South Asian Studies

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 2, 2016

Academic Integrity: Effects of Demographic Variables on Students' Conduct
IntroductionThe foundation of the academic and scholarly world revolves around ethics and integrity, where new ideas and theories are created, confirmed and re-confirmed; experiments and research is carried out and published for the benefit of humanity...
China Central Asia Relations and Opportunities for Pakistan
IntroductionPresently China's paramount role in Asia Pacific region has become perceptible in terms of political and economic spheres. It is challenging not only for the regional players like Japan, Korea, India and Russia but also global powers of United...
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: A Road to Development and Its Challenges
IntroductionIn International relations, the national interests of the multiple states that might be economic, military, political or diplomatic, interest's engrossment is the most substantial. States make relations with other states for different purposes....
China's Foreign Policy in the Middle East
IntroductionBy the turn of 21st century China has emerged as one of the fastest growing economic powers in the world (Ding & Knight, 2008). The country has been experiencing an exorbitant 10 percent growth for almost thirty years and within a period...
China's Interests and Challenges in South Asia
IntroductionChina views South Asian States as 'neighbours' and wants to have cooperative and friendly ties to boost her economy, to gain political influence, to decrease the U.S potentials that will surely damage China's interests and to lessen the Indian...
CPEC: Role in Regional Integration and Peace
IntroductionChina-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC henceforth) is an important component of Chinese Belt and Road initiative. CPEC is one of the three routes of Belt and Road initiative which (Belt and Road) aims to connect the Asian, African and European...
Extremism in Contemporary Pakistan: Threats, Causes and Future Policy
IntroductionThis article possesses three main aims: firstly to consider the threats to Pakistan posed by religious and ethno-nationalist extremism; secondly to locate support for extremism in a socio-economic, political and historical setting; thirdly...
Historical Review of Medieval Feminism in South Asia: Amir Khusrau's Work
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)MoralityAccording to Amir Khusrau, purdah (veil) provides integrity and elevates the morality of women. Corroborating his verdict the poet narrates:...If the shell is devoid of covering, the water drop...
Indian Media System: An Application of Comparative Media Approach
IntroductionIndia is the largest democracy in the world, yet poverty, low literacy rate and segmented social structures seem unfit to normative standards and definition of democracy (Varshney, 1998; Tudor, 2008). Therefore it is labeled "deviant democracy"...
Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations from 1978 to 2001: An Analysis
IntroductionPakistan-Afghanistan relations date back to the partition of the subcontinent in August 1947. Their ties have been complex despite shared cultural, ethnic, religious and economic attributes. With the exception of the Taliban rule (1996-2001)...
Political Insight of Youth Development: An Investigation Form Public Sector Colleges in Lahore
IntroductionPositive development of the youth and setting their directions is a serious problem of the modern world, because youth is more vulnerable than any other segment of the society (Yohalem & Pittman, 2001). Young people are found to be more...
Promoting Academic Integrity in South Asian Research Culture: The Case of Pakistani Academic Institutions
IntroductionThe practice of plagiarism and violation of copyrights is not new in the world. The introduction of copyright laws in the 17th century and intellectual property rights in the 20th century were major steps taken to protect the rights of authors...
Regional Co-Operation among SAARC States: An Assessment of the Integrated Program of Action
IntroductionThe South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an economic and political organization of eight1 countries in Southern Asia. "In terms of population, its sphere of influence is the largest of any regional organization: almost...
Revisiting Public Policy Making Process and Strategies in Pakistan: A Governance Perspective
IntroductionAccording to Thomas Dye (2012), Public Policy can be defined as "What governments choose to do or not to do' and more importantly, why they do whatever they do'? (cited in Chand, 2010, p.8). Bhutto, 2006, in her keynote address on, 'Democratic...
Role of Leaders' Qualification on Performance of Students at Primary Level in Punjab, Pakistan
IntroductionThe leadership and management play a pivotal role for effective administration of an institution. Shami and Hussain (2006) have reported that operative management is necessary for carrying the education system to meet the challenges of present...
Socio-Political and Cultural Challenges of Poverty Alleviation: A Comparative Analysis of Pakistan and Bangladesh
IntroductionSouth Asia is one of the poorest, the most illiterate, and the most malnourished regions of the world. South Asian region's GNI per capita income in 2005 was lower (US$ 594) than that (US$601) of Sub-Saharan Africa (Mahbub-ul-Haq Human Development...
The Conceptual, Cultural and Artistic Significance of Purna-Kalasa and Its Use in Hindu and Muslim Architecture of the Subcontinent
IntroductionIndian art and its iconography represent one of the richest expressions of philosophical thought and religious devotion known to man. From initial conception of the Vedas to the prevailing symbolism in both art and culture, there is a historical...
The Politics of Interdependence: A Case of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
IntroductionPakistan and China have been enjoying cordial relations since the early 1960s. Both the states have supported each other at almost all forums and their exemplary friendship is quoted as higher than the Himalayas, deeper than the ocean and...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Revolution in the Making
IntroductionThe first experiment to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was conducted just after about a decade of Wright Brother's successful experiment of Flying Machine. Since then the technology of unmanned aerial vehicles has improved to the levels,...
Water Scarcity- A Major Human Security Challenge to Pakistan
IntroductionWater is undoubtedly considered an essential ingredient for the existence and survival of life. The presence of water is also confirmed on some other planets but Earth is the single planet recognized to hold the constant surface reservoirs...
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