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Media as Politics in South Asia, book, channels, TVs, media,

Media as arbiter between masses and state

Book Name: Media as Politics in South Asia Editors: Sahana Udupa, Stephen McDowell Can we imagine a society that is immune or at least less influenced by the impact of media both traditional and non-traditional?  Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad were the media of their times hymning to the war heroes. The same techniques and tactics […]

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South China sea, politics, regime, management, peace, conlicts, book,

Simmering politics of South China Sea

Book Name: Security and International Politics in the South China Sea: Towards a Co-operative management regime Editors: Ralf Emmers, Sam Batman The marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean, the South China Sea, is an important maritime trade route through which at least USD 3 billion in trade is shipped each year.  Bordered on the northern

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China, India, Pakistan, destruction, fire, nuclear weapons,

Mutual mistrust on sure doomsday

Book Name; South Asia’s Nuclear Security Dilemma; India, Pakistan and China. Author; Lowell Dittmer The book cover with an image of computer lab in light darkness very precisely depicts the nature of south Asian politics and security. Any slight mistake or clicking the wrong key on the computer keyboard may wrought destruction up on them!!

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Punjab, Pakistan, farmers, protests, colonial, British, India, army,

Rootless even after a hundred years

Book Name; Ethics of Staying: Social Movements And Land Rights Politics In Pakistan. Author; Mubbashir A. Rizvi Agriculture in Pakistan and also in India is mainly operated through the system of share cropping. Tenants work hard to produce enough yield from the land that not only subsist them but also the land owner as well.

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war, Pakistan, India, non state actors, franchising, book,

Franchising war to non-state actors

Book Name; Gambling with Violence, State Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and in India. Author; Yelena Biberman. Yelena Biberman took the microcosm of two South Asian nuclear countries of India and Pakistan to show the macrocosm to its readers: why the two South Asian neighbours are out sourcing the violence to the ordinary civilians, criminals

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nuclear, program, Pakistan

Pakistan, 2nd Nuclearization of South Asia

Book Name; Pakistan Pathway to Bomb, Ambitions, Politics and Rivalries Author; Dr. Mansoor Ahmed Khan Even before the 1971 war and separation of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), Pakistani establishment was thinking about a nuclear program. However, President General Ayub Khan turned down the proposal of his Foreign Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto to start a nuclear

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Netting the Terrorism in South Asia

Netting the Terrorism in South Asia

Book Name; The Politics of counter-terrorism in India, Strategic Intelligence and National security in South Asia. Author; Prem Mahadevan A good read for those interested in the Indian politics after Mumbai attack, 2008. The India blame on Pakistan for providing “necessary support” to the perpetrators of these attacks further strained the already tensed relations between

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US, Army, Afghanistan, war, book,

The self-punching Magalomania of powerfulness

Book Name; Hubris, Self-interest, and America’s Failed war in Afghanistan; the Self-sustaining Overreach. Author; Thomas P. Cavanna. The book is solely focused on one of the longest war of America fought after cold war… Though initially the dreaded American military power gave an upper hand bad victory to it in this mountainous country. It was

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