South Asia is home to well over one fifth of the world’s population, making it both the most populous and most densely populated geographical region in the world.
The region has often seen conflicts and political instability, including wars between the region’s two nuclear-armed states, Pakistan and India.
Most of this region is a subcontinent resting on the Indian Plate (the northerly portion of the Indo-Australian Plate) separated from the rest of Eurasia.
It was once a small continent before colliding with the Eurasian Plate about 50-55 million years ago and giving birth to the Himalayan range and the Tibetan plateau.
South Asia is the southern region of the Asian continent.
South Asia typically consists of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.Some definitions may also include Afghanistan, Burma, Tibet, and the British Indian Ocean Territories.Iran is also included in the UN subregion of “Southern Asia,” although many sources consider Iran as being part of West Asia.You can view samples of our professional work here.Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of UK Essays.While the South Asia had never been a coherent geopolitical region, it has a distinct geographical identity.The boundaries of South Asia vary based on how South Asia is defined.However,a combined effort by the nations has helped the nations in overcoming the various obstacles and settling the disputes peacefully.India has played a major role in the development of South Asia as a region of resources,technology and even as a power to some extent.Much of modern India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar were gradually occupied by Great Britain – starting from 1757, reaching their zenith in 1857 and ruling till 1947.Nepal and Bhutan were to some extent protectorates of Great Britain until after World War II.