Security, Governance, and Democratic Rights: Essays on the North-East is a collection of articles on the north-east of India. Peace-building is a more complex process than ‘pacification’ through excessive military and paramilitary deployment. Impunity provided under AFSPA has often been misused by security personnel. Human rights have been regularly violated. Irom Sharmila has been on hunger strike for the last 13 years demanding withdrawal of AFSPA from Manipur. The book describes the problems in the north-east including security, governance, human rights, environment, corruption, and gender disparity. The policy process with regard to the Northeast is also examined. This is one of the first books that take a close look into the problems of common people of the region and their fight for dignity of life and human rights. This book will be very useful for those who are interested in the North-East, such as libraries, students, academics, human rights activists, and non-government organisations.