Perspectives on South Asia

Perspectives on South Asia

Edited by V A Pai Panandiker and Navnita Chadha Behera
CPR
2000

The genesis of this volume was in a collective initiative called South Asia Dialogues that, over a period of seven years from 1991 to 1997, brought together several leading members of the' civil society from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, with an aim to develop a South Asian community. This collection of essays is invaluable in giving voice to those who believe in the idea of South Asia, who think as South Asians and who share the vision of developing a regional civil society of South Asia. It is useful for both the lay reader and policy makers In as much as it addresses a varied range of themes such as democratization, women and culture, conflict resolution and human rights; and offers concrete propositions for overcoming the obstacles to realizing the goal of a peaceful and prosperous South Asia.