In modern times, terrorism has emerged as a scourge and South Asia is the region where terrorist groups of almost all varieties have operated. However, countering the challenge from terrorism came on the international agenda only after the attacks of 9/11. This book is an attempt to study the problem of terrorism in South Asia, which has often been perceived at its hub.
The contributors to the volume belonging to South Asian region have provided valuable insights on the issue of terrorism and have also suggested measures to deal with the problem. They consider terrorism as a phenomenon that has been harmful to society, economy and polity of the South Asian nations. At the same time they also point out that there should not be overemphasis on the use of force. In fact, a calibrated use of force is likely to be more effective. Ultimately, if terrorism is to be comprehensively defeated then ideologies and root causes that propel it further need to be tackled properly.
Author: Anand Kumar (Editor)
Features: HB, PP