South Asian Studies

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 2, July-December

Afghanistan-Soviet Relations during the Cold War: A Threat for South Asian Peace
AbstractAfghanistan's relations with the erstwhile Soviet Union began to take a specific direction in the wake of the British departure from the Subcontinent and with the creation of Pakistan in consequence of the partition of the subcontinent. The new...
Compulsions of Sino-Pakistani Strategic Engagement in Lieu of Security Constraints Engendered by the Anarchistic International Political System
AbstractIn this article, an analysis is made that how and why Pakistan China relations has emerged in strategic partnership with altogether difference in history, culture and ideology. Pakistan China relations have been extraordinarily long lasting engagement....
Conflict in Waziristan
AbstractIn the wake of 9/11 attacks and the U.S., lead "War on Terrorism", Pakistan launched a military operation in Waziristan. A ground for the nourishment of terrorist, today, the government has launched a full-scale operation in North Waziristan...
Economic Prospects between South and Central Asia with Special Reference to India, Pakistan and Afghanistan
AbstractThe Central Asian States which have realized their sovereignty in recent past have very profound cultural, religious and economic ties with South Asian Countries, particularly with Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. Although these Central Asian...
Education and Neo-Colonization: A Critique of English Literature Curriculum in Pakistan
AbstractThis research seeks to examine the study of the topic mentioned in Pakistani educational context and English literature being taught after the creation of Pakistan. An attempt has also been made to look into the cultural and socio-political dimensions...
Evolution of Sectarianism in Pakistan: A Threat to the State and Society
AbstractContemporary Pakistan has been passing through the worst phase of its history due to internal law and order and security issues. Terrorism and sectarianism had never struck the state with such intensity in the past as it has been since the last...
Foreign Policy and Domestic Constraints: A Conceptual Account
AbstractForeign policy is an endless dialogue between the powers of continuity and the powers of change. It begins at frontiers. One cannot ignore the domestic inputs/actors role towards making foreign policy of any country. It is shaped by the internal...
Geopolitical Value of Gwader for the Region (Mainly for Pakistan, China and the Region)
AbstractIn the present geo-economics situation, the significance of the sea ports cannot be ignored; Because of the important sea ports, Dubai is now the nucleus of the world's economy, especially of the Gulf. But as things are, the Middle Eastern part...
Governance of Third Sector Organizations in Pakistan: The Role of Advisory Board
AbstractThird sector organizations are emerging as one of the major partner in governance along with the public and corporate sector all over the world including Pakistan. However, there is dearth of research on governance practices and models specifically...
Impact of Authoritarianism on Democratisation and Local Governance in Pakistan: Historical Perspectives
AbstractThis paper narrates the history of authoritarianism in the post-independence Pakistan and its effect on the process and prospects of democratisation and the possibilities of institutionalisation of local government reforms. The political history...
Management of Chemicals in Pakistan: Concerns and Challenges
AbstractKey Words:IntroductionThe Chemical Industry has gradually attained central role in modern and transitioning economies of the world. Globally, the trade in chemicals is generating business in trillions of dollars. For instance, the chemical industry...
New Great Game: Players, Interests, Strategies and Central Asia
AbstractThe hinterland of Central Asia had been the centre stage of nineteenth century imperial rivalry between Britain and Russia. The centrality of Central Asia did not diminish even in the New Great Game, though changed its dimension. The disintegration...
Pakistan-China Social and Economic Relations
AbstractSouth Asia and East Asia are two sub regions of Asia. South Asia consists of seven countries India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. On the other hand, East Asia consists of China, Hong Kong, North Korea, South Korea,...
Paradoxes of Judicial Independence in Pakistan: Some Reflections from the U.S
AbstractThe Constitution and the political system of any country guarantees and makes favourable atmosphere to ensure independence of judiciary. However, sometimes due to certain political events or dictatorial regimes, the judiciary may face certain...
Patterns of Political Perceptions, Attitudes and Voting Behaviour: Influence of Media
AbstractThis study is conducted to measure the influence of media over the voting behavior of electorates. As the population of Pakistan consists of rural and urban areas therefore sample has been taken from both areas with an assumption that rural areas...
Political out Fits of Political Parties in British India: A Case Study of Unionist Party
AbstractThe role of political parties in British India was no more than hospitality. So we cannot ignore their role. Study of party politics with special emphases on the role of factions and groups operating within political parties are discussed. Loyalist...
Political Renegotiation of Scriptural Spaces in Alamgir Hashmi's Poetry
AbstractThis paper examines how Alamgir Hashmi, one of the most widely acknowledged Pakistani poets writing in English, draws on Buddhist, Christian and Muslim scriptural Spaces as a frame of reference and then re-explores them to construct humanist...
Radicalization of Youth in Southern Punjab
AbstractExtremism and militancy is the prime issue of Pakistan in general and Southern Punjab in particular. As far as demographic enormity of the province is concerned, the issue of radicalization has got primacy. Do economic and social conditions echo...
US Foreign Policy towards South Asia (2011-2012): Framing of Pakistani Press
AbstractThis study provides a detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis of the coverage of Pakistani press regarding US policy towards South Asia in the context of war on terror from January 2011 to December 2012. All unsigned editorials appeared...
War Making and State Making in Pakistan
AbstractSince Charles Tilly's (1985) articulation of stage-wise development of modern European state through war making, a large body of scholarship has attempted to elaborate on a similar process in developing world (Rasler and Thompson 1985, 1989;...
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