Not all is right in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Some old British-rule-era habits die hard, or maybe they never die at all, for some imperial habits are essential for maintaining undemocratic dominance over democratically elected undesirables. Thus, New Delhi struck again, this time through the office of the governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
Garga Chatterjee is a Kolkata-based commentator on South Asian politics and culture. He received his PhD from Harvard and is a faculty at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.He blogs at hajarduari.wordpress.com.
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