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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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Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  1. Cinema, Transnationalism, and Colonial India

    Entertaining the Raj

    By Babli Sinha

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    Through the lens of cinema, this book explores the ways in which the United States, Britain and India impacted each other politically, culturally and ideologically. It argues that American films of the 1920s posited alternative notions of whiteness and the West to that of Britain, which stood for...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Hindu Mahasabha in Colonial North India, 1915-1930

    Constructing Nation and History

    By Prabhu Bapu

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    Hindu nationalism has emerged as a political ideology represented by the Hindu Mahasabha. This book explores the campaign for Hindu unity and organisation in the context of the Hindu-Muslim conflict in colonial north India in the early twentieth century. It argues that India's partition...

    Published July 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  3. A History of State and Religion in India

    By Ian Copland, Ian Mabbett, Asim Roy, Kate Brittlebank, Adam Bowles

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    Offering the first long-duration analysis of the relationship between the state and religion in South Asia, this book looks at the nature and origins of Indian secularism. It interrogates the proposition that communalism in India is wholly a product of colonial policy and modernisation, questions...

    Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Bureaucracy, Community and Influence in India

    Society and the State, 1930s - 1960s

    By William Gould

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    Offering a fresh approach to the issue of government and administrative corruption through 'everyday' citizen interactions with the state, this book explores changing discourses and practices of corruption in late colonial and early independent Uttar Pradesh, India. The author moves away from...

    Published November 9th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Gandhi's Spinning Wheel and the Making of India

    By Rebecca Brown

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    Gandhi’s use of the spinning wheel was one of the most significant unifying elements of the nationalist movement in India. Spinning was seen as an economic and political activity that could bring together the diverse population of South Asia, and allow the formerly elite nationalist movement to...

    Published November 7th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Gender and Radical Politics in India

    Magic Moments of Naxalbari (1967-1975)

    By Mallarika Sinha Roy

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    The Naxalbari movement marks a significant moment in the postcolonial history of India. Beginning as an armed peasant uprising in 1967 under the leadership of radical communists, the movement was inspired by the Marxist-Leninist theory of revolution and involved a significant section of the...

    Published August 25th 2010 by Routledge

  7. The State and Governance in India

    The Congress Ideal

    By William F. Kuracina

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    This book presents an innovative investigation of the policies of the Indian Congress during the late colonial period. Departing from the existing historiography of Indian nationalism, it analyses the extent to which Congress elites engaged in processes intended to foster nation-building in India....

    Published March 16th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Great Rebellion of 1857 in India

    Exploring Transgressions, Contests and Diversities

    Edited by Biswamoy Pati

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    The Great Rebellion of 1857 in India was much more than a ‘sepoy mutiny’. It was a major event in South Asian and British colonial history that significantly challenged imperialism in India. This fascinating collection explores hitherto ignored diversities of the Great Rebellion such as gender and...

    Published February 24th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Medicine, Race and Liberalism in British Bengal

    Symptoms of Empire

    By Ishita Pande

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    This book focuses on the entwinement of politics and medicine and power and knowledge in India during the age of empire. Using the powerful metaphor of ‘pathology’ - the science of the origin, nature, and course of diseases - the author develops and challenges a burgeoning literature on colonial...

    Published November 9th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Radical Politics in Colonial Punjab

    Governance and Sedition

    By Shalini Sharma

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    The actions of the radical left in Punjab in pre-Independence India during the 1920s and 30s have often been viewed as foreign and quintessentially un-Indian due to their widely vilified opposition to the Quit India campaign. This book examines some of these deterministic misapprehensions and...

    Published September 6th 2009 by Routledge

  11. Nationalism, Education and Migrant Identities

    The England-returned

    By Sumita Mukherjee

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    This book examines the role western-education and social standing played in the development of Indian nationalism in the early twentieth century. It highlights the influences that education abroad had on a significant proportion of the Indian population. A large number of Indian students -...

    Published August 24th 2009 by Routledge

  12. Historiography and Writing Postcolonial India

    By Naheem Jabbar

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    A critical examination of post-colonial Indian history-writing. In the years preceding formal Independence from British colonial rule, Indians found themselves responding to the panorama of sin and suffering that constituted the modern present in a variety of imaginative ways. This book is a...

    Published June 24th 2009 by Routledge

  13. Decolonization in South Asia

    Meanings of Freedom in Post-independence West Bengal, 1947–52

    By Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    This book explores the meanings and complexities of India’s experience of transition from colonial to the post-colonial period. It focuses on the first five years – from independence on 15th August 1947 to the first general election in January 1952 – in the politics of West Bengal, the new Indian...

    Published June 1st 2009 by Routledge

  14. The Social History of Health and Medicine in Colonial India

    Edited by Biswamoy Pati, Mark Harrison

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    This book analyzes the diverse facets of the social history of health and medicine in colonial India. It explores a unique set of themes that capture the diversities of India, such as public health, medical institutions, mental illness and the politics and economics of colonialism. Based on...

    Published December 3rd 2008 by Routledge