Exhaustively researched and updated, South Asia 2014 is an in-depth library of information on the countries and territories of this vast world region.
New for 2014:
- a new essay examines the role and influence of China in the South Asia region
- detailed coverage of political developments, with highly significant legislative elections scheduled for 2013 in Bhutan, the Maldives, Pakistan and Nepal, and for early 2014 in Bangladesh.
Essays by specialists examine issues of regional importance, including:
- the politics of water, the USA's 'AfPak' strategy, population and environment issues, and political Islam
Individual chapters on each country, containing:
- essays on the geography, recent history and economy of each nation
- up-to-date statistical surveys of economic and social indicators
- a comprehensive directory providing contact details and other useful information for the most significant political and commercial institutions
In addition, there are separate sections covering each of the states and territories of India.
- detailed coverage of international organizations and their recent activities in South Asia
- information on research institutes engaged in the study of the region
- a survey of the major commodities of South Asia
- bibliographies of relevant books and periodicals
- a Calendar of Political Events charts key developments in 2012-13
- biographical profiles of over 300 prominent individuals in the region
Table of Contents
Part 1: General Survey. The AfPak Challenge: Examining the US Afghanistan-Pakistan Strategy. Security Issues in South Asia. China's Growing Reach in South Asia. The Politics of Water in South Asia. Political Islam in South Asia. Population and Environmental Issues in South Asia. Forced Migration Issues in South Asia. The Religions of South Asia. Part 2: Country Surveys. Afghanistan. Bangladesh. Bhutan. India. The Maldives. Nepal. Pakistan. Sri Lanka. Part 3: Who's Who of South Asia. Part 4: Regional Information. Regional Organizations. Major Commodities of South Asia. Calendars and Weights and Measures. Research Institutes Studying South Asia. Select Bibliography (Books). Select Biblography (Periodicals). Index of Regional Organizations.