South Asian History and Culture

Series Editors: David Washbrook, Boria Majumdar, Sharmistha Gooptu, Nalin Mehta

This series brings together research on South Asia in the humanities and social sciences, and provides scholars with a platform covering, but not restricted to, their particular fields of interest and specialisation.

A significant concern for the series is to focus across the whole of the region known as South Asia, and not simply on India, as is often the case. There will be a conscious attempt to publish regional studies and bring together scholarship on and from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and other parts of South Asia.

This series will consciously initiate synergy between research from within academia and that from outside the formal academy. A focus will be to bring into the mainstream more recently developed disciplines in South Asian studies which have till date remained in the nature of specialised fields: for instance, research on film, media, photography, sport, medicine, environment, to mention a few. The series will address this gap and generate more comprehensive knowledge fields.

  • Rituparno Ghosh

    Cinema, gender and art

    Edited by Sangeeta Datta, Kaustav Bakshi, Rohit K. Dasgupta

    An iconic filmmaker and inheritor of the legendary Satyajit Ray’s legacy, Rituparno Ghosh was one of the finest auteurs to emerge out of contemporary Bengal. His films, though rooted firmly in middle-class values, desires and aspirations, are highly critical of hetero-patriarchal power structures.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18
    Routledge India
    South Asian History and Culture

  • India’s Foreign Relations, 1947–2007

    By Jayanta Kumar Ray

    This book analyses India’s relations with its neighbours (China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) and other world powers (USA, UK, and Russia) over a span of 60 years. It traces the roots of independent India’s foreign policy from the Partition and its fallout, its nascent years under Nehru, and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-10
    Routledge India
    South Asian History and Culture

  • State of Subversion

    Radical Politics in Punjab in the 20th Century

    Edited by Virinder S. Kalra, Shalini Sharma

    This volume looks at the interface between ideology, religion and culture in Punjab in the 20th century, spanning from colonial to post-colonial times. Through a rereading of the history of Punjab and of Punjabi migrant networks the world over, it interrogates the term ‘radicalism’ and its…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03
    Routledge India
    South Asian History and Culture

  • Indian Sisters

    A History of Nursing and the State, 1907–2007

    By Madelaine Healey

    Health and medicine cannot be understood without considering the role of nurses, both as professionals and as working women. In India, unlike other countries, nurses have suffered an exceptional degree of neglect at the hands of state, a situation that has been detrimental to the quality of both…

    Hardback – 2013-10-17
    Routledge India
    South Asian History and Culture

  • Land, Water, Language and Politics in Andhra

    Regional Evolution in India Since 1850

    By Brian Stoddart

    This book explains how access to and use of land, water and language helped shape Andhra politics in India from 1850 down to the present day. After independence, the debate over land reform and policies on irrigation has shaped the fortunes of various governments, while the debate over the make-up…

    Hardback – 2012-02-13
    Routledge India
    South Asian History and Culture

  • Escaping the World

    Women Renouncers among Jains

    By Manisha Sethi

    The book attends to a historical question — how to account for the high numbers of renouncers (sadhvis) mentioned in medieval and ancient texts — which has been acknowledged and raised, but left unaddressed within Jain studies. It does so through ethnographic data gathered through extensive…

    Hardback – 2011-12-02
    Routledge India
    South Asian History and Culture

  • Scoring Off the Field

    Football Culture in Bengal, 1911–80

    By Kausik Bandyopadhyay

    This book examines how football, as a mass spectator sport, came to represent a novel, unique cultural identity of Bengali people in terms of nation, community, region/locality and club, contributing to the continuity of everyday socio-cultural life. It explains how football became a viable popular…

    Hardback – 2011-10-19
    Routledge India
    South Asian History and Culture

  • `How Best Do We Survive?’

    A Modern Political History of the Tamil Muslims

    By Kenneth McPherson

    This book traces the social and political history of the Muslims of south India from the later nineteenth century to Independence in 1947, and the contours that followed. It describes a community in search of political survival amidst an ever-changing climate, and the fluctuating fortunes it had in…

    Hardback – 2010-06-02
    Routledge India
    South Asian History and Culture