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  South Asia Research Institute for Policy and Development - SARID
The South Asia Research Institute for Policy and Development, SARID, is a non-profit, Tax Exempt 501c3, corporation [EIN: 55-0829216], dedicated to promoting sustainable, environmentally sound, and humane economic development strategies for South Asia through research, training and small to intermediate scale projects [more]
South Asian leaders meeting at the SAARC summit urged the regional economic group today to move beyond words and start taking action toward its goals...
As this South Asian county is presently experiencing the fastest rate of new HIV infections, there are almost 100,000 people in living with the HIV virus that causes AIDS...
www.sarid.net   (1572 words)

  
  South Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
South Asia or Southern Asia is a southern geopolitical region of the Asian continent comprising territories on and in proximity to the Indian subcontinent and the Iranian Plateau.
It is surrounded by (from west to east) Western Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, and Southeastern Asia.
The term is also sometimes used to describe the whole of Asia south of the former Soviet Union.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_Asia   (425 words)

  
 History of South Asia: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
South asia is a subregion of asia, usually comprising the modern states of bangladesh, bhutan, india, maldives, nepal, pakistan and sri...
Mehrgarh was an ancient settlement in south asia and is one of the most important sites in archaeology for the study of the earliest neolithic settlements...
South india is a geographic and linguistic-cultural region of india....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/hi/history_of_south_asia.htm   (4881 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/South Asia
South Asia is a subregion of Asia, usually taken as comprising the modern countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The concept of "South Asia" is useful when referring to the countries of the region as a group.
Southern Asia sometimes refers to all of Asia that was not part of the Soviet Union.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/South_Asia   (368 words)

  
 Asia Times Online - The best news coverage from South Asia
In a liberal trading regime, South Asia will not only reap the benefits of an increased volume of trade, larger investment flows and a rise in the level of production, but also new technologies that were hitherto unknown to the workforce, much of it illiterate.
The World Bank, the South Commission and UNCTAD all have emphasized that given their stark variations in growth indicators, the countries of South Asia "could somewhat level pegging if they could plan their economic development under a free trade mechanism of growth".
The rest of Asia, particularly East Asia and Southeast Asia, is comprised of keenly competitive economies and Indian enterprises' exposure to their competitive aggression will have a wholesome tonic effect on the country's manufacturing sector.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/FD09Df03.html   (1124 words)

  
 GWP - South Asia
The GWP South Asia network formulated the 'South Asia Water Vision 2025' and 'Framework for Action' which was integrated into the 'World Water Vision on Water, Life and Environment 2025' prepared for the 2nd World Water Forum.
The South Asia region of GWP began to look for ways of addressing local water issues and dispute-solving through a unique type of multi-stakeholder forum at the local level, thus the area water partnerships were born.
Country Focal Points from South Asia and other participants -mainly policy makers, water managers, academics and NGO representatives- were trained in this one-day session in Colombo on October 10th giving them hands-on experience on how to actually use the Toolbox cases for academic use or for practical policy or field applications.
www.gwpforum.org /servlet/PSP?iNodeID=131   (653 words)

  
 South Asia Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The South Asia Center of Syracuse University, located in the Global Affairs Institute of Syracuse University, is part of the National Resource Center for the United States Department of Education.
The South Asia Center coordinates a variety of colloquia, films, cultural programs, and other activities for the Syracuse University community as well as for faculty and students at nearby colleges.
South Asia Center Faculty are drawn from a broad range of academic disciplines.
www.maxwell.syr.edu /southasiacenter   (858 words)

  
 SAJA Stylebook
A war-torn country in south central Asia to the northwest of India, west of Pakistan and east of Iran.
Though not considered a part of South Asia, the country--which is ruled by a military regime--has close ties to the subcontinent.
South India also includes the union territory of Pondicherry, which includes the enclaves of Mahe (bordered by Kerala and the Arabian Sea), Karaikkal (bordered by Tamil Nadu and the Bay of Bengal) and Yanam (bordered by Andhra Pradesh and the Bay of Bengal).
www.saja.org /stylebook.html#gandhi,mk   (9961 words)

  
 3. South Asia [Beyond Books - Culture and Geography]
South Asians rebelled against their colonial oppressors a number of times, but were defeated at each turn.
South Asia comprises India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Bengal, Bhutan, and Nepal.
At the dawn of the new millennium, South Asia is a land of juxtapositions.
www.beyondbooks.com /wcu91/3.asp?pf=on   (823 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: South Asia news, business and economy from India and Pakistan
The Taliban-led insurgency in south Afghanistan is the big news, with ongoing encounters claiming more than 300 lives in a week.
Despite past failures, Washington is recasting its policy by increasingly involving South Asia, especially India, in Central Asian affairs.
Richard Branson's UK-based Virgin Group is an increasingly ubiquitous presence in Asia, with its fingers in many regional pies, ranging from radio programming in Thailand to mobile telephony in China and airlines in Australasia.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia.html   (2327 words)

