Cambridge India


Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University


Pranab Bardhan, University of California at Berkeley

Stuart Corbridge

London School of Economics

Christophe Jaffrelot

King’s College and CERI, Paris


South Asia in the Social Sciences

South Asia has become a laboratory for devising new institutions and practices of modern social life. Forms of capitalist enterprise, providing welfare and social services, the public role of religion, the management of ethnic conflict, popular culture and mass democracy in the countries of the region have shown a marked divergence from known patterns in other parts of the world. South Asia is now being studied for its relevance to the general theoretical understanding of modernity itself. This series will feature books that offer innovative research on contemporary South Asia. It will focus on the place of the region in the various global disciplines of the social sciences and highlight research that uses unconventional sources of information and novel research methods. While recognizing that most current research is focused on the larger countries, the series will attempt to showcase research on the smaller countries of the region.

Published                                        Forthcoming