The exciting new SeriesSouth Asian Peace Studieshas been conceived to showcase significant writings on peace studies from and about the region. The emphasis will be on essays, which demonstrate the importance of changing direction in various frameworksfrom conflict management to peace, from national security to human security, from revenge to reconciliation, and from rights to justice.This, the inaugural volume in the Series introduces the concept, scope, and main concerns of peace studies. The 19 essays are grouped in three broad sections. The first discusses definitions of peace studies and its main themes. The second section looks at recent cases of conflict in the region while the third considers new paths to conflict resolution based on dialogue and justice.