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ANTHEM SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES


The celebrated Anthem South Asian Studies series continues to lead the field with first rate studies on history, sociology, anthropology and economics. The series addresses academic and professional audiences, and confronts issues of colonialism and postcolonialism, economic development, and the religious and political dynamics of the region. Titles in the series have earned an excellent reputation for the originality of their scholarship and their high production values.

 

Our editorial advisors include Anthony P. D’Costa, Nandini Gooptu, Christophe Jaffrelot, David Ludden, Patrick Olivelle, Raka Ray, Tirthankar Roy, Romila Thapar and John Zavos.


Related Series

Anthem Modern South Asian History

Diversity and Plurality in South Asia

India and Asia in the Global Economy

Anthem-ISEAS India-China Studies

Anthem South Asian Normative Traditions Studies

Cultural, Historical and Textual Studies of South Asian Religions


Proposals

We welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original works that meet the criteria of this series. We make prompt editorial decisions. Our titles are published simultaneously in print and eBook editions and are subject to peer review by recognized authorities in the field. Should you wish to send in a proposal for a collection of essays, a single or multi-authored monograph, or a course reader, please contact us at: proposal@anthempress.com

  1. 9781783082650
     
    The First English Translation of the Marathi Anticolonial Classic, with a Historical Analysis of Theatre in British India
    Translated with an Introduction by Rakesh H. Solomon

    This volume offers the first English translation of one of India’s most celebrated works of anticolonial resistance. It is also the first edition of the play to provide an extensive historical-critical commentary and to draw on a comprehensive range of colonial archival documents.
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    Paperback | March 2015 | ISBN 9781783084333

  2. Colonialism and Transnational Psychiatry
     
    The Development of an Indian Mental Hospital in British India, c. 1925–1940
    Waltraud Ernst

    This book provides an in-depth case study of a psychiatric institution within the context of colonial rule during the early twentieth century. It focuses on patient statistics, medical treatments and diagnoses, and considers the ‘indigenisation’ or ‘Indianisation’ of the colonial medical services and the significance of international professional networks.

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    Paperback | December 2014 | ISBN 9781783083527

  3. The Politics of Time and Youth in Brand India
     
    Bargaining with Capital
    Jyotsna Kapur

    A study of the profound preoccupation with time, youth and the relationship between generations in contemporary popular Indian media culture, this book suggests that the politics of time is a manifestation of the radicalised war between labour and capital inherent in India’s shift to neoliberalism since the 1990s.   

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    Paperback | December 2014 | ISBN 9781783083534

  4. The “Slumdog” Phenomenon
     
    A Critical Anthology
    Edited by Ajay Gehlawat

    Featuring a dynamic combination of landmark essays by leading critics and theorists, “The Slumdog Phenomenon: A Critical Anthology” addresses multiple issues relating to “Slumdog Millionaire,” providing new ways of looking at this controversial film.

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    Paperback | November 2014 | ISBN 9781783083251

  5. Re-framing Democracy and Agency in India
     
    Interrogating Political Society
    Edited by Ajay Gudavarthy

    This volume critically unpacks the concept of ‘political society’, formulated as a response to the idea of civil society in a postcolonial context.

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    Paperback | October 2014 | ISBN 9781783083077

  6. Communication and Colonialism in Eastern India
     
    Bihar, 1760s–1880s
    Nitin Sinha

    This volume offers a detailed analysis of colonial policies in respect to communication in India – via roads, ferries, steamships and railways – and reveals how communication became an integral part of colonial governance in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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    Paperback | October 2014 | ISBN 9781783083114

  7. Studies in Hindu Law and Dharmaśāstra
     
    Ludo Rocher, edited by Donald R. Davis, Jr and with a Foreword by Richard W. Lariviere

    This book presents for the first time a collection of the major studies on Hindu law and Dharmaśāstra by Ludo Rocher, one of the brightest lights of American academia. This collection of essays serves as an invaluable introduction to Rocher’s distinctive and important contributions to the field of Indology.

