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A New South Asia: Justice, Peace, and Political Will

Zakia Soman and Jimmy Dabhi

Background

Human beings have differentiated, demarcated and divided the world they inhabit in various ways; one of them is nation states. Many reasons are given to justify these artificial divisions and boundaries, some of them convincing, others not. The process of dividing and unifying is not new to human beings. The world has gone through this process a number of times, influenced by human and non-human interventions.

South Asia is one such region which has experienced many changes of division and unification over the years. Some of these experiences have been immensely beneficial to people, others not so. Often the people have been mere objects in these processes, ...

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