Global South Asia

Edited by Padma Kaimal, professor of art history and University Professor of the Communities and Identities component of the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, Colgate University; Kalyanakrishnan "Shivi" Sivaramakrishnan, Dinakar Singh Professor of India and South Asian Studies, professor of anthropology, professor of forestry and environmental studies, and codirector of the Program in Agrarian Studies, Yale University; and Anand A. Yang, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Endowed Professor of International Studies and History, and former director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.

This state-of-the-art series, with a primary focus on modern and contemporary periods, but also with interest in earlier eras, will draw on humanities and social sciences as well as interdisciplinary approaches to examine the ways in which South Asia is and has been global and shaping the world. Volumes will present new work on social and intellectual history, South Asian connections in Asia and beyond, popular culture, the history and sociology of science and technology, literature, and visual and material culture. Contemporary topics will include the changing experience of democracy, growing environmental risks, community formation in the Digital Age, and the proliferation of cultural industries. Global connections have been negotiated by trade regimes as well as the appeal of South Asian goods, design, religion, visual and performing arts, and technical expertise brought by millions of migrants. Political turmoil, natural disasters, and environmental degradation have also linked the world to South Asia in the form of development assistance, issues around human security, climate change, and endangered species conservation. Global South Asia welcomes scholarship on these topics and more.

A Place for Utopia: Urban Designs from South Asia

by Smriti Srinivas

Sensitive Space: Fragmented Territory at the India-Bangladesh Border

by Jason Cons

The Gender of Caste: Representing Dalits in Print

byCharu Gupta

The Afterlife of Sai Baba: Competing Visions of a Global Saint

by Karline McLain

Banaras Reconstructed: Architecture and Sacred Space in a Hindu Holy City

by Madhuri Desai

Displaying Time: The Many Temporalities of the Festival of India

by Rebecca M. Brown

Mobilizing Krishna's World: The Writings of Prince Savant Singh of Kishangarh

by Heidi Pauwels

The Rebirth of Bodh Gaya: Buddhism and the Making of a World Heritage Site

by David Geary

Making New Nepal: From Student Activism to Mainstream Politics

by Amanda Therese Snellinger

High-Tech Housewives: Indian IT Workers, Gendered Labor, and Transmigration

by Amy Bhatt

Privileged Minorities: Syrian Christianity, Gender, and Minority Rights in Postcolonial India

by Sonja Thomas

Creating the Universe: Depictions of the Cosmos in Himalayan Buddhism

by Eric Huntington