The 45th Annual Conference on South Asia takes place in Madison, Wisconsin, this week (October 20-23, 2016). We are thrilled to celebrate the publication of three new titles in the Global South Asia series.
Edited by Padma Kaimal, Kalyanakrishnan (Shivi) Sivaramakrishnan, and Anand A. Yang, Global South Asia draws on humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary approaches to examine the ways in which South Asia is and has been global and shaping the world. Learn more in the series flyer.
Read on for more information about our featured titles:
The Afterlife of Sai Baba: Competing Visions of a Global Saint
By Karline McLain
Karline McLain uses a wide range of sources to investigate the different ways that Sai Baba has been understood in South Asia and beyond, and the reasons behind his skyrocketing popularity among Hindus in particular for an entertaining and enlightening look at one of the world’s most popular spiritual gurus.
Offering lessons for the study of enclaves, lines of control, restricted areas, gray spaces, and other geographic anomalies, Sensitive Space develops frameworks for understanding the persistent confusions of land, community, and belonging in the India-Bangladesh border zones.
The Gender of Caste: Representing Dalits in Print
By Charu Gupta
The Gender of Caste uses print as a critical tool to examine the depictions of Dalits by colonizers, nationalists, reformers, and Dalits themselves and shows how differentials of gender were critical in structuring patterns of domination and subordination.
Recent Award Winners in Asian Studies
Letters and Epistolary Culture in Early Medieval China
By Antje Richter
Honorable Mention for the 2016 Eugene M. Kayden Book Award
The World of a Tiny Insect: A Memoir of the Taiping Rebellion and Its Aftermath
By Zhang Daye
Translated by Xiaofei Tian
Winner of the 2016 Patrick D. Hanan Prize for Translation (China), Association for Asian Studies
Honorable Mention in the Scholarly Category for the Society for American Archaeology Book Award