This book published by Oxford University Press (Karachi 2002) discusses the challenges that South Asia is facing at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Articles included in this volume cover South Asia’s social, political and economic issues. These article are written by nine outstanding economists of the world – Meghnad Desai, Paul Streeten, S.J. Burki, Frances Stewart, Rehman Sobhan, Nurul Islam, M.S. Swaminatahn, Gustave Ranis, and Arjun Sengupta.