• Pakistan and the dream of Dalits

    Pakistan and the dream of Dalits0

    A group of Pakistani Dalits in Mirpurkhas gathered at their town hall recently. They vowed to initiate a movement to assert their distinct political identity, and fight for their communities’ rights. The word ‘dalit’ literally means ‘oppressed people’; it has been in use since the 19th century to describe communities that fall outside of the

  • Maldives: Opposition Gets Its Domestic Act Together, Overseas Now

    Maldives: Opposition Gets Its Domestic Act Together, Overseas Now0

    In the first major effort of its kind after a series of street-protests in Male in the first half of 2015, the political opposition against Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has formed a joint grouping at a London meet. In a tactical move, possibly aimed at seeking international recognition of whatever kind possible, they have also

  • Justice for Tanu: The rise of micro-democracy in Bangladesh

    Justice for Tanu: The rise of micro-democracy in Bangladesh0

    Violence against women is not a new phenomenon in the transitional societies of South Asia. Since the ancient period to today’s post-modern era the prevalence and forms of violence against women are muddling through clouds to darken the dawn of gender equality within the sphere of family, education, profession, culture, politics, economy, religion, and society


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  • The Role of China for the Socio-economic Progress in South Asia

      by Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed     16 January 2022 China is a growing influence on other developing economies through trade, investment, and ideas. Since opening up to foreign trade and investment and implementing wide-ranging reforms in 1979, China has been among the world’s fastest-growing economies, with real annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth averaging

  • Bangladesh-China relations: Advancing on firm footings

      by Serajul Islam     9 January 2022 Bangladesh-China relations are excellent at present. Better still, they are on an ascending trajectory. In a country where all relations in the public domain are reflected and judged in the context of the country’s glorious War of Liberation of 1971, Bangladesh-China relations are an exception. China had

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