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The researchers and postgraduate students in the Exeter South Asia Centre conduct research which relates wholly or in part to the wider Indian subcontinent and global South Asian communities with their associated diasporas.

Click on a researcher's name below to view a list of their South-Asia related publications. 

An Imperial World at War: The British Empire, 1939-45 (2016)<br />Ashley Jackson (Editor), Yasmin Khan (Editor), Gajendra Singh (Editor) Networking the Globe: New Technologies and the Postcolonial (2015)<br />Florian Stadtler (Editor), Ole Birk Laursen (Editor) with Brian Rock The Testimonies of Indian Soldiers and Two World Wars (2014)<br /><a href=''>Gajendra Singh</a> Acting: Psychophysical Phenomenon and Process (2014)<br /><a href='' target='_blank'>Phillip Zarrilli</a>, <a href='' target='_blank'>Jerri Daboo</a> and <a href='' target='_blank'>Rebecca Loukes</a> Fiction, Film and Indian Popular Cinema (2013)<br /><a href=''>Florian Stadtler</a> South Asians and the Shaping of Britain, 1870-1950: A Sourcebook (2012)<br />Ranasinha, Ruvani with Rehana Ahmed, Sumita Mukherjee and <a href=''>Florian Stadtler</a>, eds. Sympathy and India in British Literature, 1770-1830 (2011)<br /><a href=''>Andrew Rudd</a> The Making of Indian Secularism: Empire, Law and Christianity, 1830-1960 (2011)<br /><a href=''>Nandini Chatterjee</a> Ritual, Rapture and Remorse: A Study of Tarantism and Pizzica in Salento (2010)<br /><a href=''>Jerri Daboo</a> Individualism, Decadence, and Globilization (2010)<br /><a href=''>Regenia Gagnier</a> Mulla Sadra and Metaphysics: Modulation of Being (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East) (2009)<br />Sajjad H. Rizvi Mulla Sadra Shirazi: His Life and Works and the Sources for Safavid Philosophy (Journal of Semitic Studies Supplement) (2007)<br />Sajjad H. Rizvi


Development, Wellbeing and Perceptions of the ‘Expert’ in Ladakh, North-West India. Anthropology in Action. In Press.
Networks and Practices of Weather and Climate in the Western Himalaya. European Bulletin for Himalayan Research, 49, 5-34, 2017
Ceremonial Activities in Development: the Spiritual ‘Problems’ for Ladakh’s Secular Encounter. The Tibet Journal: a publication of Tibetan studies, 40(2), 199-222, 2016
Grammatically speaking Religious authority and development discourse in Buddhist Ladakh. Durham Anthropological Journal, 19(1), 95-109, 2013
Keeping the Faith: Divine Protection and Flood Prevention in Modern Buddhist Ladakh. Worldviews, 17, 103-114, 2013
Tulku and Their Deity Assistants. Ladakh Studies, 30, 16-24, 2013

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The Making of Indian Secularism: Empire, Law and Christianity, 1830-1960, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.


Mahzar-namas in the Mughal and British Empires: The Uses of an Indo-Islamic Legal Form, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 58, no. 2, 2016, 1-29

Hindu city and just empire: Banaras and India in Ali Ibrahim Khan's legal imagination, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, vol. 15, no. 1, 2014

with Subramanian L, Law and the Spaces of Empire: Introduction to the Special Issue, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, vol. 15, no. 1, 2014

Reflections on Religious Difference and Permissive Inclusion in Mughal Law, Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 29, no. 3, 2014, 393-415

Images of Islam: a murder in colonial Calcutta, Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 7, no. 2, 2013, 78-95

Muslim or Christian? Family quarrels and religious diagnosis in a colonial court, American Historical Review, vol. 117, no. 4, 2012, 1101-1122

Religious change, social conflict and legal competition: The emergence of Christian personal law in colonial India, Modern Asian Studies, vol. 44, no. 6, 2010, 1147-1195

