Contextualizing terrorism, security, and development in South Asia

M. Raymond Izarali, Dalbir Ahlawat

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Terrorism seems to be quite commonplace in the present time and especially following the 9/11 tragedy. South Asia is comprised of eight countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. It is, by any account, far from a simple region. The region is characterized by a variety of religions, ethnicities, languages, customs, histories, cultures, and a vast range of other elements characteristic of diversity. In the Sri Lankan context, tensions between the Sinhalese and Tamils saw decades of discontent with the rise of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for an independent Tamil homeland. Various levels of terrorism on the part of both the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan state ensued, victimizing and displacing especially the civilian Tamil population. Pakistan also finds itself in a quagmire by insurgent and terrorist activities that appear to undermine development in the country on many levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTerrorism, security and development in South Asia
Subtitle of host publicationnational, regional and global implications
EditorsM. Raymond Izarali, Dalbir Ahlawat
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781000376616, 9780429342523
ISBN (Print)9780367358952, 9780367761530
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameNew Regionalisms Series


  • South Asia
  • Terrorism
  • Insurgency
  • Development
  • Transnational Security
  • India


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