South Asian History Products

  • 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 
    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 – 2016-11-18 
    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 – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

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

    By James Wise

    Edited by 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 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • In Search of Stability

    Economics of Money, History of the Rupee

    By Sashi Sivramkrishna

    In Search of Stability seeks to understand the economics of money through a narrative on the history of the rupee. The period delineated for study is from the time of introduction of the rupee by Sher Shah Suri in 1542 up to 1971, the year which marked the beginning of the end of the Bretton Woods…

    Hardback – 2016-08-25

  • The Indian Ocean in the Making of Early Modern India

    Edited by Pius Malekandathil

    This volume looks into the ways Indian Ocean routes shaped the culture and contours of early modern India. IT shows how these and other historical processes saw India rebuilt and reshaped during late medieval times after a long age of relative ‘stagnation’, ‘isolation’ and ‘backwardness’. The…

    Hardback – 2016-08-25

  • Nationalism and Imperialism in South and Southeast Asia

    Essays Presented to Damodar R.SarDesai

    Edited by Arnold P. Kaminsky, Roger D. Long

    This volume is a festschrift for Damodar Ramaji SarDesai (b. 1931), Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where all of the contributors received their Ph.D as did SarDesai himself. His work for over fifty years at UCLA has been an inspiration to…

    Hardback – 2016-08-25

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