  
 Center for South Asia Outreach: Lessons Plans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
South Asia is a part of Asia which Americans overall are less familiar.
On the west is the Arabian Sea, to the east is the Bay of Bengal...to the south is the Indian Ocean which stretches from Africa to Southeast Asia to Australia.
South Asia sits on the northern edge of the Indian Ocean.
www.southasiaoutreach.wisc.edu /lessons/geo   (558 words)

  
 South Asia
South Asia faces numerous human rights and development challenges that threaten stability and democracy, while various long-standing ethnic conflicts and insurgencies hamper further progress.
Rampant corruption in South Asia perpetuated inefficiency and often blocked the administration of justice, leading to further abuses against members of the most vulnerable communities, such as women and minority religious and ethnic groups.
The teams reported that in the south, the election was relatively free and fair; however, in government-controlled parts of northern Sri Lanka, there was evidence of vote rigging and ballot falsification.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/shrd/2004/43112.htm   (12882 words)

  
 South Korea Hotels by SmartStays - Lowest room rates and hotel reservations for South Korea
South Korea referred as the Korea Republic, located in the southern part of Korean Peninsula, where is a most mountainous country in Asia.
Busan, the largest port city and a metropolitan of South Korea, as the country is the most mountainous Asian country, the city is situated in the narrow Nakdonggang valley, where the mountains form the numbers of districts.
Jeju is the southern paradise of South Korea.
www.asia-hotel.net /south-korea   (0 words)

  
 Welcome to Ipex 2007 South Asia
Whether you are already exhibiting or are thinking of becoming an exhibitor at Ipex South Asia, come along to our hospitality evening to find out all the latest news on how you can get the most out of exhibiting.
The organisers of Ipex, the globally respected event held in the UK, that is the largest in the English-speaking world, are delighted to announce the launch of Ipex South Asia.
To be held in New Delhi in October 2007, Ipex South Asia will cover every aspect of the print process and unite the whole of the South Asian market in a new era of print.
www.ipexsouthasia.com   (0 words)

  
 SOUTH ASIA SOLIDARITY GROUP
South Asia Solidarity Group aims to actively support people's struggles against exploitation and oppression in South Asia, and to strengthen the links between these struggles and those of Asian communities in Britain.
South Asia Solidarity Group works with a number of organisations and individuals involved in democratic, left and progressive movements in the countries of South Asia.
South Asia Solidarity Group is campaigning on the treatment of Asian women in UK prisons Asian Woman Prisoner on Hunger Strike Against Prison Racism
www.angelfire.com /in/SASG   (285 words)

  
 Taylor & Francis Journals: Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Examinations of South Asia's diversity have too often been limited by the national borders of its nation-states—Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Contemporary South Asia seeks to remedy this by presenting research and analysis on contemporary issues affecting the region as a whole.
It seeks to cultivate an awareness that South Asia is more than a sum of its parts—a fact of great importance not only to the states and peoples of the region, but to the world as a whole—and to address the major issues facing South Asia from a regional and interdisciplinary perspective.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/carfax/09584935.html   (190 words)

  
 South Asia Intelligence Review (SAIR), Weekly Assessments & Briefings
Between January 2005 and June 10, 2006, there were at least 394 incidents (Data: South Asia Terrorism Portal) in which approximately 806 people died and 494 were wounded (given the erratic reportage and Islamabad’s understated accounts, the actual numbers could be much higher).
In the south, there are several districts in northern Kandahar, northern Helmand and Uruzgan where the Taliban influence is noticeably stronger than it was in 2005.
The South Asia Intelligence Review (SAIR) is a weekly service that brings you regular data, assessments and news briefs on terrorism, insurgencies and sub-conventional warfare, on counter-terrorism responses and policies, as well as on related economic, political, and social issues, in the South Asian region.
www.satp.org /satporgtp/sair/index.htm   (4280 words)

