This series is concerned with the history of South Asia. It includes a range of different approaches and publishes both single authored monographs and edited volumes.
Cultural Histories of India Subaltern Spaces, Peripheral Genres, and Alternate Historiography
Evolution, Race and Public Spheres in India Vernacular Concepts and Sciences (1860-1930)
Foreign Policy of Colonial India 1900–1947
India and World War I A Centennial Assessment
By Saumitra Basu
July 20, 2021
This book explores the interaction between science-society and the development of forensic science and analyses the historical roots of crime detection in colonial India. Covering a period from the mid-19th to mid-20th century, the author examines how British colonial rulers changed the perception...
By Michael S. Dodson
April 30, 2020
This book is a re-evaluation of modern urbanism and architecture and a history of urbanism, architecture, and local identity in colonial north India at the turn of the twentieth century. Focusing on Banaras and Jaunpur, two of northern India’s most traditional cities, the book examines the ...
Edited By Rita Banerjee
March 06, 2020
This book explores the social and cultural histories of India, focusing on cultural encounters and representations of subaltern communities from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century. Examining cultural encounters between Europeans and Indians during the precolonial and colonial periods, the ...
By Anjali Gera Roy
July 30, 2019
This book examines the afterlife of Partition as imprinted on the memories and postmemories of Hindu and Sikh survivors from West Punjab to foreground the intersection between history, memory and narrative. It shows how survivors script their life stories to reinscribe tragic tales of violence and ...
By Emily Rook-Koepsel
May 01, 2019
This book analyzes the ways in which organizations and individuals in India grappled with and contested definitions of democracy and unity in the decades directly preceding and following independent Indian statehood. The All India Scheduled Castes Federation and the All India Women’s Conference ...
By Luzia Savary
April 02, 2019
This book provides an in-depth exploration of South Asian readaptations of race in vernacular languages. The focus is on a diverse set of printed texts, periodicals and books in Hindi and Urdu, two of the major print languages of British North India, written between 1860 and 1930. Imperial ...
By Azra Rashid
November 19, 2018
The 1971 genocide in Bangladesh took place as a result of the region’s long history of colonization, the 1947 partition of the Indian subcontinent into largely Muslim Pakistan and Hindu India, and the continuation of ethnic and religious politics in Pakistan, specifically the political suppression ...
By Sukla Chatterjee
September 13, 2018
In the colonial context of South Asia, there is a glaring asymmetry in the written records of the interaction between the Bengali women and their European counterparts, which is indicative of the larger and the overall asymmetry of discursive power, including the flow and access to information ...
By Lars Tore Flåten
August 14, 2018
When the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) assumed power in India in 1998 as the largest party of the National Democratic Alliance, it soon became evident that it prioritized educational reforms. Under BJP rule, a reorganization of the National Council of Educational Research and ...
By Hayden J. Bellenoit
August 14, 2018
In the period between the 1770s and 1840s, through the process of colonial state formation, the early colonial state in India was able to harness and extract vast amounts of agrarian wealth in north India. However, little is known of the histories of the Indian scribes and the role they played in ...
By Sneh Mahajan
April 05, 2018
The foreign policy of a colonial country is very different from that of a sovereign country. Two features of the foreign policy of colonial India were: one, that it was framed in the interest of Britain; and two, that till the very end, the British showed an unflinching determination to maintain ...
Edited By Roger D. Long, Ian Talbot
February 13, 2018
World War I directly and indirectly caused events and social and political trends which defined the history of the world for the rest of the century, including the Russian Revolution and the rise of communism to the Great Crash of 1929 which lead to the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler and ...