The Royal Asiatic Society was founded in 1823 ‘for the investigation of subjects connected with, and for the encouragement of science, literature and the arts in relation to, Asia’. Informed by these goals, the policy of the Society’s Editorial Board is to make available in appropriate formats the results of original research in the humanities and social sciences having to do with Asia, defined in the broadest geographical and cultural sense and up to the present day.
Professor Francis Robinson, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK (Chair)
Professor Tim Barrett, SOAS, University of London, UK; Dr Barbara Brend, Royal Asiatic Society, UK; Dr Evrim Binbas, Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of Bonn, Germany; Professor Anna Contadini, SOAS, University of London, UK; Professor Michael Feener, National University of Singapore; Dr Gordon Johnson, University of Cambridge, UK; Dr Firuza Melville, University of Cambridge, UK; Dr Taylor Sherman, London School of Economics, UK; Dr Alison Ohta, Director, Royal Asiatic Society
Anglo-Indians and Minority Politics in South Asia Race, Boundary Making and Communal Nationalism
Refugees and the Politics of the Everyday State in Pakistan Resettlement in Punjab, 1947-1962
The Baluchi Language
Al-Kitab Al-Aqdas or The Most Holy Book
The Theory of Citrasutras in Indian Painting A Critical Re-evaluation of their Uses and Interpretations
Studies in Turkic and Mongolic Linguistics
By Hannah K. Bartos
September 26, 2022
This is the first book to address the social organisation of modern yoga practice as a primary focus of investigation and to undertake a comparative analysis to explore why certain styles of yoga have successfully transcended geographical boundaries and endured over time, whilst others have ...
By Arndt-Walter Emmerich
November 28, 2019
This book analyses the emerging trend of Muslim-minority politics in India and illustrates that a fundamental shift has occurred over the last 20 years from an identity-dominated, self-serving and inward-looking approach by Muslim community leaders, Islamic authorities and social activists that ...
By Nobuaki Kondo
August 14, 2018
The relationship between Islamic law and society is an important issue in Iran under the Islamic Republic. Although Islamic law was a pivotal element in the traditional Iranian society, no comprehensive research has been made until today. This is because modern reformers emphasized the lack of rule...
By Tommaso Bobbio
June 01, 2018
Urbanisation is rapidly changing the geographic and social landscape of India, and indeed Asia as a whole. Issues of collective violence, urban poverty and discrimination become crucial factors in the redefinition of citizenship not only in legal terms, but also in a cultural and socio-economic ...
By Uther Charlton-Stevens
November 08, 2017
Anglo-Indians are a mixed-race, Christian and Anglophone minority community which arose in South Asia during the long period of European colonialism. An often neglected part of the British Raj, their presence complicates the traditional binary through which British imperialism is viewed – of ruler ...
By Elisabetta Iob
September 21, 2017
The Partition of India in 1947 involved the division of two provinces, Bengal and the Punjab, based on district-wise Hindu or Muslim majorities. The Partition displaced between 10 and 12 million people along religious lines. This book provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the ...
By Isabella Nardi
June 17, 2016
The study of technical treatises in Indian art has increasingly attracted much interest. This work puts forward a critical re-examination of the key Indian concepts of painting described in the Sanskrit treatises, called citrasutras. In an in-depth and systematic analysis of the texts on the theory...
By Jennifer Howes
March 03, 2016
This book investigates how the material culture of South Indian courts was perceived by those who lived there in the pre-colonial period. Howes peels away the standard categories used to study Indian palace space, such as public/private and male/female, and replaces them with indigenous ...
By Gerard Clauson
January 20, 2016
This book, now back in print having been unavailable for many years, is one of the most important contributions to Turkic and Mongolic linguistics, and to the contentious 'Altaic theory'. Proponents of the theory hold that Turkish is part of the Altaic family, and that Turkish accordingly exists ...
By Colin Heywood, Paul Wittek
July 16, 2015
Paul Wittek’s The Rise of the Ottoman Empire was first published by the Royal Asiatic Society in 1938 and has been out of print for more than a quarter of a century. The present reissue of the text also brings together translations of some of his other studies on Ottoman history; eight closely ...