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- Religions of South Asia
- India’s Evolving Deterrent Force Posturing in South Asia
- Human development, disparity and vulnerability: women in South Asia
Religions of South Asia
South Asia is the southern region of Asia , which is defined in both geographical and ethno-cultural terms. The Amu Darya , which rises north of the Hindu Kush , forms part of the northwestern border. However, the total area of South Asia and its geographical extent is not clear cut as systemic and foreign policy orientations of its constituents are quite asymmetrical. The common definition of South Asia is largely inherited from the administrative boundaries of the British Raj,  with several exceptions. The current territories of Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan which were the core territories of the British Empire from to also form the core territories of South Asia. By various definitions based on substantially different reasons, the British Indian Ocean Territory and the Tibet Autonomous Region are included as well. The boundaries of South Asia vary based on how the region is defined.
India’s Evolving Deterrent Force Posturing in South Asia
Even before the deadly clashes between Indian and Chinese armed forces in the Himalayas in the summer of drew international attention to the growing conflict between the two Asian giants, the other South Asian states have been acutely sensitive to the complex dynamics between New Delhi and Beijing. The Institute of South Asian Studies has put together a set of papers that explores how various South Asian countries are navigating between China that has risen to be a great power and India, which is at the heart of the subcontinent. Together, these papers provide important insights into what promises to be a consequential structural change in South Asian geopolitics. Contact Join Us Site Map.
Human development, disparity and vulnerability: women in South Asia
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This book discusses the perceptions India has about its South Asian neighbours, and how these neighbours, in turn, perceive India. While analyzing these perceptions, contributors, who are eminent researchers in international relations, have linked the past with present. They have also examined the reasons for positive or negative opinions about the other, and actors involved in constructing such opinions. In , after its independence, India became part of a disturbed South Asia, with countries embroiled in problems like boundary disputes, identity related violence etc.
This paper provides a literature review of intrahousehold gender disparities in South Asia. The paper draws on quantitative and qualitative research focusing on three countries—Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka—as well as Pakistan to a lesser extent. The paper captures the disparities within households between men and women as well as boys and girls. It also examines the short- and long-term impacts of these disparities on intragenerational and intergenerational inequalities, and differences of capabilities and opportunities among genders. The main areas of exploration are inequalities in health, education and work.
Its physical landscapes, political units, and ethnic groups are both wide-ranging and many. South Asia extends south from the main part of the continent to the Indian Ocean. The western boundary is the desert region where Pakistan shares a border with Iran. Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism are the top three religions of South Asia.