Troubled Islands - Writings on the indigenous peoples and environment of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Over the years there has been a reasonable amount of academic work on the hunter-gatherer communities and the fragile environment of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. At the same time, however, the threat to the survival of these small communities has intensified as development policies that are completely insensitive to their needs and that of the local environment have been conceived, formulated and implemented here. Little, if any, research or publication in the mainstream Indian media has been seen on this aspect of the islands in the last few decades. Troubled Islands is a compilation of articles since 1998 by Pankaj Sekhsaria on precisely these issues. It is perhaps the most detailed account of recent developments in the islands and is made up of articles that were first published in leading Indian publications that include Frontline, The Hindu, Economic And Political Weekly and Sanctuary Asia. They look at some of the key issues faced by the islands and the islanders
today and follow the major developments that have taken place here in the last few years.