English law, Brahmo marriage, and the problem of religious difference: Civil marriage laws in Britain and India, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 52, no. 3, 2010, 524-552


Liberty as Recognition, in Sullivan WF, Hurd E, Mahmood S, Danchin P (eds) Politics of Religious Freedom, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015

The political theology of Indian Christian citizenship: an instance of secularism as culture, in Black B, Hyman G, Smith G (eds) Confronting Secularism in Europe and India: Legitimacy and Disenchantment in Contemporary Times, London: Bloomsbury, 2014

Law, Culture and History: Amir Ali's Interpretation of Islamic Tradition, in Dorsett S, McLaren J (eds) Legal Histories of the British Empire: Laws, Engagements and Legacies, London: Routledge, 2014


Review of Scottish Orientalists and India: The Muir Brothers, Religion, Education and Empire, by Avril A. Powell, Canadian Journal of History, vol. 48, no. 2, 2013, 403-403

Review of Mithi Mukherjee. India in the Shadows of Empire: A Legal and Political History 1774-1950. 2d ed. New York: Oxford University Press. 2011, American Historical Review, vol. 117, no. 3, 2012, 837-838

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With Fonseca MA, Ghosh S, Marjit S (2016). Religious fragmentation, social identity and cooperation: Evidence from an artefactual field experiment in India. European Economic Review90, 265-279. 

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Beyond the Broadway: Performance, Activism and Social Change in Southall, Forthcoming, Peter Lang, 2018.

Bollywood and Bhangra: Staging British Asian Culture, Forthcoming, Routledge, 2017.

with Zarrilli P, Loukes RM, Acting: Psychophysical Phenomenon and Process - Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


To learn through the body: teaching Asian forms of training and performance in higher education, Studies in Theatre and Performance, vol. 29, no. 2, Intellect, 2009, 121-131

Unveiled: interrogating the use applied drama in culturally-specific sites., Research in Drama Education, vol. 12, no. 1, 2007, 55-64

One Under the Sun: Globalization, Culture and Utopia in Bombay Dreams., Contemporary Theatre Review, vol. 15, no. 3, 2005, 330-337


Demystifying or Destroying? Cultural heritage and tradition in playing the tabla, and developing the electronic tabla and digital notation system, in Whatley S, Cisneros R, Sabiescu A (eds) Digital Echoes: Spaces for Intangible and Performance-based Cultural Heritage, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016

As the shadow follows the body: Examining Chekhov's creation of character through Eastern practices, in Autant-Mathieu M (eds) The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov, Routledge, 2015

Mixing with the Mainstream: Transgressing the Identity of Place, in Ley PG, Dadswell DS (eds) British South Asian Theatre: Critical Essays, Exeter: University of Exeter PRess, 2012

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  1. Individualism, Decadence, and Globalization: On the Relationship of Part to Whole 1859-1920 Language, Discourse & Society series of Palgrave Macmillan (Palgrave, 2010).
  2. Literatures of Liberalization: Global Circulation and the Long Nineteenth Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)


