CONTENTS:- 1. Epidemiology of leishmaniasis in India / H.P. Thakur. 2. Kala Azar and post Kala Azar dermal leishmaniasis in Bangladesh an epidemiologic overview / Kazi Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Shafiul Alam and Muhammad Waliur Rahman and Dinesh Mondal. 3. An overview of visceral lesihmaniasis in Nepal / Murari Lal Das, Lalita Roy and Suman Rijal. 4. Epidemiology of leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka / Nadira D. Karunaweera and Yamuna D. Siriwardana. 5. Kala Azar: a disease of the Subaltern / J.J. Roy Burman. 6. What makes a disease marginal tracing the history of Kala Azar / Anand Zachariah and R. Srivatsan. 7. Changing drug treatment scenario of Kala Azar in Bihar during last four decades / C.P. Thakur. 8. Treatment of PKDL as challenging ask / C.P. Thakur. 9. Research on treatment of visceral leishmaniasis past present and future / Shyam Sunder and Rakesh Arora. 10. Research in diagnostic tools the past present and future / Ruchi Singh, Arpita Kulshrestha and Poonam Salotra. 11. Research in vector control for Kala Azar past present and future / Diwakar Singh Dinesh, Vijay Kumar, Shreekant Kesari, A. Jaya Kumar and Pradeep Das. 12. Need for new therapeutics and drug regimens for Indian Kala Azar / Kalpana Pai, Nutan Jadhav and Balakrishna T. Poduval. 13. HIV / VL co infection relapsing visceral leishmaniasis as an emerging AIDS defining illness / Rama Prosad Goswami. 14. Role of private health care sector in Kala Azar elimination programme / Kanchan Mukherjee. 15. Opportunities for enhanced public private partnerships to remove roadblocks to elimination of Kala Azar from Bangladesh / Kazi M. Jamil. 16. Implementing an innovative data system in a Kala Azar treatment study in rural Bihar / Rhonda Sarnoff, Suresh Kumar and Praveen Pareek. 17. Immunology of visceral leishmaniasis current status and future perspectives / A.P. Isaac Marquez, C.M. Lezama Davila and A.R. Satoskar. 18. Policy issues in Kala Azar in South East Asia / H.P. Thakur.