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Policy Paper Series

A Himalayan Studies Workshop was organized by the Department of International Relations & Governance Studies in partnership with the India Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) on 28 November, 2020. Bringing together scholars from various institutions across India, the workshop sought to initiate a conversation on the Himalayas from a multidimensional and multi-sectoral perspective covering knowledge creation, cultural dynamics, development challenges, environmental issues and cross-border flows of multiple kinds. This Policy Paper series is an outcome of the workshop and highlights issues that need both greater attention and urgent responses from both government and society.

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Policy Papers can be found below:

Communities, Connectivity, Conversations: Navigating Transboundary Spaces in The Eastern Himalayas Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman

Herders of the Fragile Borderscape: Issues from Sikkim and Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh Uttam Lal

Do Kashmir’s Connected Histories of Mobility and Networks (C.1500-2000) Offer a Way Forward? Idrees Kanth

Waste Management in a Himalayan Medium Town: Revisiting Informality, Centralization and the Indian State Kaveri Gill

Environment and Development in the Upper Tista Basin, Sikkim Himalaya Vimal Khawas

Recognizing Himalayan Rurality Implications of Multi-local Households and Non-resident Communities for the Policy Ecosystem Sudha Vasan

The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps and China’s Socioeconomic Policies in the Karakoram  Ayjaz Wani

Contested Boundaries and Environment-Security Nexus Geopolitics of the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Region Dhanasree Jayaram

For a Himalayan and Tibetan Affairs Policy in India Claude Arpi