This book examines the major armed conflicts in South Asia — in India (with special reference to the Northeast, Jammu & Kashmir and the Naxalites), Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Designed as an annual series, the articles cover a set of issues across volumes. Each article provides a brief historical sketch of the emergence of armed conflict and outlines its various phases. The roles, objectives and strategies of the major state, non-state and international actors are critically evaluated.
1. Armed Conflicts in South Asia: An Overview P. R. Chari 2. Afghanistan: Continuing Violence Shanthie Mariet D’Souza 3. Pakistan: The Sectarian Conflict Kanchan Lakshman 4. Pakistan: The War of Tribes D. Suba Chandran 5. J&K: From Militancy to Jihad? Kavita Suri & D. Suba Chandran 6. The Naxal Conflict in India Mallika A. Joseph & Devyani Srivasatava 7. Northeast: Islands of Peace and Ocean of Conflict Bibhu Prasad Routray 8. Bangladesh: Islamic Militancy and the Rise of Religious Right Smruti S. Pattanaik 9. Nepal: State in Dilemma P. G. Rajamohan 10. Sri Lanka: Thumbs Up to Violence: Thumbs Down to Peace N. Manoharan