This book offers a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to understand the trends and issues of development, governance, and dynamics of gender in the South Asian region. It familiarizes the reader with the quantitative as well as qualitative aspects of governance and development. Contributing authors pay close attention to the socio-political and economic developments in South Asia in their respective chapters. The book is divided into four parts. The first part analyzes the social and economic development of South Asia in the context of human development, state apparatus, and migration. The second part focuses on issues of good governance and human rights. Issues related to minorities and corporate governance are also discussed specifically. The third part deals with the role of media and literature in the development narratives of South Asia. The last part highlights the inter-linkages between gender narratives and development. It is a must-read for those interested in understanding the socio-economic fabrics, political dynamics, and trajectory of development in South Asia.
Anisur Rahman is currently Professor and Director, UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He holds master's in two disciplines-economics (AMU) and sociology, M. Phil and Ph.D. (JNU). Before he joined Jamia Millia Islamia in 1999, he worked at the Institute of Applied Manpower Research, Planning Commission, Government of India. His area of interest includes South Asian Migration and Diaspora, Gulf Social Demography, and Issues of Higher Education and Minorities. He has published 5 books and over 50 research papers in journals in India and abroad including his contributions as chapters in edited books by well-known scholars.
Niharika Tiwari, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Govt. P.G. College Saidabad, Prayagraj, UP, India.