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Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

Series Editor: Crispin Bates, the Editorial Committee of the Centre for South Asian Studies, Edinburgh University, UK

This series is published in association with the Centre for South Asian Studies, Edinburgh University - one of the leading centres for South Asian Studies in the UK with a strong interdisciplinary focus. It presents research monographs and high-quality edited volumes as well as textbook on topics concerning the Indian subcontinent from the modern period to contemporary times. It aims to advance understanding of the key issues in the study of South Asia, and contributions include works by experts in the social sciences and the humanities. In accordance with the academic traditions of Edinburgh, we particularly welcome submissions which emphasise the social in South Asian history, politics, sociology and anthropology, based upon thick description of empirical reality, generalised to provide original and broadly applicable conclusions.

The series welcomes new submissions from young researchers as well as established scholars working on South Asia, from any disciplinary perspective.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 12 results in Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series
  1. Democracy and Transparency in the Indian State

    The Making of the Right to Information Act

    By Prashant Sharma

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    The enactment of the national Right to Information (RTI) Act in 2005 has been produced, consumed, and celebrated as an important event of democratic deepening in India both in terms of the process that led to its enactment (arising from a grassroots movement) and its outcome (fundamentally altering...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Politics of Reconstruction and Development in Sri Lanka

    Transnational Commitments to Social Change

    By Eva Gerharz

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    Sri Lanka’s conflict and peace processes have gained global attention during recent years. This book presents a comprehensive insight into the politics of reconstruction and development in Sri Lanka, focussing on the ceasefire which was negotiated between the Government of Sri Lanka and the...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Guru in South Asia

    New Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Jacob Copeman, Aya Ikegame

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    This book provides a set of fresh and compelling interdisciplinary approaches to the enduring phenomenon of the guru in South Asia. Moving across different gurus and kinds of gurus, and between past and present, the chapters call attention to the extraordinary scope and richness of the social lives...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Development and Public Health in the Himalaya

    Reflections on healing in contemporary Nepal

    By Ian Harper

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    Engaging with a range of public health issues, this book charts important social and political transitions in Nepal through the lens of medicine and health development. It focuses on mission health care institutions, tuberculosis control programmes as a site of medical intervention, the "...

    Published February 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Transnational Pakistani Connections

    Marrying ‘Back Home’

    By Katharine Charsley

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    Since restrictions on commonwealth labour immigration to Britain in the 1960s, marriage has been the dominant form of migration between Pakistan and the UK. Most transnational Pakistani marriages are between cousins or other more distant relatives, lending a particular texture to this transnational...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Violence, Torture and Memory in Sri Lanka

    Life after Terror

    By Dhana Hughes

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    Drawing on original ethnographic field-research conducted primarily with former guerrilla insurgents in southern and central Sri Lanka, this book analyses the memories and narratives of people who have perpetrated political violence. It explores how violence is negotiated and lived with in the...

    Published July 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Empire, Industry and Class

    The Imperial Nexus of Jute, 1840-1940

    By Anthony Cox

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    Presenting a new approach towards the social history of working classes in the imperial context, this book looks at the formation of working classes in Scotland and Bengal. It analyses the trajectory of labour market formation, labour supervision, cultures of labour and class formation between two...

    Published December 12th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Princely India Re-imagined

    A Historical Anthropology of Mysore from 1799 to the present

    By Aya Ikegame

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    India’s Princely States covered nearly 40 per cent of the Indian subcontinent at the time of Indian independence, and they collapsed after the departure of the British. This book provides a chronological analysis of the Princely State in colonial times and its post-colonial legacies. Focusing on...

    Published August 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Savagery and Colonialism in the Indian Ocean

    Power, Pleasure and the Andaman Islanders

    By Satadru Sen

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    This book examines the social, political and ideological dimensions of the encounter between the indigenous inhabitants of the Andaman islands, British colonizers and Indian settlers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The British-Indian penal settlements in the Andaman Islands – beginning...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Gender and Sexuality in India

    Selling Sex in Chennai

    By Salla Sariola

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    India has one of the highest numbers of HIV carriers in the world. HIV has remained associated with sex work, and large sums of money provided to fund public health interventions have come from global institutions such as UNAIDS, the World Bank and USAID. In the midst of these processes, however,...

    Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Sovereignty and Social Reform in India: British Colonialism and the Campaign against Sati, 1830-1860
    By Andrea Major
    To Be Published December 30th 2014
  2. Psychopharmaceuticals in India
    By Stefan Ecks
    To Be Published September 30th 2015

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