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The book deals with the issues of democracy and development in major South Asian countries. In a comprehensive manner, it draws attention to various aspects like ethnicity, multiculturalism, authoritarianism, economic reforms, trade, armed rebellion, democracy movements, and federal pressures.

While examining the many facets of democracy and development in the region, the various contributors to the volume capture: the discontent in the political sphere within each country; how states navigate a maze of ethnic claims, multicultural compulsions, and separatist insurgencies; and; the region's optimism in economic reforms for development, peace-building processes for security, and democratization.

India–Pakistan Conflict over Kashmir: Peace Through Development Cooperation*
India–Pakistan conflict over Kashmir: Peace through development cooperation

The course of the bilateral relationship between India and Pakistan, ever since the inception of these two states in 1947, has never been smooth. Differences over a wide range of issues, such as the lack of a mutually acceptable international border, the sharing of resources, including water resources, the role and status of religious minorities in the respective countries, and to top it all the unresolved question of the status of Kashmir, have perennially placed India and Pakistan in an adversarial mould. The two countries have already fought three major and two minor wars since their Independence. Moreover, the arms race between the two countries has reached a point where ...

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