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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 “South Asia Across the Disciplines,” a major new series devoted to first books by scholars in this vibrant area of scholarship. Read more about the series.

Published Books

The Social Space of Language: Vernacular Culture in British Colonial Punjab

FARINA MIR

The University of California Press, 2010
John Richards Prize in South Asian History, American Historical Association
Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize, Association for Asian Studies

Extreme Poetry: The South Asian Movement of Simultaneous Narration

YIGAL BRONNER

Columbia University Press, 2010

Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History

ANDREW J. NICHOLSON

Columbia University Press, 2010
Best First Book in the History of Religions, American Academy of Religion

The Powerful Ephemeral: Everyday Healing in an Ambiguously Islamic Place

CARLA BELLAMY

The University of California Press, 2011

Conjugations: Marriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema

SANGITA GOPAL

The University of Chicago Press, 2011

Secularizing Islamists?: Jama'at-e-Islami and Jama'at-ud-Da'wa in Urban Pakistan

HUMEIRA IQTIDAR

The University of Chicago Press, 2011

Islam Translated: Literature, Conversion, and the Arabic Cosmopolis of South and Southeast Asia

RONIT RICCI

The University of Chicago Press, 2011
Best First Book in the History of Religions, American Academy of Religion
Short Listed for the Award for Excellence in Textual Studies Category, American Academy of Religion
Harry J. Benda Prize in Southeast Asian Studies, Association for Asian Studies

Unfinished Gestures: Devadasis, Memory, and Modernity in South India

DAVESH SONEJI

The University of Chicago Press, 2012
Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize, Association for Asian Studies

Document Raj: Writing and Scribes in Early Colonial South India

BHAVANI RAMAN

The University of Chicago Press, 2012

The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam

A. AZFAR MOIN

Columbia University Press, 2012
Best First Book in the History of Religions, American Academy of Religion
John F. Richards Prize in South Asian History, American Historical Association

Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions

CHRISTIAN K. WEDEMEYER

Columbia University Press, 2012
Award for Excellence in Historical Studies Category, American Academy of Religion

Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

JINAH KIM

The University of California Press, 2013

Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

CABEIRI DEBERGH ROBINSON

The University of California Press, 2013

Democracy against Development: Lower Caste Politics and Political Modernity in Postcolonial India

JEFFREY WITSOE

The University of Chicago Press, 2013

The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet’s Great Saint Milarepa

ANDREW QUINTMAN

Columbia University Press, 2013

Cut-Pieces: Celluloid Obscenity and Popular Cinema in Bangladesh

LOTTE HOEK

Columbia University Press, 2013

Text to Tradition: The Naisadhīyacarita and Literary Community in South Asia

DEVEN M.PATEL

Columbia University Press, 2014

Forthcoming Titles

Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature

LAURA BRUECK

Columbia University Press, 2014

Into the Twilight of Sanskrit Court Poetry: The Sena Salon of Bengal and Beyond

JESSE ROSS KNUTSON

The University of California Press, 2014

Voicing Subjects: Public Intimacy and Mediation in Kathmandu

LAURA KUNREUTHER

The University of California Press, 2014

Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India

AMRITA PANDE

Columbia University Press, 2014

I Too Have Some Dreams: N. M. Rashed and Modernism in Urdu Poetry

A. SEAN PUE

The University of California Press, 2014

We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

MEGAN MOODIE

University of Chicago Press, 2015

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

horizontal rules

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authors should send a book proposal, a curriculum vitae, and the complete manuscript to Kathryn Schell at ks2976@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.