The Indian subcontinent forms an inverted triangle extending from the snow-bound Himalayan ranges of Asia toward the equator. Known also as South Asia, the area includes the countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan; artistically, the Tibetan highlands also form part of the region. Stretching some 1, miles from north to south, and almost the same distance from west to east, the area is home to an ancient and diverse group of cultures.
Read more here. We are dedicated to education and research concerning regions spreading across the Silk Road and all around the Indian Ocean, which we think about in global contexts, from ancient times to the present. Our perspective on cultures, histories, economies, and polities in South Asia opens into their wider world rather than enclosing them within conventional boundaries of area studies".
The Case o She argues that, at such an early stage of settlement, economic activity seems more prevalent in defining these internal group boundaries than religion, national origin or language. Yet the shifts in the demographic patterns in most parts of the world today are clearly more than ever before.
The Asian Cultural Studies: Transnational and Dialogic Approaches series aims to advance transnational intellectual dialogue over diverse issues that are shared in various Asian countries and cities. While the examination of cultural issues in a particular socio-historical context is crucial, trans-Asia perspectives will further enrich such investigations by giving a fresh insight from other Asian experiences and through the consideration of transnational connections. It will also cultivate the sense of shared-ness among researchers working on the similar issues in different places and foster transnational collaboration to tackle the shared issues beyond the confinement of the nation-state.
History of Southeast Asiahistory of Southeast Asia from prehistoric times to the contemporary period. Knowledge of the early prehistory of Southeast Asia has undergone exceptionally rapid change as a result of archaeological discoveries made since the s, although the interpretation of these findings has remained the subject of extensive debate. Nevertheless, it seems clear that the region has been inhabited from the earliest times.
More about this series. Author: Gayatri Gopinath. Gopinath juxtaposes diverse texts to indicate the range of oppositional practices, subjectivities, and visions of collectivity that fall outside not only mainstream narratives of diaspora, colonialism, and nationalism but also most projects of liberal feminism and gay and lesbian politics and theory.
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South Asia is an ancient world that experiences rapid social and cultural change. What can fieldwork in small places or close reading of individual texts teach us about social and cultural dynamics? What tools do we have to analyse contradictory trends?
The boxes mark the seasonal start of a fierce, but typically respectful competition in a community where passions for mangos run deep. Grocers field calls from regular customers testing the coin of their relationships, and hear from family and friends trying to reserve boxes. Favors are collected, promises made and broken.