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BASAS Recommended Reads of 2016


Nominated by other South Asia scholars and combining wonderful writing and careful scholarship, we are very pleased to recommend our 'Top 6' South Asia studies publications of 2016.

Our Top 6 Recommended Reads of 2016 are drawn from a longlist of publications nominated by BASAS members and South Asia studies scholars. They reflect the quality, depth and innovation of research across humanities and social science disciplines. They are also - all - fantastic reads.

So, in no particular order (we had enough trouble whittling the list down to 6, ranking them was beyond the BASAS team):


We also have a 2016 'Editor's Pick' from John Zavos, Editor of Contemporary South Asia:


The Alchemy of Empire by Rajani Sudan