Ashish Kundra’s book is an incisive look at how India’s northeast is rapidly integrating with the mainstream
For anyone interested in knowing about India’s northeast, a region with a growing presence in the mind space of the “national mainstream”, Ashish Kundra’s A Resurgent Northeast: Narratives of Change, can act as a primer. The author is an IAS officer from the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre and served in Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram. Through his job, he had substantial exposure to the region. Fortunately, the book doesn’t read like a bureaucratic report, but like a long-form journalistic piece with an outsider’s perspective.