  1. Eds. And Introduction,  Doyle, L. and Gagnier, R. (2012), The Global Circulation Project’s Forum on Global Modernisms. Literature Compass, 9: 589–592. doi: 10.1111/lic3.12008. Contributors: Supriya Chaudhuri, Elleke Boehmer, Wang Ning, Steven Yao, Paul Young, Katie Trumpener.
  2. “Introduction: Victorian studies, world literatures, and globalisation.” Critical Quarterly, 55 Special issue on The State, or Statelessness, of  Victorian Studies, also guest-edited by Gagnier (2013), 1–8,
  3.  "Global Studies." The Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature. Felluga, Dino Franco, Pamela K. Gilbert and Linda K. Hughes (eds). Blackwell Publishing, 2015. Blackwell Reference Online. 15 September 2015 <> 
  4.  “The Global Literatures of Decadence” in The Fin-de-Siècle World (ed.) Roger Saler ( London: Routledge,  2015), pp. 11-28.
  5.  “Afterword and Forward: Economic Women in Their Time, Our Time, and the Future,” in L. Dalley and J. Raporport (eds) Economic Women: Essays on Desire and Dispossession in Nineteenth-Century British Culture (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, Columbus, 2014), pp. 219-225.
  6. with LU Jiande (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences /CASS),  “China in the 21st Century: on Borrowing, Translation, and Mixed Economies”,  Literature Compass 12/8 Global Circulation Project Special Issue on Twenty-first Century Chinoiserie (2015), 428–438.
  7.  “The Global Circulation of Victorian Actants and Ideas in the Niche of Nature, Culture, and Technology: Liberalism and Liberalization,” JELL (Journal of  the English Language and Literature Association of Korea)영어영문학 | Vol.61 No.1 (2015), 19-39.
  8. “The Global Circulation of the Literatures of Decadence,” Literature Compass , 10 Global Circulation Project (2013), 70–81.
  9. “The Global Circulation of Charles Dickens's Novels,” Literature Compass ,  10 Global Circulation Project (2013): 82–95.
  1. “Global Circulation and Some Problems in Liberalism, Liberalization, and Neoliberalism,” Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities,  Special Issue on Liberalism (in press, 2016)
  2.   “A Symbiological Approach to Sex, Gender, and Desire in the Anthropocene,” Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities  (in press, 2017). 
  1. “A Symbiological Approach to Sex, Gender, and Desire in the Anthropocene,” in Women Writing Across Cultures (ed.) Pelagia Goulimari (London: Routledge, in press for 2017). 

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with Srinivasan S, Ranganathan S, Pioneering Metallurgy: The origins of iron and steel making in the Indian subcontinent Telangana Field Survey Interim Report 2011, Bangalore, National Institute of Advanced Studies, 2011.

Early Iron and Steel in Sri Lanka: A Study of the Samanalawewa Area, Mainz, Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1998.


with Jaikishan S, Srinivasan S, Ranganathan S, Gilmour B, Northern Telangana, an Iron and Crucible Steel Production Landscape in India, ISIJ INTERNATIONAL, vol. 54, no. 5, 2014, 1030-1037

with Carey CJ, Wickstead HJ, Anderson JC, Barber MJ, Geochemical survey and metalworking: Analysis of chemical residues derived from experimental non-ferrous metallurgical processes in a reconstructed roundhouse, Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 49, no. 1, 2014, 383-397

with Ranganathan S, Srinivasan S, Crucible Steel from India: A Major Metallurgical Accomplishment in Antiquity, vol. 24, 2011, 1090-1093

Technology and Evolution: a root and branch view of Asian iron from protohistoric Sri Lanka to Japanese steel, World Archaeology, vol. 41, no. 4, 2009, 557-577

with Craddock PT, Malim TJP, In the footsteps of Ananda Coomaraswamy: Veralugasmanakada and the archaeology and oral history of traditional iron smelting in Sri Lanka, Historical Metallurgy, vol. 43, no. 2, 2009, 109-134

with Bray LS, Minerals, metals, colours and landscapes: Exmoor's Roman Lode in the Early Bronze Age, Cambridge Archaeological Journal, vol. 17, no. 3, 2007, 285-296

Crucible Steel in Sri Lanka in the first millennium AD and the early twentieth century, Indian Journal of History of Science, vol. 42, no. 3, 2007, 517-518

with Reed SJ, Bayer OJ, Three late Saxon iron smelting furnaces at Burlescombe, Devon, Proc. Devon Archaeological Society, vol. 64, 2006, 71-122

with Molinari D, Tabor G, Computational Simulation of Air Flows through a Sri Lankan Wind Driven Furnace., Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 32, no. 5, 2005, 753-766

with Wayman M, Crucible steelmaking in Sri Lanka, Historical Metallurgy, vol. 33, no. 1, 1999, 26-42

An ancient wind-powered iron smelting technology in Sri Lanka, Nature, vol. 379, no. 6560, 1996, 60-63

