Contents: Preface. Introduction. 1. The land and the people. 2. Relief operations. 3. Cross border movement--causes. 4. The rehabilitation and reclamation. 5. The impacts of the cross border movement. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.
"The problem of Bangladeshi immigrants has adversely impacted on socio-economic and political conditions in India.
The book focuses on unauthorized human movement from Bangladesh to Garo Hills, Meghalaya, in 1964 and then in 1971. Causes for migration, relief camps, rehabilitation and reclamation of displaced persons from across the border, and impact of these immigrants on the region are discussed and analysed.
The book may be found useful by the policy makers and scholars having interest in the region." (jacket)