BASAS Recommended Reads of 2016
Nominated by other South Asia scholars and combining wonderful writing and careful scholarship, we are very pleased to recommend our 'Top 6' South Asia studies publications of 2016.
Our Top 6 Recommended Reads of 2016 are drawn from a longlist of publications nominated by BASAS members and South Asia studies scholars. They reflect the quality, depth and innovation of research across humanities and social science disciplines. They are also - all - fantastic reads.
So, in no particular order (we had enough trouble whittling the list down to 6, ranking them was beyond the BASAS team):
- 'Shadow States: India, China and the Himalayas, 1910-1962' by Bérénice Guyot-Réchard (Cambridge University Press)
- 'Outside the Lettered City: Cinema, Modernity, and the Public Sphere in Late Colonial India' by Manishita Dass (Oxford University Press)
- 'The Alchemy of Empire: Abject Materials and the Technologies of Colonialism' by Rajani Sudan (Fordham University Press)
- 'The Dashing Ladies of Shiv Sena' by Tarini Bedi (Suny Press)
- 'A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia' by Manan Ahmed Asif (Harvard University Press)
- 'Connections and Complexity: New Approaches to the Archaeology of South Asia' edited by Shinu Anna Abraham, Praveena Gullapalli, Teresa P Raczek and Uzma Z Rizvi (Routledge)
- Volume 24, Issue 3: Inequality and Social Mobility in Post-reform India
Guest edited by Nandini Sundar and Ravinder Kaur.