With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, three of the academy’s leading publishers in South Asian studies have combined their resources to launch a major new series devoted to first books in this vibrant area of scholarship.

“South Asia Across the Disciplines” publishes work that aims to raise innovative questions in the field. These include 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 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. We invite manuscripts from 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 among leading university presses, “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. Books in the series are co-published in South Asia by Primus Books.

See the complete list of books in the series.

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

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authors should send a book proposal, a curriculum vitae, and the complete manuscript to Jonathan Fiedler at jf2801@columbia.edu.

♦ The series is exclusively for first monographs. Edited collections, multi-authored works, critical editions, and translations of already published books cannot be considered.

♦ Unrevised dissertations will not be reviewed. The cover letter should briefly explain the work that has been done on the manuscript since the deposit of the thesis.

♦ Manuscripts must be complete at the time of submission and submitted as a single PDF file.

♦ No simultaneous submission, please. The SAAD series requires exclusive review of submitted manuscripts.