Beyond National Boundaries
SOUTH ASIA IN TRANSITION: CONFLICTS AND TENSIONS by PRAN CHOPRA Patriot Publishers, New Delhi, 1987, 230 pp., 160
July-August 1987, volume 11, No 4

This book is a good example of the growing strengths and persistent weaknesses of South Asian thoughts on South Asia.
To take the strengths first, the book adds one more to the growing list of titles of books about South Asia as a region. This list and its growth have been quite a remarkable phenomenon of the South Asian intellectual scene since the start of the 1980s. One can be certain that more—many more—books have been published, more papers have been written, and more seminars held in the 80s with the phrase South Asia incorporated in them in one way or another than had been produced in all the preceding years.

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