South Asia Products

  • Being Bengali

    At Home and in the World

    Edited by Mridula Nath Chakraborty

    Bengal has long been one of the key centres of civilisation and culture in the Indian subcontinent. However, Bengali identity – "Bengaliness" – is complicated by its long history of evolution, the fact that Bengal is now divided between India and Bangladesh, and by virtue of a very large…

    Paperback – 2016-12-10 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative

    Gods, Kings, and Other Heroes

    By Naomi Appleton

    Taking a comparative approach which considers characters that are shared across the narrative traditions of early Indian religions (Brahmanical Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism) Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist, and Hindu Narrative explores key religious and social ideals, as well as points of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29 
    Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History

  • Empire, Education, and Indigenous Childhoods

    Nineteenth-Century Missionary Infant Schools in Three British Colonies

    By Helen May, Baljit Kaur

    Taking up a little-known story of education, schooling, and missionary endeavor, Helen May, Baljit Kaur, and Larry Prochner focus on the experiences of very young ’native’ children in three British colonies. In missionary settlements across the northern part of the North Island of New Zealand,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophy

    Tradition, Reason and Devotion

    Edited by Ravi M. Gupta

    In the sixteenth century, the saint and scholar Sri Caitanya set in motion a wave of devotion to Krishna that began in eastern India and has now found its way around the world. Caitanya taught that the highest aim of life is to develop selfless love for God Krishna, the blue-hued cowherd boy who…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Global Business, Local Law

    The Indian Legal System as a Communal Resource in Foreign Investment Relations

    By Amanda Perry-Kessaris

    This volume establishes a theoretical framework for exploring the role of host state legal systems (courts and bureaucracies) in mediating relations between foreign investment, civil society and government actors. It then demonstrates the application of that framework in the context of the south…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • The Making of an Indian Metropolis

    Colonial Governance and Public Culture in Bombay, 1890-1920

    By Prashant Kidambi

    This book explores the social history of colonial Bombay in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras, a pivotal time in its emergence as a modern metropolis. Drawing together strands that hitherto have been treated in a piecemeal fashion and based on a variety of archival sources, the book offers a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Historical Urban Studies Series

  • The Architecture of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew

    Twentieth Century Architecture, Pioneer Modernism and the Tropics

    By Iain Jackson, Jessica Holland

    Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew were pioneers of Modern Architecture in Britain and its former colonies from the late 1920s through to the early 1970s. As a barometer of twentieth century architecture, their work traces the major cultural developments of that century from the development of modernism,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Salman Rushdie in the Cultural Marketplace

    By Ana Cristina Mendes

    Taking up the roles that Salman Rushdie himself has assumed as a cultural broker, gatekeeper, and mediator in various spheres of public production, Ana Cristina Mendes situates his work in terms of the contemporary production, circulation, and consumption of postcolonial texts within the workings…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26

  • Catholic Shrines in Chennai, India

    The politics of renewal and apostolic legacy

    By Thomas Charles Nagy

    Though proportionally small, India's Christians are a populous and significant minority. Focussing on various Roman Catholic churches and shrines located in Chennai, a large city in South India where activities concerning saintal revival and shrinal development have taken place in the recent past,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17

  • India in Art in Ireland

    Edited by Kathleen James-Chakraborty

    India in Art in Ireland is the first book to address how the relationship between these two ends of the British Empire played out in the visual arts. It demonstrates that Irish ambivalence about British imperialism in India complicates the assumption that colonialism precluded identifying with an…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • India and the Responsibility to Protect

    By Alan Bloomfield

    Bloomfield charts India’s profoundly ambiguous engagement with the thorny problem of protecting vulnerable persons from atrocities without fatally undermining the sovereign state system, a matter which is now substantially shaped by debates about the responsibility to protect (R2P) norm. Books…

    Hardback – 2015-12-09
    Rethinking Asia and International Relations

  • Hindi Film Songs and the Cinema

    By Anna Morcom

    Since their beginnings in the 1930s, Hindi films and film songs have dominated Indian public culture in India, and have also made their presence felt strongly in many global contexts. Hindi film songs have been described on the one hand as highly standardized and on the other as highly eclectic.…

    Paperback – 2015-10-28
    SOAS Musicology Series

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