A.C. Bhagabati, former Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, on Wednesday released a book, “Looking Back Into the Future: Identity & Insurgency in Northeast India,” by M.S. Prabhakara, veteran journalist and former Special Correspondent of The Hindu and Frontline in South Africa and northeast India at a function held at the Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development (OKDISCD) here.

The book, simultaneously published in the United Kingdom by Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, is an initiative of the think tank OKDISCD.

It consists of a selection of essays, edit page articles and reports by Dr. Prabhakara written in The Hindu, Frontline, Economic and Political Weekly on questions of identity, ethnicity, sovereignty and insurgency in the northeast over the past three and a half decades.

Udayon Misra of OKDISCD and Rakhee Kalita Moral of Cotton College discussed the book at the release function chaired by OKDISCD Director Indranee Dutta.

Dr. Prabhakara thanked OKDISCD for inviting him as a visitor under the scholar-in-residence programme of the institute.

During his stint he put together a selection of his essays and edit page articles into book form so that the institute could arrange to publish it.

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