About us

The working group provides a platform for young scholars from South Asia -or those interested in the region- to select an issue they wish to work on, collaborate and discuss for better conceptualization of the problem and, debate, critique and improve upon solutions. We also invite scholars to suggest the most pressing problems and challenges to better guide the path for this working group.


Introduction

The South Asian region occupies a unique position in the world. With one in four people on the planet being a South Asian, the region is made up of densely-populated countries and most of the economic issues here have a demographic underpinning. While the region is benefited with abundant natural and human resources, yet at the same time is inflicted with myriad of problems like poverty, economic inequality, agricultural distress, political uncertainty and financial instability, to name a few.

South Asia is the fastest growing region in economic growth. However, post the financial Crisis of 2007-08, the rapid economic growth in the region from the 1990s has slowed. Identity and ideology-based demands have since returned in full force. Economic substructures of such demands needs to be deliberated alongside inclusiveness of developmental process.

We believe that it is time that researchers from this region--or those interested in the region--pick up the baton and help find innovative solutions to the long-standing challenges. This working group provides a platform for young scholars to select an issue they wish to work on, collaborate and discuss for better conceptualization of the problem and, debate, critique and improve upon solutions. We also invite scholars to suggest the most pressing problems and challenges to better guide the path for this working group.

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About us

The working group provides a platform for young scholars from South Asia -or those interested in the region- to select an issue they wish to work on, collaborate and discuss for better conceptualization of the problem and, debate, critique and improve upon solutions. We also invite scholars to suggest the most pressing problems and challenges to better guide the path for this working group.

Next event

Globalization as a Threat to Democracy

Online

November 8, 2021

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