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Editorial Inquiries
  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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Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  1. Political Agency and Gender in India

    By Manuela Ciotti

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    This book explores the distinctive forms of women’s political engagement in democratic politics in contemporary India. It focuses on women from historically marginalised strata of society whose spaces for political participation opened up as a result of the explosion of low-caste identity politics...

    To Be Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Psychopharmaceuticals in India

    By Stefan Ecks

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    This book analyses two specific processes of globalization that have had an impact on the changing nature of doctor-patient encounters in India. One is the immense and successful growth of the global market in antidepressants over recent years, to the effect scholars speak of an "antidepressant era...

    To Be Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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 21st 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 June 17th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Empire, Nationalism and the Postcolonial World

    Rabindranath Tagore's Writings on History, Politics and Society

    By Michael Collins

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    By presenting a new interpretation of Rabindranath Tagore’s English language writings, this book places the work of India’s greatest Nobel Prize winner and cultural icon in the context of imperial history and thereby bridges the gap between Tagore studies and imperial/postcolonial historiography....

    Published September 21st 2011 by Routledge

  9. Sovereignty and Social Reform in India

    British Colonialism and the Campaign against Sati, 1830-1860

    By Andrea Major

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    The British prohibition of sati (the funeral practice of widow immolation) in 1829 has been considered an archetypal example of colonial social reform. It was not the end of the story, however, as between 1830 and 1860, British East India Company officials engaged in a debate with the Indian rulers...

    Published November 7th 2010 by Routledge

  10. 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 December 21st 2009 by Routledge

  11. 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 December 7th 2009 by Routledge