Contents: Foreword/Madhav Godbole. Preface. 1. Introduction/B.B. Kumar. 2. Illegal migration from Bangladesh/Naresh Chandra. 3. Historical aspect of the illegal migration from Bangladesh/Udayan Mishra. 4. Illegal migration from Bangladesh: problem, and long-term perspective/Sanjoy Hazarika. 5. Migration from (East Bengal/East Pakistan) Bangladesh to India/Jayanta Kumar Ray. 6. Illegal migration from Bangladesh/D.N. Bezboruah. 7. Governance and the illegal migration in the north-east/N.N. Vohra. 8. Management of India's north-eastern borders/Prakash Singh. 9. Illegal migration from Bangladesh and the demographic change in the north-east region/Jogesh Ch. Bhuyan. 10. Illegal infiltration in the north-east: India's internal security perspectives/K.P.S. Gill. 11. Illegal migration from Bangladesh and security scenario in the north-east/J.N. Roy. 12. ISI and new wave of Islamic militancy in the north-east/Onkareshwar Pandey. 13. Illegal migration from Bangladesh and the electoral politics/Arun K. Sarma . 14. Illegal migration and the economy of north-east/Jayanta Madhab. 15. Illegal migration in the north-east: the economic aspects/Arun K. Sarma. 16. A note on the economic consequences of immigration of Bangladeshis into Assam/H.N. Das. 17. Illegal migration from Bangladesh: a case study of West Bengal/Bimal Pramanik. 18. Illegal migration from Bangladesh to Tripura/Arunodaya Saha. 19. Problems of immigration in India's north-east: aspects of conflict resolution/R. Gopalakrishnan and C. Joshua Thomas. 20. Bangladeshi immigration: are we heading for another partition?/Prakash Singh. 21. Illegal migration from Bangladesh/N. Changkakoti. 22. The problem of illegal immigration: some tentative solutions/D.N. Bezboruah. 23. Global processes and local concerns: Bangladeshi migrants in Assam/Anup Saikia. Annexes. Index.
"This compendium of twenty-three papers, presented at a national seminar, organised by Astha Bharati, Delhi, in association with the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research, addresses a wide range of issues concerning the complex problem of illegal migration from Bangladesh.
Tracing the factors responsible for illegal migration, both historical and politico-economic, the contributors analyse its implications for India in general and the north eastern states in particular--pushing high population growth, disturbing the demographic texture of population, threatening internal security, deteriorating economy and influencing electoral politics." (jacket)