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The Newsletter 49 Autumn 2008

The Newsletter 49 Autumn 2008


Pakistan is currently faced with an intense combination of tensions, which in certain spheres is breaking into outright conflict, threatening both the viability of the Pakistani state and the economic sustainability of its people. Imran Ali examines this rapidly evolving situation and analyses the underlying factors and issues that have created and subsequently aggravated these problems.

Contents #49

2 Director's note
Max Sparreboom (Director, IIAS)


1 - 4 Crises of governance / Imran Ali
3 Pakistan, an abundance of problems and scant knowledge / Kristoffel Lieten
5 - 6 Lords of a Dubai labour camp: Pakistani migrants in the Gulf / Magnus Marsden
6 - 7 The quiet evolution: Islam and women's rights in Pakistan / Martin Lau
8 - 9 Primary education, lagging behind / Afke de Groot & Kristoffel Lieten
10 Violence and love: the mobilisation of Karachi's Mohajir youth / Nichola Khan


11 A lesson for Asia? Maintaining socio-economic security in old age:
a European perspective
/ Alan Walker
12 - 13 ‘Stilled to silence at 500 metres': making sense of historical change in Southeast Asia / James C. Scott
14 - 15 Captive elephant management, the Tharu, and the Nepali state /
Piers Locke
16 In conversation with Kunal Basu / Rituparna Roy
17 Ancient corpus under digital scrutiny: deciphering lexical structure
of the Veda
/ Alexandre Sotov
18 - 19 National monuments and social construction in Mongolia and
/ Irina Morozova
20 - 21 Early adopters: debunking stereotypes of Buddhist attitudes towards technology / Andrew Glass


22 - 23 Singapore Indians, a brief note / Vidya Murthy
24 - 25 Pioneering portraits: early photography in Japan / Tani Akiyoshi & Oliver Moore

Book reviews

26 New For Review
27 Bookmarked
27 Write a review on / Thomas Voorter
28 How the West will cope with the ‘Asian century' / Thomas S. Wilkins
29 Two journeys to the centre of the colonial project / Joost Cote
30 - 31 Audible lessons in self / Constantine Sandis
31 After Alexander / Andrew Glass
32 ‘You don't have to be English to play Elgar': the globalisation of Western music / Nicholas Tarling

Institutional news

33 - 34 Network Asia
35 Announcements
36 - 37 IIAS Research
37 The ‘ICAS miracle': Preparing for ICAS 6 in Daejeon in August 2009 / Paul van der Velde
38 IIAS Fellows
39 International Conference Agenda
40 Colophon

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