This Handbook brings together essays that introduce the reader to the key issues in South Asian political development. Written by experts in their respective areas, the essays explore key aspects of political economy, political and economic change, and the complex diplomatic and security challenges of individual countries and the region as a whole. Essays discuss topics as wide-ranging as China’s growing reach in South Asia, political Islam, SAARC and water politics through the region. This well-researched Handbook is an essential reference tool for students and scholars of Political Science, International Relations and South Asian studies.
With an introduction by Harsh V Pant.
List of Contributors
Introduction Harsh V. Pant
SECTION ONE: Issues of Regional Importance
Political Islam in South Asia Iftikhar H. Malik
SAARC and Regional Cooperation in South Asia Nishchal N. Pandey
China’s Growing Reach in South Asia Harsh V. Pant
India-Pakistan Relations: History, Conflict and Contemporary Issues Rudra Chaudhuri
The Politics of Water in South Asia Daanish Mustafa, Milan A. Karner and Harris Kuemmerle 00
SECTION TWO: Contemporary Political History