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Understanding Transition in South Asia: Economy, Politics and Society (Essays in Honour of Partha S. Ghosh)

Understanding Transition in South Asia: Economy, Politics and Society (Essays in Honour of Partha S. Ghosh)

Author:Edited by Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury and Vikash Kumar
ISBN 13:9789332705272
Subject:Indian Politics and International Relations

About the Book

This book in honour of Professor Partha Ghosh brings together contributions of scholars who have been closely associated with him in different capacities in India and abroad. Keeping in view the major facets of his academic and personal interests, as well as his seminal contribution to the South Asian Studies, the book has tried to accommodate select essays on issues related to economy, politics and society in South Asia. Contents: Foreword About the Editors/Authors Introduction Section 1 – Region and Regionalism: Historical Linkages to Contemporary Issues 1. Asian Interconnections in the Past as a Clue to Future Regional Cooperation: The Case Study of Mahattara Bharat Sarvani Gooptu 2. Framing South Asia as a Neighbourhood Samir Kumar Das 3. Regionalism and Regionalisation in South Asia: Issues and Prospects Sanjukta Banerji Bhattacharya 4. Security Sector Reform in South Asia: Need for Strengthening Regional Cooperation Ajay K. Mehra and Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee 5. Regional Trading Arrangements in South Asia: Issues in Conflict Management Indra Nath Mukherji 6. Energy Transition in South Asia: Issues and Challenges Girijesh Pant and Pooja Sharma Section 2 – India: Some issues in Foreign Policy directives 7. India’s “Soft Power”: A Neglected Field Dietmar Rothermund 8. India–ASEAN–Japan Vs China Rajaram Panda 9. Indian Ocean and Major Powers: Reconfiguring India’s Role Rajen Harshé and Sankalp Gurjar 10. Indian Foreign Policy: The Rise of the South and Indo-LAC Relations Jorge Heine and Hari Seshasayee Section 3 – Beyond India: Pakistan and Sri Lanka 11. Pakistan and Its Neighbours: Assessing Economic, Ecological, Sociological and Political Relations Wolfgang-Peter Zingel 12. Breaking the Mould in Economic Policy in Sri Lanka K.M. de Silva 13. A Tale of Four Cities: Why Ethnic Diversity does not Necessarily Lead to Ethnic Conflict Subrata K. Mitra and Radu Carciumaru 14. Tai Cultural Heritage in Northeast India: Issues of Identities Lipi Ghosh