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    Has the west been won? Understanding the legal and political implications of the FATA-KPK merger

Has the west been won? Understanding the legal and political implications of the FATA-KPK merger

The President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, recently signed the 31st Constitutional Amendment Bill into law, giving a green light to the merger between Pakistan’s Federal Administered Tribal Area (FATA) and its Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK). Whilst this has been hailed as a democratic victory, Amber Darr examines the complex legal and political implications of this enactment. 

On 31st May 2018, the President of […]

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    Dr Sanchita Saxena and Dr Mukulika Banerjee talk about LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit and future of Bangladesh studies

Dr Sanchita Saxena and Dr Mukulika Banerjee talk about LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit and future of Bangladesh studies

LSE South Asia Centre and the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at the University of California-Berkeley jointly organised the first-ever LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018 held in London on June 5, 2018. In this video interview Mahima A. Jain asks Dr Sanchita Saxena, Director of Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center and Dr Mukulika Banerjee, Director of LSE South Asia […]

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    Announcing the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018 in London

Announcing the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018 in London

The South Asia Centre (LSE) and the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies (UC Berkeley) will be co-hosting the first-ever LSE-Berkeley Bangladesh Summit at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE on June 5, 2018. The Summit celebrates the resilience of a nation  confronted with an array of challenges.

In recent months, Bangladesh has frequently made headlines for its substantial generosity […]

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.
Emerging from the turmoil of […]

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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    From our archives: top articles on democracy, elections and governance in Nepal

From our archives: top articles on democracy, elections and governance in Nepal

2017 was a crucial year for Nepal. After the historic elections,  35,038 representatives were elected at the local level, 550 at provincial level and 335 at federal level. Remarkably, a third of these representatives were women. We have been tracking the changes in Nepal for two years now. Here is a round-up of South Asia @ LSE articles on Nepal’s electoral […]

May 12th, 2018|Featured, Gender, History, Politics|Comments Off on From our archives: top articles on democracy, elections and governance in Nepal|

Digging for a Hindu Nation

The search for the Hindu nation is closely linked to the development of archaeology and it’s manipulative use. Rachel A. Varghese traces some past projects, misconceptions and mis-truths which aid ideas of the Hindu right-wing in India.
On 6 March, this year Reuters reported the existence of a committee that was appointed in 2017 by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra […]

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    “The major lesson that can be drawn is that China is willing to consistently support Pakistan up to a certain extent”– Dr Filippo Boni

“The major lesson that can be drawn is that China is willing to consistently support Pakistan up to a certain extent”– Dr Filippo Boni

Following his participation in the opening panel of the South Asia Centre’s London summit ‘Is China South Asia’s principle ally? Rebecca Bowers spoke to Dr Filippo Boni about the challenges facing Pakistan regarding the implementation of CPEC, and the historical importance of the Sino-Pakistani relationship.  

In light of China’s current investment in Pakistan, but also with India’s involvement in the […]

May 8th, 2018|Development, Economy, Featured, History, Interviews, Politics, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on “The major lesson that can be drawn is that China is willing to consistently support Pakistan up to a certain extent”– Dr Filippo Boni|
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    From our archives: five articles on issues facing the Dalit community

From our archives: five articles on issues facing the Dalit community

Many organisations in India celebrated April as Dalit History, a participatory radical history project, aimed to share the contributions to history from Dalits around the world. From the archives of South Asia @ LSE, here’s a round up of some articles on issues facing Dalit society in contemporary India and Nepal. 

The myth of the false case: what the new […]

April 28th, 2018|Development, Featured, Gender, History, Human Rights|Comments Off on From our archives: five articles on issues facing the Dalit community|

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