SECTION ONE

1.1 Northeast India: An infrastructural entity

“Northeast India is littered with concrete. From winding flyovers to towering churches on village hillsides to surveillance towers housing paramilitary forces, concrete is integral to the region‚Äôs urban and rural landscapes and everything in between. What can all this concrete tell us? What stories does it open up? What can questions about politics, power, development and culture can concrete raise?‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒ‚ÄėConcrete and Culture in Northeast India‚Äô by Duncan Macduiara [1]

Containing a little less than 4% of the country’s total population and approximately 8% of the total land area, the eight north easternmost states in India, collectively referred to as India’s Northeast, assume significance due to their geo-political......


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