The Samanalawewa archaeological survey, Ancient Ceylon, vol. 9, 1990, 75-107

Crucible steel in Sri Lanka: new evidence, Ancient Ceylon, vol. 12, 1990, 33-59


Crucible Steel at Hattota Amune, Sri Lanka, in the first millennium AD: archaeology and contextualisation, in Srinivasan S, Ranganathan S, Giumlia-Mair A (eds) Metals and Civilizations Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Beginnings of the Use of Metals and Alloys (BUMA VII), Bangalore: National Institute of Advanced Studies, 2015, 78-86

with Jaikishan S, Srinivasan S, Ranganathan S, Gilmour B, Northern Telangana, an iron and crucible steel production landscape in India. Pioneering Metallurgy Field Survey 2010, in Izawa E, Yamasue E (eds) Proceedings of the 8th conference of the Beginnings of the Use of Metals and Alloys (BUMA VIII), Tokyo Japan: Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ) and Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2014, 80-88

with Fyfe R, Bray LS, Woodbridge J, Marshall P, The environmental impact of Romano-British ironworking on Exmoor, in Humphries J, Rehren, Th. (eds) The World of Iron, Archetype, 2013, 462-472

Invention, Innovation and Inspiration: Optimisation and resolving technological change in the Sri Lanka archaeological record, in Humphris, J., Rehren, Th. (eds) The World of Iron, Archetype, 2013, 137-145

with Carey C, Geochemical survey and metalworking: a case study from Exmoor, southwest Britain, in Humphries J, Rehren T (eds) The World of Iron, Archetype, 2013, 383-392

Metal-working at Mantai, in Carswell J, Graham A, Deraniyagala SU (eds) Mantai - City by the Sea, Aichwald: Linden Soft Verlag, 2013, 277-310

Report on the slags and metal-working debris, in Higham R, authors PB (eds) Hen Domen, Montgomery: A timber Castle on the English-Welsh Border: A final report, University of Exeter Press, 2000


The archaeology of mining and metallurgy in South West Britain, Historical Metallurgy, vol. 35, no. 1, 2001, 58-60

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Sympathy and India in British Literature, 1770-1830, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.


Romantic Period Writing and India', Literature Compass, Blackwell

The Other Robert Bloomfield: To Immagination (1800) and the Quest for an Authentic Poetic Voice, Studies in Romanticism, Graduate School Boston University

'Oriental' and 'Orientalist' Poetry: the Debate in Literary Criticism in the Romantic Period, Romanticism: the journal of romantic culture and criticism, vol. 1, no. 31, 53-62


Space, Sympathy, and Empire: Edmund Burke and the Trial of Warren Hastings, in Stock P (eds) The Uses of Space in Early Modern History, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

India as Gothic Horror: Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer and Images of Juggernaut in Early Nineteenth-Century Missionary Writing., in Towheed S (eds) New Readings in the Literature of British India, c.1780-1947. Studies in English Literatures, Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 2007

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with Jackson A, Khan Y, An Imperial World at War: The British Empire, 1939-1945, London and New York, Routledge, 2016.

The Testimonies of Indian Soldiers and the Two World Wars: Between Self and Sepoy, London and New York, Bloomsbury, 2014.


'Gurkhas', 1914-1918 Online: International Encylopedia of the First World War, 2014

'Evelyn Berkeley Howell', 1914-1918 Online: International Encylopedia of the First World War., 2014

'Revolutionary Networks (India)', 1914-1918 Online: International Encylopedia of the First World War, 2014

'India and the Great War: Colonial Fantasies, Anxieties and Discontent', Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, vol. 14, no. 2, 2014

'Throwing Snowballs in France: Muslim Sipahis of the Indian Army and Sheikh Ahmad's Dream, 1915-1918', Modern Asian Studies, vol. 48, no. 4, 2014, 1024-1067

'The Anatomy of Dissent in the Military of Colonial India during the First and Second World Wars', Edinburgh Papers in South Asian Studies, no. 20, 2006


