South Asia 2010

7th Edition

Edited by Europa Publications

© 2009 – Routledge

808 pages

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Hardback: 9781857435344
pub: 2009-10-26
US Dollars$810.00

About the Book

Now in its seventh edition, South Asia 2010 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 2010 provides a unique overall perspective on this increasingly important region.

The book is divided into three sections:

General Survey

  • containing introductory essays by key specialists providing impartial coverage of issues of regional importance including security and religion. Essays include: 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 a Superpower; Gender Issues in South Asia; the Religions of South Asia; The Rise of Islamic Extremism in South Asia and Population and Environmental Issues in South Asia.

Country Surveys

  • detailed coverage of the eight countries of South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, The Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  • up-to-date statistical surveys including the latest available figures on population and area, agriculture, industry, trade, transport, communications, media and education
  • a directory section of essential contact names, postal addresses and e-mail and internet addresses.

Regional Information

  • a biographical section profiling prominent figures in the South Asian region
  • directory details of research institutes studying the area and a select book and periodicals bibliography.


'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

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