This short paper outlines some of the background to the work which is being carried on with the Crisis States Programme in North East India, by Professors Apuba Baruah and Manorama Sharma of the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya. It draws on the visit that Harriss made to Shillong in March 2002, and on the text of a Consultation Paper on 'Empowering and Strengthening of Panchayati Raj Institutions/Autonomous District Councils/ Traditional Tribal Governing Institutions in North East India' submitted to the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution in December 2001.
Harriss, J. Working Paper No.13. The state, tradition and conflict in the North Eastern states of India. (2002) 8 pp.