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From our archives: top articles on Amartya Sen

Ahead of the South Asia Centre events to be held in June 2018, here’s a look at some articles on and interviews with Amartya Sen from South Asia @ LSE archives.
LSE SAC will host Amartya Sen for three events: on June 6 he will be in conversation with Yogendra Yadav, in an event chaired by LSE Director Minouche Shafiq, for “The Urgency […]

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    Pakistan’s ‘Pashtun Spring’ faces off against a colonial-era law

Pakistan’s ‘Pashtun Spring’ faces off against a colonial-era law

A major hurdle facing the residents of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is the century-old colonial law that still governs it—the 1901 Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR).  Harrison Akins gives a brief overview of the FCR’s history and structure, followed by an analysis of the current opposition to the government’s plan for reforming FATA’s legal framework.
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The legacy of colonialism in Bangladesh’s police

Bangladesh Police is the country’s primary law enforcement agency and is still guided by the basic principles of a colonial establishment, 70 years after the end of British colonial rule. Laws that were enacted at the height of the British Empire remain in effect today and control the police force. Colonial customs and traditions make it difficult for the […]

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    “Religion doesn’t enter politics in Nepal in quite the same explicit way that it does in India” – Professor David Gellner

“Religion doesn’t enter politics in Nepal in quite the same explicit way that it does in India” – Professor David Gellner

Prior to his participation in the ‘Who are the middle class in South Asia’ panel at the LSE South Asia Centre summit, Professor David Gellner spoke with Ananya Dasgupta about his preliminary research findings in Nepal, and how the high level of migration has been breaking down caste boundaries.

What are the findings and highlights of your research survey with Dr. Krishna […]

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    CPEC: a continuum of opportunities and challenges for Pakistan

CPEC: a continuum of opportunities and challenges for Pakistan

The China-Pakistan-Economic-Corridor (CPEC), brought a promising investment of 46 billion US dollars into the dwindling economy of Pakistan.  How successfully Pakistan utilises this economic opportunity depends on many variables, including the attitude of the Pakistani government itself, writes Amber Arif. 

The China-Pakistan-Economic-Corridor (CPEC), with its official inauguration back in April 2015, brought a promising investment of US$ 46 billion into the dwindling economy […]

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    Developing the rural economy in Pakistan through income generating grants

Developing the rural economy in Pakistan through income generating grants

There is great wealth to be gained by coordinating rural development focused initiatives that contribute to sustainable means of livelihood. Rural livelihoods can be improved through active participation of rural communities in the organisation of their own economic and social goals by harnessing the intrinsic potential of the rural poor, writes Asmat Kakar.

Sustainable rural development is at the centre […]

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    Using blockchain to make land registry more reliable in India

Using blockchain to make land registry more reliable in India

Blockchain allows people to trace in almost real time each transaction in the process of selling a property, write Alexandru Oprunenco and Chami Akmeemana

The word blockchain often conjures up thoughts of cryptocurrencies, of people dabbling in a seemingly dark art, making tens of millions of dollars. Blockchain was first linked to the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, but it is a technology […]

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    More than ‘link’ persons: women recruits and insurgency in Assam

More than ‘link’ persons: women recruits and insurgency in Assam

Given the lack of educational and economic prospects, joining the rebel group is not just an economic but also a moral and ideological incentive for many women in Bodo Territorial Area Districts of Assam. Anwesha Dutta examines the stories of women recruits, the impact of AFSPA and the results of sexual violence in the region. 
The Bodo Territorial Area Districts […]

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    Exploring the many barriers to a girl’s education in Sindh, Pakistan

Exploring the many barriers to a girl’s education in Sindh, Pakistan

 Pakistan ranks 138 (out of 144) in education, and has a female literacy rate of just 43 per cent. As investment in education increases, there is a need to understand the ground realities that deter children’s participation in the education system. Sultana Ali and Abdur Rehman Cheema explore some factors that are road blocks to improving female literacy. 
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    Considering the consequences for human security: the influx of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Considering the consequences for human security: the influx of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Human security is another challenge Bangladesh is already facing and it will intensify with the influx of the Rohingya refugees. Whilst The Bangladesh government has been praised for providing them with shelter, Mohammad Tarikul Islam discusses the security concerns of Rohingya refugees and the possibility of repatriation to Myanmar.

Human security denotes human dignity. The term human security propagated […]

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