Published jointly by the University of California Press, the University of Chicago Press, and Columbia University Press
With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, three of the academy’s leading publishers in South Asian studies combined their resources to publish a major series devoted to first books. “South Asia Across the Disciplines,” showcases work aiming to address innovative questions in the field. These include the relationship between South Asian studies and the disciplines; the conversation between past and present in South Asia; the history and nature of modernity, especially in relation to cultural change, political transformation, secularism and religion, and globalization. Above all, the series contains monographs that open up new archives, especially in South Asian languages, and suggest new methods and approaches, while demonstrating that South Asian scholarship can be at once deep in expertise and broad in appeal.
Each book in the series is published under the imprint of one of the three presses, but all are promoted as part of the series, sharing in design, advertising, and publicity.