These maps were designed by Xavier Houdoy for Noria. They were based on data gathered by Mathilde Allain in 2013 and 2014. To use these maps from Noria’s website, please provide their title along with Noria’s name and the URL of the webpage.


A PhD candidate at the French Institute of Geopolitics, University of Paris 8, Xavier Houdoy deals with contemporary state logics and dynamics in India’s North-East. His research focuses on the State-building process still ongoing in the region, alternatively embodied by security policies and development initiatives, and its multiple impacts on a territory that figures as a “space of resistance”.Affiliated to the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH) in New Delhi from September 2013 to September 2015, he has conducted extensive fieldwork in New Delhi and throughout several North-East states.