This book analyzes how the polities in South Asia constructed and managed frontiers from British times to the modern era. It claims that modern-day counter-insurgency (COIN) to a great extent can be traced back to the small war concept of late nineteenth century.
Introduction 1. British India, North-West Frontier and the Afghan ‘Problem’: Circa 1800–1913 2. British India’s North-East Frontier and Burma: 1772–1913 3. North-West and North-East Frontiers during the Two World Wars: 1914–45 4. North-West Frontiers of India and Pakistan: 1947–2013 5. Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies in North-East India: 1947–2013 6. Conclusion