Cultural Interface of India With South Asia
South Asia, also known as southern asia, is a southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises seven countries- India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan. Almost all South Asian countries were under direct or indirect Colonial subjugation at some point. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar were colonies of Great Britain from 1757 to 1947, almost 200 years. Since 1947, most South Asian countries have achieved tremendous progress in all spheres. Most notable achievements are in the fields of education, industry, health care, information technology and services based on its applications, research in the fields of cutting edge sciences and technologies, defence related self-reliance projects, international/global trade and business enterprises and outsourcing of human resources. Areas of difficulty remain, however, including religious extremism, high levels of corruption, disagreements on political boundaries, and inequitable distribution of wealth. This book has separate chapters on each of the south Asian countries with their history, culture, literature, customs and rituals, economy etc. Historical, political and economical relations between India and other South Asian countries have been defined as a separate chapter.
DR PREM SHANKAR CHOUDHARY
Dr. Prem Shankar Choudhury obtained his MA and PhD Degree from Ranchi University and is presently teaching History in Delhi University. He has also presented articles in National and International seminars. He is recipient of an International Award. Awarded by International Award Association for Young People (Duke of Edinburg, London) in 1996 and is the author of Encyclopaedia of Democracy, Power and Politics of Southeast Asia (3 Vol.).
Preface VII Chapter-1: India --Pg. 1 Chapter-2: Pakistan --Pg.107 Chapter-3: Sri Lanka --Pg. 140 Chapter-4: Bangladesh --Pg. 170 Chapter-5: Nepal --Pg. 209 Chapter-6: Bhutan --Pg. 233 Chapter-7: Maldives --Pg.246 Chapter-8: Afghanistan --Pg.255 Chapter-9: India-South Asia Historical and Political Relations --Pg.270 Chapter-10: India and South Asia: Economic Relations --Pg. 310 Bibliography --Pg. 329 Index --Pg. 333