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.
India and World War I A Centennial Assessment
Citizenship, Community and Democracy in India From Bombay to Maharashtra, c. 1930 - 1960
Class Conflict and Modernization in India The Raj and the Calcutta Waterfront (1860-1910)
Environment and Pollution in Colonial India Sewerage Technologies along the Sacred Ganges
A History of State and Religion in India
By Roger D. Long, Ian Talbot
February 12, 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 ...
By Oliver Godsmark
February 07, 2018
On 1 May 1960, Bombay Province was bifurcated into the two new provinces of Gujarat and Maharashtra, amidst scenes of great public fanfare and acclaim. This decision marked the culmination of a lengthy campaign for the creation of Samyukta (‘united’) Maharashtra in western India, which had first ...
By Anjali Gera Roy
October 19, 2017
In the Punjab, Pakistan, a culture of migration and mobility already emerged in the nineteenth century. Imperial policies produced a category of hypermobile Sikhs, who left their villages in Punjab to seek their fortunes in South East Asia, Australia, America and Canada. The practices of the ...
By William F. Kuracina
September 28, 2017
The historical assessments of Left unity in 1930s India misrepresent activities designed to achieve unity. The common treatment of the relationship between Indian socialists and communists emphasizes disunity and the inability to find common ground. Scholarly discussions about unity in fact ...
By Aniruddha Bose
September 07, 2017
In the days of the British Raj Calcutta was a great port city. Thousands of men, women, and children worked there, loading and unloading valuable cargoes that sustained the regional economy, and contributed significantly to world trade. In the second half of the nineteenth century, in response to a...
By Waltraud Ernst, Biswamoy Pati, T.V. Sekher
June 30, 2017
Since the 1980s there has been a continual engagement with the history and the place of western medicine in colonial settings and non-western societies. In relation to South Asia, research on the role of medicine has focussed primarily on regions under direct British administration. This book looks...
By Babli Sinha
June 16, 2017
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 ...
By Prabhu Bapu
May 31, 2017
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 ...
By Rakesh Ankit
June 27, 2016
This book presents a study of the international dimensions of the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan from before its outbreak in October 1947 until the Tashkent Summit in January 1966. By focusing on Kashmir’s under-researched transnational dimensions, it represents a different approach to ...
By Janine Wilhelm
April 28, 2016
India is facing a river pollution crisis today. The origins of this crisis are commonly traced back to post-Independence economic development and urbanisation. This book, in contrast, shows that some important early roots of India’s river pollution problem, and in particular the pollution of the ...
By Mallarika Sinha Roy
May 21, 2015
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 ...
By Ian Copland, Ian Mabbett, Asim Roy, Kate Brittlebank, Adam Bowles
September 11, 2014
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 ...