Literature Guide: South Asia
WCIU Journal: Area Studies Topic
August 9, 2019
Compiled by Timothy Skinner, MLS
Library of Congress Classification:
DS 331 – DS 498 South Asian history
P 94.5 .S68 South Asians in mass media
Z 675 .S67 South Asian libraries
Dewey Decimal Classification:
954 South Asian history
Library of Congress Subject Headings:
Art, South Asian
Short stories, South Asian
Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Journal of South Asian Literature
South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
A Companion to South Asia in the Past (2016)
A Dictionary of Old Marathi (2000)
Dictionary of South and Southeast Asian Art (2005)
Encyclopedia of Sri Lanka (2006)
Ethnic Groups of South Asia and the Pacific: An Encyclopedia (2012)
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (1999). Vol. 5: South Asia: The Indian Subcontinent
A Historical Atlas of South Asia (1978)
South Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia (2002)
General and Miscellaneous
Brower, Barbara, and Barbara Rose Johnston, eds. 2007. Disappearing Peoples?: Indigenous Groups and Ethnic Minorities in South and Central Asia. Abingdon-on-Thames, UK: Routledge.
Devotta, Neil, ed. 2015. An Introduction to South Asian Politics. Abingdon-on-Thames, UK: Routledge.
Doron, Assa, ed. 2013. Health, Culture, and Religion in South Asia. Abingdon-on-Thames, UK: Routledge.
Hagerty, Daniel T., ed. 2015. South Asia in World Politics. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Hakala, Walter. 2016. Negotiating Languages: Urdu, Hindi, and the Definition of Modern South Asia. New York: Columbia University Press.
Mani, Muthukumara. 2018. South Asia’s Hotspots: The Impact of Temperature and Precipitation Changes on Living Standards. Washington DC: World Bank Publications.
Mines, Diane, and Sarah E. Lamb, eds. 2010. Everyday Life in South Asia. 2nd ed. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
Bose, Sugata, and Ayesha Jalal. 2011. Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy. 3rd ed. Abingdon-on-Thames, UK: Routledge.
Duhe, Saurabh, ed. 2011. Modern Makeovers: Handbook of Modernity in South Asia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Gilbert, Mark Jason. 2017. South Asia in World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Ludden, David. 2002. India and South Asia: A Short History. London: One World Publications.
Arts and Literature
Bronner, Yigal. 2010. Extreme Poetry: The South Asian Movement of Simultaneous Narration. New York: Columbia University Press.
Courtney, David R., and Chandrakantha N. Courtney. 2015. The Music of South Asia: An Institutionally Appropriate Approach to the Classical Music of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Purulia: Sur Sangeet Services.
Gopal, Sangita. 2012. Conjugations: Marriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Perara, Sasanka, and Dev Nath Pathak, eds. 2019. Intersections of Contemporary Art, Anthropology, and Art History in South Asia: Decoding Visual Worlds. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Stirr, Anna Marie. 2017. Singing Across Divides: Music and Intimate Politics in Nepal. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Widdess, Richard. 2017. Dapha: Sacred Singing in a South Asian City: Music, Performance, and Meaning in Nepal. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Jeffrey, Robin, and Ronojoy Sen, eds. 2014. Being Muslim in South Asia: Diversity and Daily Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Mattai, Sushil, and Gene Thursby, eds. 2006. Religions of South Asia: An Introduction. Abingdon-on-Thames, UK: Routledge.
Metcalf, Barbara E., ed. 2009. Islam in South Asia in Practice. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Robinson, Francis. 2001. Islam and Muslim History in South Asia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Universities with a Center for South Asian Studies:
Australian National University
Johns Hopkins University
National University of Singapore
Triangle Consortium, North Carolina
University of California – Berkeley
University of California – Los Angeles
University of California – Santa Cruz
University of Chicago
University of Illinois – Urbana
University of Iowa
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas – Austin
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin – Madison