South Asia 2011 provides an in-depth library of information on the countries and territories of the region. Exhaustively researched by Europa's experienced editorial team, this title includes a vast range of up-to-date economic, political and statistical data. Combining impartial analysis with facts and figures, South Asia 2011 provides a unique overall perspective on this increasingly important region.
The book is divided into three sections:
- containing introductory essays by key specialists providing impartial coverage of issues of regional importance. Essays include: The USA's AfPak Strategies; Globalization and Human Development in South Asia; Corruption and Governance in South Asia; Current Security Issues in South Asia; Forced Migration in South Asia; India as an Emerging Superpower; Gender Issues in South Asia; the Religions of South Asia; The Rise of Islamist Extremism in South Asia; and Population and Environmental Issues in South Asia.
- detailed coverage of the eight countries of South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India (including extensive information on each Indian state and territory), the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
- up-to-date statistical surveys, including the latest available figures on area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, communications and media, and education
- a comprehensive directory section of essential contact names, postal addresses and e-mail and internet addresses covering key areas such as the government, political organizations, diplomatic representation, the judiciary, religion, the media, finance, trade and industry, tourism, defence and education.
- a biographical section profiling prominent figures in the South Asian region
- directory details of research institutes studying the area and a select books and periodicals bibliography.
Table of Contents
Part 1: General Survey. Unpacking AfPak. South Asian Security in 2011. India: The Emerging Power. The Rise of Islamist Extremism in South Asia. Globalisation and Human Development in South Asia. Corruption and Governance in South Asia. Population and Environmental Issues in South Asia. Forced Migration Issues in South Asia. Gender Issues in South Asia. The Religions of South Asia. Part 2: Country Surveys. Afghanistan. Bangladesh. Bhutan. India. The Maldives. Nepal. Pakistan. Sri Lanka. Part 3: Who's Who of South Asia. Part 4: Regional Information. Regional Organizations. Major Commodities of South Asia.
'Contains a surprising amount of detail and facts on the South Asia region - information which would take a considerable amount of time to gather from other sources. This volume provides an excellent overview of the social and economic challenges faced by the region' - Reference Reviews