About the Book
The book entitled Modernisation of National Security in South Asia is the most comprehensive and informative study about the process of modernization of national security system of South Asian countries. The authors give a detailed account of security issues which have gained momentum in South Asia in the last few decades. Anxiety over the nuclear buildup in the subcontinent has prompted reflection on definitions of security and the objectives of national security policies. The book first examines the broad features of the South Asia region that have a bearing on security and then proceed to examine the traditional and non-traditional dimensions of security. Traditionally, security has been defined in a military sense but all authors are exercised over the fact that the changing global environment, as well as domestic developments, make it imperative that security be linked to people’s livelihood, social stability, good governance and to the better management of the material and environmental resources of the nation.
About the Authors
H.P. Chattopadhyay, an eminent teacher of Public Administration and Political Science, taught in several colleges under Calcutta University, Kolkata. Public Administration in the developing world has been his special area of research investigation. His work Ethnic Composition and Crisis in South Asia is one of the widely acclaimed publications. In addition, he has published many research papers and articles in national and international journals. Presently, he lives a retired life and devotes his time in editing and writing.
S.K. Sarkar is a senior research fellow of political science of Calcutta University, Kolkata. He has assisted Dr. Chattopadhyay in editing this Multi-volumes Encyclopaedia. He has also presented many research papers in national and international seminars and workshops.