South Asian History Products

  • Monetary Foundations of the Raj

    Edited by Sanjay Garg

    In the administration of colonial finances, the monetary policy of the Imperial power relating to their dependencies has tremendous impact on the colonial economy. The British East India Company, therefore, adopted a policy of gradually subsuming the local currencies of India and replacing them…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge

  • 'When the War Began We Heard of Several Kings'

    South Asian Prisoners in World War I Germany

    Edited by Franziska Roy, Heike Liebau, Ravi Ahuja

    The book is a moving account of  about two thousand South Asians mostly sailors and soldiers from villages in Bengal, Nepal, the Northwest Frontier and Punjab, who were held for years in German prison camps. They attracted the close attention of army officers, diplomats and secret agents, of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge

  • Shades of Difference

    Selected Works of Rabindranath Tagore

    Edited by Radha Chakravarty

    This unusual collection brings together Rabindranath Tagore's writings on forms of difference based on gender, caste, class, nation, community, religion, language, art, literature, philosophy, social custom and political belief. Via new translations, along with Tagore's own writings, lectures and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge

  • Imperialism and Sikh Migration

    The Komagata Maru Incident

    By Anjali Gera Roy

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-09-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Politics and Left Unity in India

    The United Front in Late Colonial India

    By William Kuracina

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Commodities and Culture in the Colonial World

    Edited by Supriya Chaudhuri, Josephine Mcdonagh, Brian H. Murray, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan

    Commodity culture and colonialism are intimately related and mutually constitutive. The desire for commodities drove colonial expansion at the same time that colonial expansion fuelled technological invention, created new markets for goods, displaced populations, and transformed local and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • Refugees and the Politics of the Everyday State in Pakistan

    Resettlement in Punjab, 1947-1962

    By Elisabetta Iob

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Archaeology and Buddhism in South Asia

    By Himanshu Prabha Ray

    This book traces the archaeological trajectory of the expansion of Buddhism and its regional variations in South Asia. Focusing on the multi-religious context of the subcontinent in the first millennium BCE, the volume breaks from conventional studies that pose Buddhism as a counter to the Vedic…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge India

  • Class Conflict and Modernization in India

    The Raj and the Calcutta Waterfront (1860-1910)

    By Aniruddha Bose

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Eurasia and India

    Regional Perspectives

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    Eurasia has assumed importance in the post-Soviet period and the peoples of Siberia have distinctive historico-cultural similarities with the Indian Himalayas due to common traditions and Buddhist culture. The Eurasianism of Russia brings it closer to India in historico-cultural, political and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • The Mughal Empire at War

    Babur, Akbar and the Indian Military Revolution, 1500-1605

    By Andrew de la Garza

    The Mughal Empire was one of the great powers of the early modern era, ruling almost all of South Asia, a conquest state, dominated by its military elite. Many historians have viewed the Mughal Empire as relatively backward, the Emperor the head of a traditional warband from Central Asia, with…

    Paperback – 2017-08-23 
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • The Ascent of John Company

    From Traders to Rulers (1756-1787)

    By G.S. Cheema

    The Ascent of John Company is the story of the founding of the British empire in India. The process of founding empires is rarely, if ever, edifying. It is invariably a sordid story of brutality and violence, tempered to some extent by blatant lies, corruption, skullduggery and intrigue. Robert…

    Hardback – 2017-08-21 
    Routledge

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