South Asia Across the Disciplines

Series Editors:
Muzaffar Alam • Robert Goldman • Gauri Viswanathan

Editorial Board:
Akeel Bilgrami • Dipesh Chakrabarty • Lawrence Cohen • Vidya Dehejia • Wendy Doniger • Munis Faruqui • Leela Gandhi • Nile Green • Akhil Gupta • Sudipta Kaviraj • William Mazzarella • Kathleen D. Morrison • Sheldon Pollock • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak •
Sanjay Subrahmanyam

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, three leading academic publishers in South Asian studies—Columbia University Press, University of Chicago Press and the University of California Press—have combined their resources to launch a major new series devoted to first books in this vibrant area of scholarship. Books relating to India in the series are being co-published exclusively by Primus Books for the South Asian market.

‘South Asia Across the Disciplines’ publishes work that aims to raise important and innovative questions in the field, such as the relationship between South Asian studies and the disciplines; the conversation between past and present in South Asia; the history and nature of modernity, especially in relation to cultural change, political transformation, secularism and religion, and globalization. Above all, the series showcases monographs that strive to open up new archives, especially those in South Asian languages, and suggest new methods and approaches, while demonstrating that South Asian scholarship can be at once deep in expertise and broad in appeal. Publications have been planned in the fields of art history, history, literary studies, philology or textual studies, philosophy, religion, and the interpretive social sciences, especially those that show an openness to disciplines other than their own.

As a collaboration between leading university presses of the USA and Primus Books (India), ‘South Asia Across the Disciplines’ marks a new approach. Each book in the series is published under the imprint of one of the three presses, but all are promoted as part of the series, sharing in design, advertising, and publicity.

Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature Negotiating Language: Urdu, Hindi and the Definition of Modern South Asia The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam Writing Self, Writing Empire: Chandar Bhan Brahman and the Cultural World of the Indo-Persian State Secretary
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