1st Edition

Trans-Border Transactions in North East India Tripura-Bangladesh Border

By Asok Kumar Ray Copyright 2025
    444 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book analyses the cross-border transactions in North-East India, with particular focus on the Tripura-Bangladesh border. It explores the inter-relationship between community, state and market, and also discusses the spatial identity of Tripura in pre and post-partition era and the implications of partition and border-making to the cross-border communities of Tripura and Bangladesh. It reflects on trade transactions between India and Bangladesh and more significantly, on informal cross-border trade, social transactions and people-to-people contact across the border.

    The subject matter in this book also captures the community anxieties emerging from land boundary institutions and the issues of conflict and development in the cross-border space of Tripura-Bangladesh. It also discusses the dynamics of community inter-dependence and opposition in the post-partition condition in the Tripura and Bangladesh.

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    1. Community, State and Market

    2. The Spatial Identity of Tripura

    3. Partition, Border and Community

    4. Land Boundary : Institutions, Anxieties and Community

    5. Trade and Development

    6. Conflict and Governance

    7. Social Transactions and People-to-People Contact

    8. Conclusion



    Asok Kumar Ray is scholar who writes about North East India. He has authored and co-edited several books and has written many research papers on North East India. He was a visiting fellow at OKDISCD, Guwahati, India.