical conflict with Pakistan to understand internal tensions and conflicts.  Instead, this project starts from a local perspective to further our knowledge of these internal conflicts.  It analyses the triangular relationship between local government, rebel movements and civil society in the local space of two protracted conflict zones: Telengana and Nagaland. In Telengana it analyses the relations between the Naxalites, the Andhra government and the Telengana Rashtra Samiti (separatist political party).  In Nagaland it concentrates on the relationship between the National Socialist Council of Nagaland, the Nagaland government and the Christian Churches.

  • Funded by: FWO (2006-2010)