Are there any conflicts in South Asia (in places such as India, Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir, and Sri Lanka) created by the ethnic, national, and/or religious geography of the realm? If so, why, and what kind of challenges has this geography created for the peoples and governments of the realm? What could be done to resolve these issues? Has anything been tried to deal with this geography in the past?
South Asia is a realm of incredible economic (as well as social and political) contrasts. What are some areas where the regional economy is either thriving or in need of further development and why? What features have attracted international businesses to certain areas of India and why are certain economic sectors and groups well-positioned to do well in a globalizing economy? Are any groups left vulnerable to continued exploitation?