This book traces economic and political issues through SAARC’s thirty-year journey. Topical and well-researched, this collection provides a comprehensive assessment of SAARC and provides policy directives for the future.  The book points out the issues and constraints that have hindered regional cooperation in South Asia. It establishes that despite being democracies, there has been little effort by member nations to promote regional cooperation in the public domain. It stresses that in view of the increased role that countries wish to play in globalisation, economic cooperation is the way forward. The book further argues that political will is the pivot on which the prospect of regional cooperation revolves.

South Asian Literatures: Beyond Borders, across Boundaries

South asian literatures: Beyond borders, across boundaries
Namita GokhaleMalashri Lal

A distinct South Asian literary identity, drawn from interconnecting languages, culture, food, music and oral heritage is emerging in modern fiction, and in social media. It cuts across the boundaries of religion and ideology, and stretches the limits of static political maps. Be it the commonality of Urdu through much of Pakistan, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh; or Bangla along the shores of the Padma river; or Tamil, one of the classical Indian languages, spreading through India and Sri ...

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