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The Routledge Atlas of South Asian Affairs

By Robert W. Bradnock

Routledge – 2015 – 240 pages

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Description

South Asia has developed from a group of newly independent post-Colonial states of at most secondary importance to the wider world to its current position as a region of central strategic importance to both global economic development and world peace and stability.

This Atlas highlights the global significance of South Asia in relation to economic, geopolitical and strategic interests. It provides a coherent descriptive and analytical account of the key elements of the complex societies that make up the region and its component countries. Illustrated with 80 maps and offering concise entries on key issues, the book is structured thematically in these sections:

  • South Asia in Global Context
  • The Geographical Environment
  • The Historical Evolution of Modern South Asia
  • Key Issues in Contemporary South Asia
  • The Economy
  • Defence and Security
  • South Asia, its Neighbours and the World.

Designed for use in teaching undergraduate and graduate classes and seminars in geography, history, economics, anthropology, international relations, political science and the environment as well as regional courses on South Asia, this book is also a comprehensive reference source for libraries and decision makers focusing on South Asia.

Contents

Part 1: Global Context

Chapter 1. South Asia and the World Powers

Chapter 2. South Asia and its Neighbours

Chapter 3. Couth Asia in World trade

Chapter 4. South Asia and the Islamic world

Chapter 5. South Asian cultures

Part 2: The Geographical environments

Chapter 6. Plate tectonics

Chapter 7. Relief

Chapter 8. Climate

Chapter 9. Water resources and hydrology

Chapter 10. Natural vegetation and biodiversity

Chapter 11. Resources – energy

Chapter 12. Non-energy resources

Part 3: The historical evolution of South Asia

Chapter 13. Origins of Settlement

Chapter 14. British and Princely India at Independence

Chapter 15. Post-Independence boundaries and nation states

Chapter 16. The challenge of governance in post-Independent South Asia

Chapter 17. Independence – a new geopolitics

Part 4: Key Issues in South Asia

Chapter 18. Popular issues

Chapter 19. Urbanisation and Slum housing

Chapter 20. Birth and death rates

Chapter 21. Major killer diseases

Chapter 22. Literacy in South Asia

Chapter 23. The borders of South Asia – the historical legacy

Chapter 24. Disputed borders

Chapter 25. South Asia’s water resources

Chapter 26. Transboundary water disputes in South Asia

Chapter 27. Environmental challenges – natural disasters

Chapter 28. Environmental challenges – air, water and soil

Chapter 29. Climate change – the indicators

Part 5: Governance and the economies of South Asia

Chapter 30. Governance and the political framework

Chapter 31. The economies of South Asia

Chapter 32. National economic case studies

Part 6: Defence and Security

Chapter 33. National and regional security

Chapter 34. Conflict and secession

South Asia Conflict Map/ South ASIA Terrorism Portal

Part 7: South Asia in the World

Chapter 35. South Asia in a new world order?

Chapter 35a. SAARC

Chapter 35b. Asean

Chapter 35c. South Asia and the Middle East

Chapter 35d South Asia, the EU and OECD countries

Chapter 35e South Asia and the BRIC countries

Chapter 35f. South Asia, the UN and the Commonwealth

Chapter 26. Future Issues for South Asia

Author Bio

Robert W. Bradnock is Senior Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London. Prior to this, he was Senior Lecturer in geography at King’s College London and Senior Lecturer in Geography with Special reference to South Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He has published widely in the field of the political geography of South Asia and on urbanization, politics and agriculture in India.

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