South Asian Studies

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, January-July

A Comparative Study Evaluating Performance of Old Traffic Police (OTP) & New Traffic Police (NTP) in Twin Cities (Rawalpindi & Islamabad)
IntroductionIn the modern times, legislature, judiciary, executive and media are considered as the main pillars of a sovereign state; while army and bureaucracy as state apparatus. In Pakistan, police department comes under administration which works...
Analysis of Population Growth and Urban Development in Lahore-Pakistan Using Geospatial Techniques: Suggesting Some Future Options
IntroductionWith the passage of time due to economic development, industrialization, rural-urban migration and allied factors has brought a major transformation to cities and urban centers throughout the world to grow beyond their usual administrative...
An Assessment of Japan's ODA to Bangladesh: Changing to a New Height of Relations
IntroductionJapan now has more than fifty years of ODA history that evolved gradually in a comprehensive manner over a period marked by a mix of economic, political and humanitarian considerations. Starting with war reparation through its affiliation...
Baloch Resistance during Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's Era: Causes and Consequences
IntroductionIn a federation powers are distributed among federal government and federating units according to the constitution. Bothe federal and provincial governments perform their functions within their prescribed limitations. A federal system can...
Consumer Culture: An Analysis in a Socio - Cultural and Political Frame
IntroductionToday the world is rapidly being molded into a shared social space by economic, political and technological forces. Development in one region of the world can have profound consequences for the life chances of individuals or communities on...
Frequency Counts in South Asian Poetry; Sultan Bahu's Concept of Mystical Love
IntroductionThe evolution of linguistics has without any doubt developed into more quantitative methods being used in this discipline. On the other hand, the presence of metaphors in poetry is abundant and many times, the basis of poetry itself. "Metaphor...
Geneva Deal: Beginning of a New Era between Iran-Us Relations
IntroductionKeddie and Gasiorowski (1990: 1) write that "Iranian events played an important role both in shaping the hostile relations between the United States and the Soviet Union soon after the World War II and in contributing to a world situation...
Historical Perspective of Pakistan USA Relations; Lessons for Pakistan
IntroductionThe United States' and Pakistan established diplomatic relations in 1947 The U.S. agreement to provide economic and military assistance to Pakistan and the latter's partnership in the Baghdad Pact/CENTO and SEATO strengthened relations between...
Impact of Microcredit Scheme on Socio-Economic Status of Farmers (A Case Study of PRSP in District Gujranwala)
IntroductionThe living standard in low income developing countries always remains crucial issue to be addressed. In many developing countries, like Bangladesh, microfinance has been used as a tool to gear up the living standard of poor people (Akram...
Individual and Society: A Socio- Philosophical Account of Iqbal's Thought
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)What is an Individual?· Is individual a unique independently existing being having no relationship with society?· Is society in itself an independently existing entity?These and many similar questions...
Indo-Pakistan Trade Relations: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Daily Dawn
Background and LiteratureSince the inception of India and Pakistan as independent states, a long term confrontation has been witnessed between two nations. War of 1948, 1965, 1971 and Kargil Issue of 1999 are the all results of this armed rivalry. Frequent...
Low Caste in India (Untouchables)
IntroductionHigher castes intentionally avoid close contact with the Dalit. Dalit status has often been historically associated with occupations regarded as ritually impure involving leather work, butchering, sewers, latrines, removing of rubbish and...
Nuclearization of South Asia 1998: Pakistan's Domestic Constraints
IntroductionNuclear weapons, importance is linked to political value. "Nuclear weapons are not instruments for fighting wars and their military value actually derives from the political effects of the existence of nuclear arsenals, including their ability...
Pakistan and the Question of Recognising Israel: Historical Issues and Future Prospects
IntroductionLegitimacy of Israel as a sovereign state has been a controversial issue since her inception particularly in the Muslim world. They believed that State of Israel was an imposed decision. Pakistan categorically supported the cause of Palestinian...
Peace Talks with Taliban: Expectations, Realities and Way Forward
IntroductionThe regional dynamics of South Asia are in transition due to the expected withdrawal of NATO from Afghanistan. The extrication of US forces along with NATO will have serious implication on the regional security of South Asia. Therefore, the...
Rivalry of Iranian Littérateurs against Persian Poets of India: Its Effect on Evolution of Classical Literature of Urdu
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)IntroductionWhen the Muslims came to India there had been different languages spoken in different areas including Sanskrit and different prak'rits (dialects) like Maghdi, Urd Maghadi, Maharashtri, Paki...
Socio-Economic Status and Domestic Violence: A Study on Married Women in Urban Lahore, Pakistan
IntroductionDomestic violence against women is widely recognized public health issue across the globe. Domestic violence covers a range of physical, psychological and sexual coercive acts used against adolescent and adult women by current or former male...
Topology of Extremism: Implication on the Contemporary Politics of Pakistan
IntroductionExtremism means holding acute political and religious views or taking of extreme actions on the basis of their beliefs. When these views and beliefs are transformed into actions, several plans and strategies are devised and implemented. This...
Women Prisoners: A Case Study of Central Jail, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore
IntroductionPakistan is a multi-cultural society practicing various traditions and customs, yet discriminatory attitude towards womenfolk is quite common. It seems an undeclared agenda that women should be restricted from having liberty, education, economic...
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