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Modern Indian History (Emily Rook-Koepsel)

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JUNE 2023. AVAILABLE TO PREORDER NOW via the Columbia University Press website. ISBN 9781952636332. 132 pages. Paperback. India, as a nation-state, is a relatively new concept. Modern Indian History is a chronological historical narrative starting in the 16th century and ending in the present, that considers political, economic, and social developments on the Indian subcontinent. […]

New Threats to Academic Freedom in Asia (Dimitar D. Gueorguiev, Editor)

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9781952636318. 202 pages. Paperback. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. AVAILABLE IN PRINT, E-BOOK AND OPEN ACCESS Please support the work of AAS by ordering print or ebook copies from our distributor, Columbia University Press. VIEW OPEN ACCESS VERSION New Threats to Academic Freedom in Asia examines the increasingly […]

Who Is the Asianist? The Politics of Representation in Asian Studies (Will Bridges, Nitasha Tamar Sharma, and Marvin D. Sterling, Editors)

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VIEW THE BOOK LAUNCH AND DISCUSSION (from October 6, 2022) AVAILABLE IN PRINT, E-BOOK AND OPEN ACCESS Please support the work of AAS by ordering print or ebook copies copies from our distributor, Columbia University Press. VIEW OPEN ACCESS VERSION 9781952636295. 220 pages. Paperback. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% […]

Waiting Town: Life in Transit and Mumbai’s Other World-Class Histories (Lisa Björkman)

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ISBN: 9780924304934. 176 Pages. Paperback. AAS MEMBERS: use the code AASMEMBER at checkout for your 20% discount. Drawing on a decade of ethnographic research in the Indian city of Mumbai, Waiting Town is an unconventional little book—experimental in form—about how we come to know the worlds about which we write. The narrative follows the author’s […]

Caste in India (Diane Mines)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-55-2. 108 pages. Paperback. “Diane Mines has produced a clear and compelling introduction to one of the world’s most complex and misunderstood social systems. This booklet offers an exhaustive overview of the anthropology and history of caste based on extensive reading and over two decades of ethnographic research in rural South India. It also […]

Global India ca 100 CE: South Asia in Early World History (Richard H. Davis)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-59-0. 90 pages. Paperback. “Richard Davis’ dismantling of the notion of an isolated India masterfully integrates evidence from texts, archaeology, art history and numismatics. The focus shifts elegantly from Rome to China, from entrepreneurial traders to pious monks, from Jataka tales to the Ramayana. For anyone who teaches Indian, Asian or world history, this […]

SOUTH ASIAN TEXTS IN HISTORY: Critical Engagements with Sheldon Pollock (Edited by Yigal Bronner, Whitney Cox, and Lawrence McCrea)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-63-7. 424 pages. Paperback. South Asian Texts in History charts the contours of a reenvisioned and revitalized field of Indology in the light of the groundbreaking research of Sheldon Pollock. One of the many exciting aspects of Pollock’s work is its unprecedented combination of classical textual study with cutting edge theoretical and social scientific inquiry—a […]

SCATTERED GODDESSES: Travels with the Yoginis (Padma Kaimal)

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ISBN: 978-0-924304-67-5. 314 pages. 8.5 x 11 paperback. SCATTERED GODDESSES: Travels with the Yoginis is a book about the lost home, the new homes, and the journeys in between of nineteen sculptures that now reside in at least twelve separate museums across North America, Western Europe, and South India. After piecing together what these goddesses and […]