Call for Submissions: South Asia Across the Disciplines

Call for Submissions:
South Asia Across the Disciplines


Dipesh Chakrabarty • Sheldon Pollock • Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Muzaffar Alam • Akeel Bilgrami • Lawrence Cohen • Vasudha Dalmia • Nicholas B. Dirks • Wendy Doniger • Leela Gandhi • Robert Goldman • Akhil Gupta • Sudipta Kaviraj • Kathleen D. Morrison • Gregory Schopen • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak • Gauri Viswanathan • Steven I. Wilkinson

Published jointly by the University of California Press, the University of Chicago Press, and Columbia University Press

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 a major new series devoted to first books in this vibrant area of scholarship.

“South Asia Across the Disciplines” publishes work that aims to raise innovative questions in the field. These include the relationship between South Asian studies and the disciplines; the conversation between past and present in South Asia; the history and nature of modernity, especially in relation to cultural change, political transformation, secularism and religion, and globalization. Above all, the series showcases monographs that strive to open up new archives, especially in South Asian languages, and suggest new methods and approaches, while demonstrating that South Asian scholarship can be at once deep in expertise and broad in appeal. We invite manuscripts from art history, history, literary studies, philology or textual studies, philosophy, religion, and the interpretive social sciences, especially those that show an openness to disciplines other than their own. As a collaboration among leading university presses, “South Asia Across the Disciplines” marks a new approach. Each book in the series is published under the imprint of one of the three presses, but all are promoted as part of the series, sharing in design, advertising, and publicity.

The first books being published in the series are Everyday Healing: Hindus and Others in an Ambiguously Islamic Place (Carla Bellamy), The Social Space of Language: Vernacular Culture in British Colonial Punjab (Farina Mir), and Unifying Hinduism: The Philosophy of Vijnanabhiksu in Indian Intellectual History (Andrew Nicholson).

Authors interested in submitting a book manuscript to the series should send an initial inquiry and prospectus to Avni Majithia at
All manuscripts should be complete at the time of submission.