  
 EJournals & Newspapers on South Asia
A monthly magazine (previously titled Himal South Asia) on political and cultural affairs and analytical articles and opinion pieces on South Asia "from a non-nationalist, regionwide perspective," with special focus on cross-border cultural and social movements, book reviews, and the arts.
Committee on South Asia Libraries and Documentation, designed to "keep those interested in South Asia bibliographic information current with new bibliographic tools and information resources" on South Asia.
Brief articles, notices, queries and postings on the linguistics of South Asia, by members of, an international group of linguists and linguistics students devoted to this topic.
www.columbia.edu /cu/lweb/indiv/southasia/ejournals.html   (4162 words)

  
 The Henry L. Stimson Center - South Asia Project Home Page
The Stimson Center has nurtured confidence-building and nuclear risk-reduction measures in South Asia through workshops with knowledgeable and well connected Indian, Pakistani, and US participants; private meetings with key officials in all three countries; research and publications; public forums in Washington; and a Visiting Fellows program.
The Stimson center’s programming objectives during 2006 and 2007 are to push the envelop on confidence-building and nuclear risk-reduction measures between India and Pakistan; and to add as much insulation as possible against the possibility of new shocks on the Subcontinent.
Escalation Control and the Nuclear Option in South Asia - Stimson Center book consisting of a series of essays examining escalation control in the subcontinent.
www.stimson.org /southasia/?SN=SA2001112042   (1462 words)

  
 SAJA Stylebook
His South Asian connection, however, was kept mostly hidden from his fans.
Different regions of South Asia have their own traditional calendars and mark their new years in unique ways.
Some South Asian muslims decorate their hands with mehndi (henna) while fasting on that day, which is preceded by a night of prayer (Lailat-ul-Qadr).
www.saja.org /stylebook.html   (9961 words)

  
 SOUTH ASIA BOOKS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
South Asia Books has been the premier distributor of books from India for 27 years.
At present, South Asia Books has four full-time employees, a 6,000 square foot warehouse, and an inventory of over 5,000 new titles in almost every area.
South Asia Books also specializes in selecting and bringing quickly into the market the very best titles from India.
www.indolink.com /Global/saBooks.html   (424 words)

  
 EOL 8 encyclopedia review: Garland 5, South Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A combined effort of sixty-eight authors from fourteen different countries, the origin of the contributors reflects the overwhelming interest South Asian music has been enjoying among American ethnomusicologists: Forty of the authors are from, or based in the United States, with only six based in South Asia.
Part 1 introduces the region of South Asia as a whole, first in an overview profile of its geography, society, cultures, religions, and history and then examining the history of musical scholarship.
Much scholarship has focused on the centre of South Asia and on issues relating to the great traditions, omitting the periphery where change tends to happen at a slower pace and many ancient aspects are still part of daily life.
www.research.umbc.edu /eol/8/wegner/index.html   (1099 words)

  
 South Asia Bulls Take League To India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The South Asia Bulls were created last year by the former Leeds, Featherstone, London and Huddersfield star to promote social and cultural cohesion and religious tolerance.
The South Asia Bulls have played in the York International 9’s for the last two years, reaching the quarter-finals this year, where they were defeated by Russian aces, Strela Kazan.
The South Asia Bulls are supported by the Campaign for Racial Equality’s ‘Sporting Equals Campaign, the Youth Charter for Sport, Culture and the Arts and sponsored by the Asian Jewel Awards.
www.barla.org.uk /news/news.asp?NewsId=204   (333 words)

  
 Asia Pacific Research - Australia South Asia Research Centre - ASARC - ANU
The Australia South Asia Research Centre (ASARC) was established as an initiative of the Division of Economics through the Strategic Development Fund of the Institute of Advanced Studies, and with financial assistance from the Department of Employment, Education and Training.
Countries in South Asia comprise India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives.
The Centre is dedicated to research on the economics and politics of development in the South Asia region.
rspas.anu.edu.au /asarc   (369 words)

  
 South Asia Watch
Two major South Asian issues are the relationship between India and Pakistan, treated in the Pakistan section, and the rise of the Hindu Right, and communal (fascistic) politics in India, treated in the Communalism section.
Most South Asians still depend on the land for a living, and agriculture is a crucial issue there.
South Asia has a wide range of remarkable movements and constantly changing politics.
www.zmag.org /southasia/southasia1.cfm   (735 words)

  
 South Asia Encyclopedia @ ArtOfTexas.com (Art of Texas)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
South Asia Encyclopedia @ ArtOfTexas.com (Art of Texas)
South Asia or Southern Asia is a southern geopolitical region of the Asian continent comprising territories on and in proximity to the Indian subcontinent.
Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia
artoftexas.com /encyclopedia/South_Asia   (470 words)

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