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Routledge Studies in South Asian History


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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.

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Bureaucracy, Community and Influence in India Society and the State, 1930s - 1960s

Bureaucracy, Community and Influence in India: Society and the State, 1930s - 1960s

1st Edition

By William Gould
November 08, 2013

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 ...

Gandhi's Spinning Wheel and the Making of India

Gandhi's Spinning Wheel and the Making of India

1st Edition

By Rebecca Brown
January 24, 2013

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 ...

The Great Rebellion of 1857 in India Exploring Transgressions, Contests and Diversities

The Great Rebellion of 1857 in India: Exploring Transgressions, Contests and Diversities

1st Edition

Edited By Biswamoy Pati
May 09, 2012

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...

The State and Governance in India The Congress Ideal

The State and Governance in India: The Congress Ideal

1st Edition

By William F. Kuracina
May 09, 2012

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. ...

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

Decolonization in South Asia: Meanings of Freedom in Post-independence West Bengal, 1947–52

1st Edition

By Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
May 03, 2012

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 ...

Medicine, Race and Liberalism in British Bengal Symptoms of Empire

Medicine, Race and Liberalism in British Bengal: Symptoms of Empire

1st Edition

By Ishita Pande
March 29, 2012

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 ...

Nationalism, Education and Migrant Identities The England-returned

Nationalism, Education and Migrant Identities: The England-returned

1st Edition

By Sumita Mukherjee
October 04, 2011

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 - ...

The Social History of Health and Medicine in Colonial India

The Social History of Health and Medicine in Colonial India

1st Edition

Edited By Biswamoy Pati, Mark Harrison
September 14, 2011

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 ...

Historiography and Writing Postcolonial India

Historiography and Writing Postcolonial India

1st Edition

By Naheem Jabbar
March 14, 2011

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 ...

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