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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.

Editorial Board:
Professor Francis Robinson, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK (Chair); Professor Tim Barrett, SOAS, University of London, UK; Dr Evrim Binbaş, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK; Professor Anna Contadini, SOAS, University of London, UK; Professor Michael Feener, National University of Singapore; Dr Gordon Johnson, University of Cambridge, UK; Professor David Morgan, University of Wisconsin–Madison, US; Dr. BMC Brend; Dr. R. Llewellyn Jones MBE

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The Politics of Self-Expression The Urdu Middleclass Milieu in Mid-Twentieth Century India and Pakistan

The Politics of Self-Expression: The Urdu Middleclass Milieu in Mid-Twentieth Century India and Pakistan

1st Edition

By Markus Daechsel
April 29, 2009

The 1930s to 1950s witnessed the rise and dominance of a political culture across much of North India which combined unprecedented levels of mobilization and organization with an effective de-politicization of politics. On the one hand obsessed with world events, people also came to understand ...

The British Occupation of Indonesia: 1945-1946 Britain, The Netherlands and the Indonesian Revolution

The British Occupation of Indonesia: 1945-1946: Britain, The Netherlands and the Indonesian Revolution

1st Edition

By Richard Mcmillan
January 13, 2006

This is the first work to systematically examine the British occupation of Indonesia after the Second World War. The occupation by British-Indian forces between 1945 and 1946 bridged the gap between the surrender of Japan and the resumption of Dutch rule, and this book is a reappraisal of the ...

The Court Chronicle of the Kings of Manipur - Cheitharon Kumpapa Original Text, Translation and Notes Vol. 1. 33-1763 CE

The Court Chronicle of the Kings of Manipur - Cheitharon Kumpapa: Original Text, Translation and Notes Vol. 1. 33-1763 CE

1st Edition

By Saroj N Arambam Parratt
May 16, 2005

This volume contains a copy of the original text of the Cheitharon Kumpapa, the Court Chronicle of the Kings of Manipur which is authorised by the Palace, and the English translation from the original composed in archaic Manipuri script (Meetei Mayek). Explanatory notes and a glossary complement ...

Persian Literature - A Bio-Bibliographical Survey Poetry of the Pre-Mongol Period (Volume V)

Persian Literature - A Bio-Bibliographical Survey: Poetry of the Pre-Mongol Period (Volume V)

1st Edition

By Francois De Blois
June 21, 2004

This famous work from the Royal Asiatic Society is an indispensable tool for all serious students of Persian literature, history and culture, and a welcome companion to Persian literature in its most glorious period. This volume is the second, revised edition of three parts published in 1992 and ...

Muslims in India Since 1947 Islamic Perspectives on Inter-Faith Relations

Muslims in India Since 1947: Islamic Perspectives on Inter-Faith Relations

1st Edition

By Yoginder Sikand
March 26, 2004

Muslims in India today are responding to the challenge of religious pluralism in a variety of ways. This book explores the attempts being made by scholar-activists and Muslim organisations to develop new understandings of Islam to relate to people of other faiths and to the modern nation-state, and...

The History of the Mohammedan Dynasties in Spain

The History of the Mohammedan Dynasties in Spain

1st Edition

By Ahmed ibn Mohammed al Makkari
May 30, 2003

This is the original History of the Mohammedan Dynasties of Spain reprinted from the first edition of 1840-43. A masterpiece of typography in its own right, it is an early, ingenious and fascinating history of Muslim Spain. One hundred and fifty years on, it represents the foundations of our modern...

A Corpus of Early Tibetan Inscriptions

A Corpus of Early Tibetan Inscriptions

1st Edition

By H. E. Richardson
April 29, 2002

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

A Guide to the Romanization of Burmese

A Guide to the Romanization of Burmese

1st Edition

By John Okell
March 06, 2002

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Arab Navigation in the Indian Ocean before the Portuguese

Arab Navigation in the Indian Ocean before the Portuguese

1st Edition

By G. R. Tibbetts
March 01, 2002

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Cambodian Version of the Ramayana

The Cambodian Version of the Ramayana

1st Edition

By Kuoch Haksrea, Jeanne Jacob, Reamker (Ramakerti) Reamker
February 27, 2002

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Abu Dharr Al-Ghifari

Abu Dharr Al-Ghifari

1st Edition

By A. J. Cameron
February 26, 2002

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Julfar: An Arabic Port

Julfar: An Arabic Port

1st Edition

By J Hansman
February 26, 2002

First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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