Since the partition of the subcontinent along communal lines, political violence has increased in South Asia. Terrorism is one such manifestation of this violence. This book witnesses serious assessment of various aspects of terrorism that are affecting South Asia as eight scholars of international repute take a closer look at the problem. These essays discuss how terrorist activity in the region during the past few decades can be directly linked to religion-centric violence. Apart from other events, this book looks at prolonged terrorism in Punjab; militancy in Kashmir; ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka; insurgency in northest India; Maoist insurgency in Nepal; and sectarian conflict in Pakistan.
Table of Contents
Introduction P R Kumaraswamy 1. Terrorism in South Asia: The Changing Trends P R Kumaraswamy 2. Unholy Alliance: Religion and Political Violence in South Asia Robert G. Wirsing 3. Understanding the 1993 Mumbai Bombings: Madrassas and the Hierarchy of Terror Marika Vicziany 4. Force and Compromise: India's Counter-Insurgency Grand Strategy Rajesh Rajagopalan 5. Ethno-Nationalism and the Politics of Terror in India's Northeast Wasbir Hussain 6. Identity Politics and Minorities in Pakistan Rasul Bakhsh Rais 7. The Evolution of Sectarian Conflicts in Pakistan and the Ever-Changing Face of Islamic Violence Frederic Grare 8. Islamic Militancy in Bangladesh: The Threat from Within Sreeradha Datta 9. Political Terrorism of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Sri Lanka Gamini Samaranayake. Notes on Contributors. Index
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