Geography of the South Asian Subcontinent: A Critical Approach

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Concept Publishing Company, 2009 - Economic development - 248 pages
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This book attempts to explore the possiblity of discovering the roots of unity of the South Asian countries. Describing the nations, nationalities and nationalism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Srilanka, Maldives and India. It makes a comprehensive study of their geographical features, shared history and political evolution. Taking a close look at their shifting identities, it also presents a detailed account of their society and social formations, ethnic antecedents, race and caste, regions and regionalism, culture realms, languages, and economic as well as human development
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Nations Nationalities and Nationalism
17
Geography Behind History
43
The Antecedents
67
A Tale of Five Empires
79
Society
94
Polity
141
Development
179
Reflections on Political History Development and Poverty
209
Appendices
218
Select Bibliography
234
Index
244
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