South Asia 2011

8th Edition

Europa Publications

Published October 4, 2010
Reference - 840 Pages
ISBN 9781857435726 - CAT# Y108090
Series: South Asia

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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:

General Survey

  • 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.

Country Surveys

  • 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.

Regional Information

  • 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.


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