South Asia

The Afghanistan Papers: a Secret History of war

Analyzing 20 years of US-Afghan war

Book Name: The Afghanistan Papers : A Secret History of the War Author: Craig Whitlock  The crashing of hijacked planes into the World Trade Center and on Pentagon on September 11, 2001, by the reported hijackers of Al-Qaeda alarmed the Americans about their safety in this isolated continental mainland which had not faced any direct […]

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Pakistan, strategy, grand. India, book,

Steering Pakistan in a zig zag World

Book Name: Pakistan and a World in Disorder : A Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century Author: Javid Husain Pakistan with a 250 million population having an area of 882000 square kilometers is the second largest South Asian country by area. With its independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, Pakistan has been an important

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land the state and war property institutions and political order in Afghanistan, book,

Private vs Collective, property in chaotic Afghanistan

Book Name; Land, the State, and War Authors; Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, Ilia Murtazashvili The mountainous war-ravaged country of Afghanistan does not have a well-formed and established footing for securing private property as is common in other developed countries of the world. Being rural and clannish in nature, the utility and efficacy of such legal setups

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peace, technology, book, professor, Fani, Das, India,

Bringing peace in a technical way!

Book Name: Peace Technology Author: Prof. Bhusan Das Fani Professor Bhusan Das Fani in collaboration with Elizabeth Jacquel of the United States presented the concept of Technology for World Peace. Like any other pure and hardcore sciences and technological development, Peace could also be developed and implemented in humans’ daily lives.  Which could be inculcated

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From India to Israel, identity, immigration, and the struggle for religious equality, book,

Bene Israel; from India to Israel again

Book Name: From India to Israel : Identity, Immigration, and the Struggle for Religious Equality Author: Joseph Hodes Travelling a distance of 4540 kilometers from the Dominion of India to the newly created state of Israel after its creation eight decades ago was certainly motivated by a cause.  In just three years from 1948 to

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Tamil, Muslims, Indian, book, history, South Asia,

The enduring resilience of Tamil Muslims

Book Name: How Best Do We Survive? : A Modern Political History of the Tamil Muslims Author:  Kenneth McPherson The main title of the book, “How Best Do We Survive?” adequately describes the strength and resilience of the Tamil Muslims in specific and the springiness of the Indian Muslims in general. The Tamil Muslims form

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the politics of sport in South Asia, book, cricket, politics, history,

Cricket politics: interplaying in grounds of South Asia

Book Name; The Politics of Sport in South Asia Editors; Subhas Ranjan Chakraborty, Shantanu Chakrabarti, and Kingshuk Chatterjee Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and even barbaric tribes had some notion of sport, leisure, and physical activities. Their conception varied according to their level of civilization and mental growth but one thing was common among them, they believed in

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Dr. Ambedkar, India, liberalism, Dalits, book,

Dr. Ambedkar, a man for all ages!

Book Name: The Socio-Political Ideas of Br Ambedkar : Liberal Constitutionalism in a Creative Mould Author: Bidyut Chakrabarty There are more than 3000 castes or Jatis in India which have further sub castes internally making the social and political system of this country further complicated and tense.  In such a diverse and religious-based caste division,

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4 state analysis, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, book,

4 South Asians smouldering and fraying

Book Name: Internal Conflicts: A Four State Analysis ( India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar ) Editor: V.R. Raghavan The four South Asian states, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar have a collective population of 1690 million.  India shares its borders with Bangladesh, Nepal, and Myanmar while the Sri Lankan peninsula is separated by the Palk

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South Asia in World History , book, Marc Jason Gilbert,

The trans-historical South Asia!

Book Name: South Asia in World History Author: Marc Jason Gilbert The geographical landmass of South Asia from ancient times has been a cradle of religions and civilizations. This landmass with its diverse natural, cultural, and historical singularity holds a unique place in world history and politics. From the cuisine, science, and dressing to the architectural

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