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    Paperback | October 2014 | ISBN 9781783083152

  8. Women, Gender and Everyday Social Transformation in India
     
    Edited by Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Anne Waldrop

    ‘Women, Gender and Everyday Social Transformation in India’ explores key processes of gendered change in contemporary India. Through ethnographically grounded case studies, the volume foregrounds the contradictory and contested co-existence of discrepant gendered norms, values and visions in a society caught up in wider processes of sociopolitical change.
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    Hardback | August 2014 | ISBN 9781783082698

  9. 9781783082650
     
    The First English Translation of the Marathi Anticolonial Classic, with a Historical Analysis of Theatre in British India
    Translated with an Introduction by Rakesh H. Solomon

    This volume offers the first English translation of one of India’s most celebrated works of anticolonial resistance. It is also the first edition of the play to provide an extensive historical-critical commentary and to draw on a comprehensive range of colonial archival documents.
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    Hardback | July 2014 | ISBN 9781783082650

  10. South Asia 2060
     
    Envisioning Regional Futures
    Edited by Adil Najam and Moeed Yusuf

    “South Asia 2060” is a dialogue between 47 thought leaders, ranging from policymakers to academics to civil society activists and visionaries from across South Asia and the world, on the likely longer-range trajectories of South Asia’s future as a region. The collection explores how South Asia’s regional future will impact the rest of the world while also shedding light on its present condition.

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    Paperback | December 2013 | ISBN 9781783080359

  11. Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond
     
    Essays in Honor of Patrick Olivelle
    Edited by Steven E. Lindquist

    This volume brings together sixteen articles on the religions, literatures and histories of South and Central Asia in tribute to Patrick Olivelle, one of North America's leading Sanskritists and historians of early India.

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    Paperback | December 2013 | ISBN 9781783080670

  12. Stages of Life
     
    Indian Theatre Autobiographies
    Kathryn Hansen

    Four autobiographies of early twentieth-century actors and playwrights are presented in English translation, with substantive chapters on the Parsi theatre and strategies for reading autobiography in the Indian context.

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    Paperback | December 2013 | ISBN 9781783080687

  13. Colonialism and Transnational Psychiatry
     
    The Development of an Indian Mental Hospital in British India, c. 1925–1940
    Waltraud Ernst

    This book provides an in-depth case study of a psychiatric institution within the context of colonial rule during the early twentieth century. It focuses on patient statistics, medical treatments and diagnoses, and considers the ‘indigenisation’ or ‘Indianisation’ of the colonial medical services and the significance of international professional networks.

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    Hardback | October 2013 | ISBN 9780857280190

  14. The Politics of Time and Youth in Brand India
     
    Bargaining with Capital
    Jyotsna Kapur

    A study of the profound preoccupation with time, youth and the relationship between generations in contemporary popular Indian media culture, this book suggests that the politics of time is a manifestation of the radicalised war between labour and capital inherent in India’s shift to neoliberalism since the 1990s.   

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    Hardback | October 2013 | ISBN 9780857281098

  15. The “Slumdog” Phenomenon
     
    A Critical Anthology
    Edited by Ajay Gehlawat

    Featuring a dynamic combination of landmark essays by leading critics and theorists, “The Slumdog Phenomenon: A Critical Anthology” addresses multiple issues relating to “Slumdog Millionaire,” providing new ways of looking at this controversial film.

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    Hardback | February 2013 | ISBN 9780857280015

  16. An Introduction to Changing India
     
    Culture, Politics and Development
    Sirpa Tenhunen and Minna Säävälä

    This book provides a comprehensive view on rapidly changing India. It covers Indian culture, politics, economy and technology, as well as population and environmental issues.

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    Paperback | December 2012 | ISBN 9780857288059

  17. Studies in Hindu Law and Dharmaśāstra
     
    Ludo Rocher, edited by Donald R. Davis, Jr and with a Foreword by Richard W. Lariviere

    This book presents for the first time a collection of the major studies on Hindu law and Dharmaśāstra by Ludo Rocher, one of the brightest lights of American academia. This collection of essays serves as an invaluable introduction to Rocher’s distinctive and important contributions to the field of Indology.

    PRICE:  £80.00  /  $130.00
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    Hardback | September 2012 | ISBN 9780857285508

  18. Communication and Colonialism in Eastern India
     
    Bihar, 1760s–1880s
    Nitin Sinha

    This volume offers a detailed analysis of colonial policies in respect to communication in India – via roads, ferries, steamships and railways – and reveals how communication became an integral part of colonial governance in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

    PRICE:  £70.00  /  $115.00
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    Hardback | September 2012 | ISBN 9780857284488

  19. Mapping the Nation
     
    An Anthology of Indian Poetry in English, 1870-1920
    Edited by Sheshalatha Reddy

    Focusing specifically on the poetic construction of India, ‘Mapping the Nation’ offers a broad selection of poetry written by Indians in English during the period 1870–1920.

