Remapping Knowledge - The Making of South Asian Studies

Remapping Knowledge - The Making of South Asian Studies

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Author: Jackie Assayag
Veronique Benei/
Editor(s): Jackie Assayag / Veronique Benei
Publisher: Three Essays
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 135
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188789240


This book seeks to document the constitution of bodies of knowledge on South Asia spanning two centuries (19th–20th), by providing a genealogy of the institutionalisation and transformations occurring in South Asian studies across Europe, India and the United States.

Three specific points are addressed in the essays: the cognitive construction of South Asia in the American university system; the exploration of relations between national identities and respective traditions of research on South Asia in Great Britain and the United States throughout the 20th century; and a reflection on Subaltern studies, an Indian series born under the auspices of radical social history, which has now become a major entry point into postmodernist ideas.


Jackie Assayag and Veronique Benei

South Asia, Made in the USA:
Cultural Transfers, Universities and the Intellectual Diaspora

Nations, Diaspora and Area Studies:
South Asia, from Great Britain to the United States

Subaltern Studies as Post-Colonial Critique of Modernity