The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of South Asia.
Ethnic Subnationalist Insurgencies in South Asia Identities, Interests and Challenges to State Authority
Political Economy of Development in India Indigeneity in Transition in the State of Kerala
Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas
Employment, Poverty and Rights in India
Social Movements and the Indian Diaspora
Subaltern Movements in India Gendered Geographies of Struggle Against Neoliberal Development
The Bengal Diaspora Rethinking Muslim migration
The Judicialization of Politics in Pakistan A Comparative Study of Judicial Restraint and its Development in India, the US and Pakistan
Indian Capitalism in Development
By Jugdep S. Chima
June 28, 2018
This book provides a micro-historical analysis of the emergence and contemporary dynamics of recent ethnic sub-nationalist insurgencies in South Asia. Using comparative case studies, it discusses the causes of each insurgency, analyses the trajectory and dynamics of each including attempts at ...
By Darley Jose Kjosavik, Nadarajah Shanmugaratnam
June 28, 2018
In the Global South, indigenous people have been continuously subjected to top-down, and often violent, processes of post-colonial state and nation building. This book examines the development dilemmas of the indigenous people (adivasis) of the Indian state of Kerala. It explores the different ...
By Srimati Mukherjee
June 08, 2018
Historically, Indian cinema has positioned women at the intersection of tradition and a more evolving culture, portraying contradictory attitudes which affect women’s roles in public and private spheres. Examining the work of three directors from West Bengal, this book addresses the juxtaposition ...
By Sean McLoughlin, William Gould, Ananya Jahanara Kabir, Emma Tomalin
June 01, 2018
In 1962, the Commonwealth Immigrants Act hastened the process of South Asian migration to postcolonial Britain. Half a decade later, now is an opportune moment to revisit the accumulated writing about the diasporas formed through subsequent settlement, and to probe the ways in which the South Asian...
By Dayabati Roy
May 31, 2018
In comparison to other social groups, India’s rural poor – and particularly Adivasis and Dalits - have seen little benefit from the country’s economic growth over the last three decades. Though economists and statisticians are able to model the form and extent of this inequality, their work is ...
By Movindri Reddy
April 16, 2018
With the elevation of Islam and Muslim transnational networks in international affairs, from the rise of Al Qaeda to the revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East, the study of Diasporas and transnational identities has become more relevant. Using case studies from Fiji, Mauritius, Trinidad ...
By Manisha Desai
April 16, 2018
Social struggles in India target both the state and private corporations. Three subaltern struggles against development in Gujarat, India, succeeded, to varying degrees, due to legalism from below and translocal solidarity, but that success has been compromised by its gendered geographies. Based ...
By Claire Alexander, Joya Chatterji, Annu Jalais
April 16, 2018
India’s partition in 1947 and the creation of Bangladesh in 1971 saw the displacement and resettling of millions of Muslims and Hindus, resulting in profound transformations across the region. A third of the region’s population sought shelter across new borders, almost all of them resettling in the...
By Smita Tewari Jassal, Halil Turan
March 09, 2018
India and Turkey, Asia Minor and the Subcontinent of Hindustan, and the Ottomans and Mughals have had shared histories of contact, engagement, and dialogue over the centuries. Much of northern India was under the control of rulers from Central Asia since at least the thirteenth century. Startling ...
By Waris Husain
April 06, 2018
Since 2007, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has emerged as a dominant force in Pakistani politics through its hyper-active use of judicial review, or the power to overrule Parliament’s laws and the Prime Minister’s acts. This hyper-activism was on display during the Supreme Court’s unilateral ...
By Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky
February 26, 2018
Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated countries in the world and second in South Asia, is known for its natural disasters, floods and political violence. However, the country plans to become a middle-income country by 2020 due to rapid economic growth led by strong and vibrant garments...
By Barbara Harriss-White, Judith Heyer
January 24, 2018
Recognising the different ways that capitalism is theorised, this book explores various aspects of contemporary capitalism in India. Using field research at a local level to engage with larger issues, it raises questions about the varieties and processes of capitalism, and about the different roles...