South Asian History Products

  • Indian Political Theory

    Laying the Groundwork for Svaraj

    By Aakash Singh Rathore

    At present, a nativist turn in Indian political theory can be observed. There is a general assumption that the indigenous thought to which researchers are supposed to be (re)turning may somehow be immediately visible by ignoring the colonization of the mind and polity. In such a conception of…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03 
    Routledge

  • Writing Revolution in South Asia

    History, Practice, Politics

    Edited by Kama Maclean, J. Daniel Elam, Christopher Moffat

    This comprehensive volume examines the relationship between revolutionary politics and the act of writing in modern South Asia. Its pages feature a diverse cast of characters: rebel poets and anxious legislators, party theoreticians and industrious archivists, nostalgic novelists, enterprising…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge

  • The Formation of the Colonial State in India

    Scribes, Paper and Taxes, 1760-1860

    By Hayden J. Bellenoit

    In the period between the 1770s and 1840s, through the process of colonial state formation, the early colonial state in India was able to harness and extract vast amounts of agrarian wealth in north India. However, little is known of the histories of the Indian scribes and the role they played in…

    Hardback – 2017-02-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Refugees and the Politics of the Everyday State in Pakistan

    Resettlement in Punjab, 1947-1962

    By Elisabetta Iob

    This book is a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the resettlement and the rehabilitation of Partition refugees in Pakistani Punjab between 1947 and 1962. It weaves a chronological and thematic plot into a single narrative, and focuses on the Punjabi refugee middle and upper-middle class.…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • English Siege and Prison Writings

    From the ‘Black Hole’ to the ‘Mutiny’

    Edited by Pramod K. Nayar

    This volume brings together an unusual collection of British captivity writings – composed during and after imprisonment and in conditions of siege. Writings from the ‘Mutiny’ of 1857 are well known, but there exists a vast body of texts, from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Burma, and the Indian…

    Hardback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge India

  • Indigenous Identity in South Asia

    Making Claims in the Colonial Chittagong Hill Tracts

    By Tamina M. Chowdhury

    In the immediate aftermath of the creation of Bangladesh in 1971, an armed struggle ensued in its remote south-eastern corner. The hill people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, more commonly referred to as paharis, demanded official recognition, and autonomy, as the indigenous people of the Tracts.…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

  • Notes on the Races, Castes and Trades of Eastern Bengal

    Edited by James Wise, Ananda Bhattacharyya

    James Wise was Civil Surgeon of Dacca for ten years and in that capacity had great opportunities of observing the social life of the people of Bengal. During his stay there he collected material for a book which he published in 1883 after his retirement under the title Notes on the Races, Castes,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01
    Routledge

  • Subjects, Citizens and Law

    Colonial and independent India

    Edited by Gunnel Cederlöf, Sanjukta Das Gupta

    This volume investigates how, where and when subjects and citizens come into being, assert themselves and exercise subjecthood or citizenship in the formation of modern India. It argues for the importance of understanding legal practice – how rights are performed in dispute and negotiation – from…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28
    Routledge India

  • Architectural Conservation in Asia

    National Experiences and Practice

    By John H. Stubbs, Robert G. Thomson

    At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out…

    Hardback – 2016-10-06
    Routledge

  • Bihar and Mithila

    The Historical Roots of Backwardness

    By J. Albert Rorabacher

    The world has become obsessed with the Western notions of progress, development, and globalization, the latter a form of human and economic homogenization. These processes, through the aegis of the United Nations, are comparatively monitored. Those nations deemed to be ‘lagging behind’ are then…

    Hardback – 2016-08-25
    Routledge

  • Companies, Commerce and Merchants

    Bengal in the Pre-Colonial Era

    By Sushil Chaudhury

    This anthology vastly expands our understanding of the much-misconstructed history of early modern Bengal and seeks to redress the misconception that economic decline in Bengal set in even before the British conquest of the region. Based on original sources from European and Indian archives and…

    Hardback – 2016-08-25
    Routledge

  • Imperial Rome, Indian Ocean Regions and Muziris

    New Perspectives on Maritime Trade

    Edited by K.S. Mathew

    The battle of Actium waged in 31 BC and the annexation of Egypt in 30 BC to the Roman Empire opened up avenues for increased commercial contact between the Roman Empire, South Asia in general and India in particular and the port of Muziris was the premier trading post of India. In this volume,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-25
    Routledge

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