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    Hardback | June 2012 | ISBN 9780857284419

  20. A New India?
     
    Critical Reflections in the Long Twentieth Century
    Edited by Anthony P. D'Costa, with a Foreword by Deepak Nayyar

    This volume critically examines the notion of a ‘new’ India by recognizing that India is changing remarkably and by exposing the many economic, social, and political contradictions that are integral to contemporary India.

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    Paperback | April 2012 | ISBN 9780857285041

  21. Re-framing Democracy and Agency in India
     
    Interrogating Political Society
    Edited by Ajay Gudavarthy

    This volume critically unpacks the concept of ‘political society’, formulated as a response to the idea of civil society in a postcolonial context.

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    Hardback | March 2012 | ISBN 9780857283504

  22. Studies on the Cārvāka/Lokāyata
     
    Ramkrishna Bhattacharya

    This volume is the first attempt at a scientific study of the Carvaka/Lokayata, the materialist system of philosophy that flourished in ancient India between the eighth and the twelfth century CE.

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    Hardback | December 2011 | ISBN 9780857284334

  23. Language, Texts, and Society
     
    Explorations in Ancient Indian Culture and Religion
    Patrick Olivelle

    This collection brings together the research papers of Patrick Olivelle, published over a period of about ten years. The unifying theme of these studies is the search for historical context and developments hidden within words and texts.

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    Hardback | December 2011 | ISBN 9780857284310

  24. Ascetics and Brahmins
     
    Studies in Ideologies and Institutions
    Patrick Olivelle

    This volume brings together papers on Indian ascetical institutions and ideologies published by Patrick Olivelle over a span of about thirty years.
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    Hardback | December 2011 | ISBN 9780857284327

  25. South Asian Media Cultures
     
    Audiences, Representations, Contexts
    Edited by Shakuntala Banaji

    'South Asian Media Cultures' examines a wide range of media cultures and practices from across South Asia, using a common set of historical, political and theoretical engagements.

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    Paperback | October 2011 | ISBN 9780857284099

  26. Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond
     
    Essays in Honor of Patrick Olivelle
    Edited by Steven E. Lindquist

    This volume brings together sixteen articles on the religions, literatures and histories of South and Central Asia in tribute to Patrick Olivelle, one of North America's leading Sanskritists and historians of early India.

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    Hardback | October 2011 | ISBN 9780857287908

  27. India and the World Bank
     
    The Politics of Aid and Influence
    Jason A. Kirk

    'The World Bank needs India more than India needs it.' So goes an emerging consensus on both sides of the relationship between the Bank and its largest borrower. This book analyzes the politics of aid and influence, with a particular focus on sub-national state-level reforms in India.

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    Paperback | October 2011 | ISBN 9780857284129

  28. Stages of Life
     
    Indian Theatre Autobiographies
    Kathryn Hansen

    Four autobiographies of early twentieth-century actors and playwrights are presented in English translation, with substantive chapters on the Parsi theatre and strategies for reading autobiography in the Indian context.

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    Hardback | October 2011 | ISBN 9780857286604

  29. Bollywood and Globalization
     
    Indian Popular Cinema, Nation, and Diaspora
    Edited by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta and Rajeshwari V. Pandharipande

    This book is a collection of incisive articles on the interactions between Indian Popular Cinema and the political and cultural ideologies of a new post-Global India.

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    Paperback | June 2011 | ISBN 9780857287823

  30. Aboard the Democracy Train
     
    A Journey through Pakistan's Last Decade of Democracy
    Nafisa Hoodbhoy

    'Aboard the Democracy Train' is a gripping front-line account of Pakistan's decade of turbulent democracy (1988-1999), as told through the eyes of the only woman reporter working during the Zia era for the nation's leading English language newspaper.

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    Paperback | April 2011 | ISBN 9780857289674

  31. Trysts with Democracy
     
    Political Practice in South Asia
    Edited by Stig Toft Madsen, Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Uwe Skoda

    This volume offers a collection of lucid, theoretically stimulating articles that explore and analyse the institutions and values which are salient in understanding political practices in South Asia.

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    Hardback | March 2011 | ISBN 9780857287731

  32. The Anti-Politics Machine in India
     
    State, Decentralization and Participatory Watershed Development
    Vasudha Chhotray

    This book assesses the validity of ‘anti-politics’ critiques of development, first popularised by James Ferguson, in the peculiar context of India. It examines the extent to which it is possible to keep politics out of a highly technocratic state watershed development programme that also seeks to be participatory.

