Migrants in Flight: Conflict-Induced Internal Displacement of Nepalis in Northeast India

The Nepalis from the neighbouring kingdom of Nepal, who have been migrating to Northeast India since the colonial times have long integrated into the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society of the region. Settled in almost all the states of the region they have, in recent times, been frequently identified as foreigners as their growing numbers have caused worry in a backward region of India, as well as the seemingly deliberate attempts of the ethnic movements to loosely define the term 'foreigner'. They have suffered large-scale evictions and internal displacement. This paper looks at the conflict-induced displacement of the Nepalis in Northeast India. 

Nath, L. 2005. Occasional Papers in Sociology and Anthropology - Peace and Democracy in South Asia. 1:1, 57-72.


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