'Mirrors of Violence: Interracial Sex, Colonial Anxieties and Disciplining the Body of the Indian Soldier during the First World War', in Fischer-Tiné H (eds) Empires on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: Anxieties, Fear and Panic in Colonial Settings, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

'Finding Those Men with Guts: The Ascription and Re-Ascription of Martial Identities in India after the Uprising', in Bates CN, Rand G (eds) Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857, Vol. 4: Military Aspects of the Indian Uprising, London and New Delhi: Sage, 2013

'Breaking the Chains with Which We Were Bound: The Interrogation Chamber, the Indian National Army and the Negation of Military Identities, 1941-1947', in Roy K (eds) The Indian Army in the Two World Wars, Leiden: Brill, 2012

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with Laursen OB, Networking the Globe New Technologies and the Postcolonial, Routledge, 2015.

with Nasta S, Asian Britain, Westbourne Press, 2013.

Fiction, Film and Indian Popular Cinema: Salman Rushdie's Novels and the Cinematic Imagination, New York, Routledge, 2013.

with Ranasinha R, Ahmed R, Mukherjee S, South Asians and the Shaping of Britain, 1870-1950, Manchester University Press, 2012.


with Laursen OB, Rock B, Networking the globe: culture, technologies, globalization, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 49, no. 5, Taylor and Francis, 2013, 503-505

Terror, globalization and the individual in Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown., Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 45, no. 2, Routledge, 2009, 191-199

Cultural Connections: Lagaan and its audience responses, Third World Quarterly, vol. 26, no. 3, Routledge, 2005, 517-524

(2012) Britain and India: Cross-cultural Encounters. Wasafiri 27:2, pages 1-3., Wasafiri: Caribbean, African, Asian and Associated Literatures in English, vol. 27.2, no. 70, Taylor and Francis, 1-3


with Bainbridge E, Calling from London, Talking to India: South Asian Networks at the BBC and the Case of G. V. Desani, in Nasta S (eds) India in Britain, Palgrave MacMillan, 2012, 164-178

Britain's forgotten volunteers: South Asian contributions to the two world wars, in Ranasinha R, Ahmed R, Mukherjee S, Stadtler F (eds) South Asians and the Shaping of Britain, 1870-1950, Manchester University Press, 2012, 80-100

Rushdie's Hero as Audience: Interpreting India Through Indian Popular Cinema, in Benwell B, Procter J, Robinson G (eds) Postcolonial Audiences: Readers, Viewers and Reception, Routledge, 2012, 115-127

'For Every O'Dwyer... there is Shaheed Udham Singh': The Caxton Hall Assassination of Michael O'Dwyer', in Mukherjee S, Ahmed R (eds) South Asian Resistances in Britain, 1858 - 1947, London: Continuum, 2012, 19-32

'Nobody from Bombay should be without a basic film vocabulary': Midnight's Children and the Visual Culture of Indian Popular Cinema, in Mendes AC (eds) Salman Rushdie and Visual Culture: Celebrating Impurity, Disrupting Borders, Routledge, 2011, 123-138

Cultural Connections: Lagaan and its Audience Responses, in Bainbridge E (eds) Connecting Cultures, Routledge, 2008

Nargis and Aurora Zogoiby - Imaging Mother and Nation in Mehboob Khan's Mother India and Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh, in Jolly G, Wadhwani Z, Barretto D (eds) Once Upon a Time in Bollywood: The Global Swing in Hindi Cinema, Toronto: TSAR, 2007

Internet publications

Historiography 1918-Today (India), 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, issued by Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin 2015., Freie Universität Berlin, 2015

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Storming the Citadels of Poverty: Family Planning under the Emergency in India, 1975-1977, Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 73, no. 2, Cambridge Journals, 2014, 471-492


'Surveillance for Equity'? Poverty, Inequality and the Anti-Politics of Family Planning, in Hodges S, Rao M (eds) Public Health and Private Wealth Stem Cells, Surrogates, and Other Strategic Bodies., Oxford University Press, USA, 2016 

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