Category Archives: South Asia

Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (India)

A review of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (བོད་ཀྱི་དཔེ་མཛོད་ཁང་།) (Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India). The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) in Dharamshala,…

Three Archives in Pakistan

A review of Three Archives in Pakistan Pakistan is home to various provincial and national archives that are a treasure trove of information about different…

Navigating Bureaucracy During Fieldwork

Navigating Bureaucracy: Legal Constraints and Professional Transformations During Fieldwork As a unique, contextual and exclusive form of representation, ethnography is inextricably tied to the subjectivity…

Colonial Photography in British India

Violence and the Archive: Colonial Photography in Nineteenth-Century British India My research deals with some of the more extreme elements of nineteenth-century imperial visual culture:…

Miracle Shrines in Northwestern India

A review of Gods for the Modern Era: The Rise of Miracle Shrines in Northwestern India, by Rufin Jamey Saul.   Rufin Jamey Saul’s dissertation,…

Four Archives in Mizoram, India

A review of Four Archives in Mizoram, India. I spent the first half of 2014 researching the history of healing in Mizoram, the state at…

Disputed Indo-Tibetan Borderlands

A review of Imagined Places: Politics and Narratives in a Disputed Indo-Tibetan Borderland, by Swargajyoti Gohain. Swargajyoti Gohain’s Imagined Places: Politics and Narratives in a…

Colonial Botany in British India

A review of Making Useful Knowledge: British Naturalists in Colonial India, 1784-1820 by Minakshi Menon. This dissertation takes for its remit the emergence of colonial…