British Association for South Asian Studies


Contemporary South Asia

Scope and approach

Aims and scope

The countries of South Asia - Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - are internally diverse and part of global flows of people, goods and ideas. Contemporary South Asia seeks to address the issues of the region by presenting research and analysis which is both cross-regional and multi-disciplinary. The journal encourages the development of new perspectives on the study of South Asia from across the arts and social sciences disciplines. We also welcome contributions to pan-regional and inter-disciplinary analysis. Our aim is to create a vibrant research space to explore the multidimensional issues of concern to scholars working on South Asia and South Asian diasporas in the postcolonial era.

Peer Review Statement

All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by referees. All Research Notes, Viewpoints and Book Reviews undergo editorial screening.

Book Reviews

Contemporary South Asia carries a substantial number of book reviews in each issue. We review books on all aspects related to the study of South Asia. We also publish occasional Book Forum features, where a range of writers comment on one recently published book, with a response from the author.