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Title Inter-State Conflicts and Contentious Issues in South Asia Challenges and Prospects for Saarc
Author Emanual Nahar
Year 2016
Binding Hardback
Pages 328
ISBN10, ISBN13 9351281698, 9789351281696
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The Title 'Inter-State Conflicts and Contentious Issues in South Asia Challenges and Prospects for Saarc written/authored/edited by Emanual Nahar', published in the year 2016. The ISBN 9789351281696 is assigned to the Hardcover version of this title. This book has total of pp. 328 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Kalpaz Publications. This Book is in English. The subject of this book is International Studies.
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The organization of eight South Asian nations, namely India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan , Sri Lanka and Afghanistan with observer nations, Myanmar, China, Iran, the European Union (EU) and the United States, to name a few, is known as the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). It was established at the first summit in Dhaka on December 7-8, 1985. India, significantly, constitutes 70 per cent or more of SAARC's area and population. All have a shared culture, ethnicity and experienced long interactive historical events including British imperialism and its consequences. Over the years, SAARC has attempted to address several regional concerns, for instance drug and human trafficking, economic cooperation among south Asian states and the forging of a south Asian social identity and most recently efforts have been made to tackle the menace of terrorism in the region. Despite its stated intentions SAARC as a regional body has for years grappled with interstate, intra-state and regional conflicts. Since its existence in 1985, SAARC has been criticized for its failure to forge an effective regional identity. Inter-state conflicts and the bilateral interests of member states have a decisive influence on the achievements of SAARC; the regional body has also been influenced by external players and other regional organizations. SAARC, regrettably, has yet to develop into a conflict-mediating or conflict-resolving institution both on multilateral and bilateral issues. This publication is a by-product of a very successful ICSSR sponsored National Seminar organized by the Department of Political Science – University School of Open Learning, Panjab University, Chandigarh from March 24-25 , 2014. The book comprises of papers presented during the National Seminar from learned and distinguished experts, academicians, and research scholars. This study evaluates SAARC, as a living and developing organization and efforts have been made to cover all the aspects in an objective manner. This edited work is an attempt to bring to light the debilitating effect of inter-state conflicts in South Asia on regional cooperation. Analyses has focused primarily on the negative association of interstate conflict and regionalism in South Asia, however this study also discusses how other regional cooperation mechanisms in South Asia have coped with such challenges to promote a vibrant regional identity. The study also analyses various development policies and Confidence Building Measures initiated by the respective Governments, and provides useful suggestions and policy recommendations to tackle the concerned challenges in South Asia. This book should serve as an important source as it provides a wealth of information about the existing issues of contentious prevailing in South - Asian region, that have been continuously hampering the process of regional economic cooperation and integration under the forum of SAARC. This Book will be highly useful for the readers interested in studying the issues, problems and conflicts in South Asia.


Dr. Emanual Nahar is working as a Professor at Department of Political Science- USOL, Panjab University, Chandigarh . He specializes on Foreign Policy issues in South Asia & Minority and Dalit Politics in India . Prof. Emanual Nahar obtained his Doctorate Degree from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He is the Director- Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) & Dr. Ambedkar Centre , Panjab University, Chandigarh. Presently, he is also Director cum Coordinator – Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights and Duties at Panjab University. Prof. Nahar has been supervising Ph.D research scholars and is also the Member- Research Degree Committee in Political Science, Panjab University. Apart from this edited book, he has six books published under his name and his numerous research papers have figured in various Journals of repute. He has participated and presented research papers in various national and international seminars, conferences and workshops. Prof. Nahar has received prestigious awards (Thorpes and William Carry Award) in the field of education. He is member of Senate, Panjab University, Chandigarh and member/advisor of various educational and academic bodies of North India.


Preface ▪ 7 Introduction ▪ 9 Unit I Chapter 1 Freedom of the Press: An Overview ▪ 17 Chapter 2 Freedom of the Press and the British Government (1908-1947) ▪ 29 Chapter 3 Freedom of the Press and the Indian Government (1948-1988) ▪ 47 Chapter 4 Freedom of the Press and Article 19 (a): Case Studies ▪ 79 Chapter 5 Freedom of the Press and Press Council of India ▪ 93 Chapter 6 Summary and Conclusions ▪ 107 Unit II Chapter 7 Gandhian Journalism ▪ 125 Chapter 8 Gandhi’s Free Speech ▪ 151 Chapter 9 Gandhi’s Free Attire ▪ 173 Chapter 10 Gandhi’s Free Communication Versus Ethics ▪ 195 Chapter 11 Gandhi’s Free Religion ▪ 205 Index ▪ 233

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