Over the last year, faculty affiliated with the South Asia Center published ample scholarly articles, book chapters and reviews on diverse topics related to South Asia. From global health to climate change, politics and culture to gender and literature, our faculty engage in lively debates and make important contributions to the field of South Asia Studies across the disciplines.
David Citrin in an article in The Canadian Press explains the COVID-19 crisis and shortage of vaccination in reference to Nepal. He has contributed to collaborative research articles on a variety of topics pertaining to rural Nepal, including Maternal and child health care, assessment of data collected by community health workers, adolescent girls and sexual reproductive health, cross-cultural adaptation of motivational interviewing, collaborative care model for depression in rural Nepal, and health system gaps in cardiovascular disease prevention and management in Nepal.
In Environmental Science and Technology, Julian D Marshall published findings from a study conducted in India on the effects of stove use patterns and indoor air quality (IAQ). Additionally, he has co-authored articles on air pollution in various journals, including Environment International, Development Engineering, and Environmental Health Perspective.
With Nives Dolsak, Aseem Prakash regularly publishes a column in Forbes on climate change and politics. In addition, he co-authored an article about a survey experiment in Dhaka, Bangladesh on climate migrants. His co-authored article “Do policy clashes between the judiciary and the executive affect public opinion? Insights from New Delhi’s odd–even rule against air pollution” was published in the Journal of Public Policy. With UW alum Rafeel Wasif, he co-authored a news article in The Washington Post on Pakistan’s relationship with NGOs after the massive flooding in 2022.
Sunila S. Kale and Christian Lee Novetzke co-authored a book chapter The Cultural Politics of Yoga in India and the United States in At Home and Abroad: The Politics of American Religion. Manish Chalana published an article discussing the migration of South Asians to the North American West Coast. Jennifer Dubrow published a book review of The Visceral Logics of Decolonization by Neetu Khanna. Heidi Pauwels published reviews of A Genealogy of Devotion: Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India by Patton E. Burchett, A Storm of Songs: India and the Idea of the Bhakti Movement by John Stratton Hawley, and Monastic Wanderers: Nāth Yogī Ascetics in Modern South Asia by Véronique Bouillier.
Purnima Dhavan co-authored an article with Heidi Pauwels named Crafting literary Urdu: Mirza Hatim’s engagement with Vali Dakhani in the Journal of Modern Asian Studies. She also published a review of the book Asa Johal and Terminal Forest Products: How a Sikh Immigrant Created B.C.’s Largest Lumber Company by Jinder Oujla-Chalmers.
Aria Fani published two articles discussing Persian Literary and Cultural Production in the Twentieth Century and Disciplining Persian Literature in Twentieth-Century Afghanistan in a special issue of Iranian Studies.
Radhika Govindrajan reviewed the book Crooked Cats: Beastly Encounters in the Anthropocene in a recent issue of Conservation and Society Journal. Alka Kurian published an article about Indian films, webseries, and feminism. Sudhir Mahadevan published articles discussing the Indian film Badnam Basi (1971) in the 2021 issue of South Asian Popular Culture. His other article Obsolescence is published in BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies journal. He also penned down a review of the book Bombay Hustle: Making Movies in a Colonial City by Debashree Mukherjee, and Dancing Women: Choreographing Corporeal Histories of Hindi Cinema, by Usha Iyer.
Joe Marino published two articles in Journal of Gandhāran Buddhist Texts about Suhadukha Sutra and Mahaparaḍaha Sutra. Richard Saloman published an article on reinterpretation of Chhoti Sadri inscription of the Manavayani king Gauri (490-91 CE) in Journal of American Oriental Society. His article on Anavatapta-gāthā is published in Journal of Gandhāran Buddhist Texts. He also reviewed the book Georg Biihler’s Contribution to Indology by Amruta Chintaman Natu.
Vikramaditya Prakash co-edited the book Rethinking global modernism: architectural historiography and the postcolonial published in 2022. Anis Rahman published an article in the Journal of Digital Media & Policy about Broadcast policy-making in an electoral authoritarian regime in Bangladesh.
Priti Ramamurty co-authored two articles in Feminist Studies Journal, Special Issue on Feminism and Capitalism & The Gender of Value: Punctuated Violence and the Labor of Care. Chandan Reddy wrote a chapter in the edited book Keywords for Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Nathalie Williams co-authored an article discussing How Armed Conflict Influences Migration in the Population and Development Review, and developmental idealism and migration in Migration and Development in 2022.