Category Archives: South Asia

Punjab in Pakistan’s Politics

A review of The Role of Punjab in Pakistan’s Politics: 1947-88, by Lubna Kanwal Lubna Kanwal’s dissertation examines the relationship between the centre and the…

The Global History of Indo-Byzantine Exchange

A review of Indo-Byzantine Exchange, Fourth–Seventh centuries: A Global History, by Rebecca Darley. Rebecca Darley’s doctoral dissertation is commendable for bringing to the limelight a…

The National Archives of Sri Lanka

A review of the National Archives of Sri Lanka (Colombo, Sri Lanka). Since 2009, I have used the archives of the Dutch East India Company…

Maharashtra State Archives in Mumbai

A review of the Maharashtra State Archives in Mumbai (Maharashtra), India. The Maharashtra State Archives is a major resource for academics interested in the study…

The National Library and Archives of Bhutan

A review of the National Library and Archives of Bhutan (འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་དཔེ་མཛོད་དང་ཡིག་རིགས་གཏན་འཇོག་ཁང་།) in Thimphu, Bhutan. In Bhutan, as with many Himalayan Buddhist cultures, key texts were…

Bangladeshi Women in London

A review of Navigating Histories: An Exploration of Second Generation High-Achieving British Bangladeshi Muslim Young Women Living in North-East London, by Shamea Yasmin Mia This…