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    Hardback | March 2011 | ISBN 9780857287670

  33. The Retreat of Democracy and Other Itinerant Essays on Globalization, Economics, and India
     
    Kaushik Basu

    ‘The Retreat of Democracy’ presents an expanded and reworked selection of Basu's best journalistic writings on political and economic themes since the late 1990s.

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    Paperback | January 2010 | ISBN 9781843318279

  34. India and the Global Financial Crisis
     
    Managing Money and Finance
    Y. V. Reddy

    ‘India and the Global Financial Crisis’ offers a collection of key speeches delivered by Reddy during his tenure as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and provides insights into the challenges facing the management of India's calibrated integration within the global economy.

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    Paperback | January 2010 | ISBN 9781843318835

  35. Calcutta Mosaic
     
    Essays and Interviews on the Minority Communities of Calcutta
    Edited by Himadri Banerjee, Nilanjana Gupta and Sipra Mukherjee

    ‘Calcutta Mosiac’ explores the history of the diverse immigrant communities of this great city.

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    Hardback | July 2009 | ISBN 9788190583558

  36. Govind Narayan's Mumbai
     
    An Urban Biography from 1863
    Edited and Translated by Murali Ranganathan, with a Foreword by Gyan Prakash

    The first ever book on Mumbai written in the Marathi language, this is a historically fascinating and revealing urban biography of nineteenth-century India.

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    Paperback | February 2009 | ISBN 9781843313052

  37. Bengal Partition Stories
     
    An Unclosed Chapter
    Edited by Bashabi Fraser

    Through oral histories, interviews and fictional retellings, 'Bengal Partition Stories' unearths and articulates the collective memories of a people traumatised by the brutal division of their homeland.

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    Paperback | March 2008 | ISBN 9781843312994

  38. History and the Present
     
    Edited by Partha Chatterjee and Anjan Ghosh

    The essays in this volume bring together historians and anthropologists to reflect on the place of history within present-day conditions. A compelling collected volume of pertinent and articulate essays.

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    Hardback | March 2006 | ISBN 9781843312246

  39. Colonial Childhoods
     
    The Juvenile Periphery of India 1850-1945
    Satadru Sen

    An exploration of the shaping of childhood in the colonial period.

    PRICE:  £19.99  /  $29.95
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    Paperback | August 2005 | ISBN 9781843311782

  40. European Trade and Colonial Conquest
     
    Volume 1
    Biplab Dasgupta

    A book on the evolution of Bengal's economy and society before colonisation, beginning from pre-historic days.

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    Paperback | June 2005 | ISBN 9781843310297

  41. Subaltern Sports
     
    Politics and Sport in South Asia
    Edited by James H. Mills

    A unique volume about the relationship between politics and sport in South Asia.

    PRICE:  £16.99  /  $24.95
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    Paperback | May 2005 | ISBN 9781843311683

  42. Azad Hind
     
    Subhas Chandra Bose, Writing and Speeches 1941-1943
    Edited by Sisir K. Bose and Sugata Bose

    A collection of Subhas Chandra Bose's writings and speeches, 1941–1943.

    PRICE:  £14.95  /  $32.95
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    Paperback | October 2004 | ISBN 9781843310839

  43. A History of Pakistan and Its Origins
     
    Edited by Christophe Jaffrelot

    A comprehensive, detailed and contemporary study of one of the most diverse, volatile and strategically significant countries in the world today.

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    Paperback | September 2004 | ISBN 9781843311492

  44. The Un-Gandhian Gandhi
     
    The Life and Afterlife of the Mahatma
    Claude Markovits

    An examination of the life and afterlife of the Mahatma.

    PRICE:  £14.99  /  $22.95
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    Paperback | August 2004 | ISBN 9781843311270

  45. The Ascendancy of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh
     
    Class, Community and Nation in Northern India, 1920-1940
    Gyanendra Pandey

    Investigates the social contradictions, class forces and efforts at political organization that lay behind the powerful nationalist movement in Uttar Pradesh the 1920s and '30s.

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    Paperback | July 2002 | ISBN 9781843310570

  46. Reading Subaltern Studies
     
    Critical History, Contested Meaning and the Globalization of South Asia
    Edited by David Ludden

    A reliable point of departure for new readers of Subaltern Studies and a resource base for experienced readers who want to revive critical debates.

    PRICE:  £19.99  /  $34.95
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    Paperback | February 2002 | ISBN 9781843310594