Sanjib Baruah is Professor of Political Studies at Bard College, New York and Visiting Professor, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. His publications include India against Itself: Assam and the Politics of Nationality (University of Pennsylvania Press and Oxford University Press 1999), Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of Northeast India (Oxford University Press, 2005) and the edited volumes Beyond Counterinsurgency: Breaking the Impasse in Northeast India (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Ethnonationalism in India: A Reader (Oxford University Press, 2010).