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  1. Dorothea Schaefter (on leave)
    Senior Editor, Central, South and Southeast Asia
    Jillian Morrison, Acting Associate Editor

  2. Stephanie Rogers
    Publisher, East Asia

  3. Peter Sowden
    Editor, Asia

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Royal Asiatic Society Books

  1. Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Peter Flügel, Gustaaf Houtman

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Including analyses by top academics in the field, this book takes a unique look at questions of power and asceticism in the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Ideas about power and purity in these three traditions are crucially related to ascetic practices....

    To Be Published December 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Rise of the Ottoman Empire

    Studies in the History of Turkey, thirteenth–fifteenth Centuries

    By Paul Wittek

    Edited by Colin Heywood

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Paul Wittek’s The Rise of the Ottoman Empire was first published by the Royal Asiatic Society in 1938 and has been out of print for more than a quarter of a century. The present reissue of the text also brings together translations of some of his other studies on Ottoman history; eight closely...

    Published May 20th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Making of Western Indology

    Henry Thomas Colebrooke and the East India Company

    By Rosane Rocher, Ludo Rocher

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    For thirty years in India at the cusp of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Henry Thomas Colebrooke was an administrator and scholar with the East India Company. The Making of Western Indology explains and evaluates Colebrooke’s role as the founder of modern Indology. The book discusses how...

    Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge

  4. State Violence and Punishment in India

    By Taylor C. Sherman

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Exploring violent confrontation between the state and the population in colonial and postcolonial India, this book is both a study of the many techniques of colonial coercion and state violence and a cultural history of the different ways in which Indians imbued practices of punishment with their...

    Published December 14th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Development of Modern Medicine in Non-Western Countries

    Historical Perspectives

    Edited by Hormoz Ebrahimnejad

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    The history of medicine in non-European countries has often been characterized by the study of their native "traditional" medicine, such as (Galenico-)Islamic medicine, and Ayurvedic or Chinese medicine. Modern medicine in these countries, on the other hand, has usually been viewed as a Western...

    Published October 28th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre

    Thumri Lyrics

    By Lalita du Perron

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Indian classical music has long been fascinating to Western audiences, most prominently since the Beatles' sessions with Ravi Shankar in the 1960s. This fascination with the musical genre still prevails in the twenty-first century. Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre examines Thumri Lyrics, a...

    Published February 12th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Muslim Women, Reform and Princely Patronage

    Nawab Sultan Jahan Begam of Bhopal

    By Siobhan Lambert-Hurley

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    This is a new and engaging examination of the emergence of a Muslim women’s movement in India. The state of Bhopal, a Muslim principality in central India, was ruled by a succession of female rulers throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, most notably the last Begam of Bhopal, Nawab...

    Published December 18th 2006 by Routledge