Publications, resources and activities
Staff associated with the Centre have received exclusive grants, or a share of grants, totalling approximately £7.5 million (€9.4 million) in the academic years 2006-15. Most of these projects lasted for two or more years. Current and past projects are listed below.
Resources for Researchers
South Asian Manuscripts
Edinburgh University Library has about 650 manuscripts in oriental languages originating from the countries of the Middle East and South Asia.
Historic Collections of Printed Books on South Asia
Edinburgh University Library appears to have acquired books on South Asia since the early years of the 18th century when, from 1710 until 1837, it was entitled to claim a free copy of every book printed in the United Kingdom.
The John Levy Sound Archive
The John Levy Archive is a primary sound archive of international importance, consisting of nearly 700 original field recordings.
Research projects content
COVID-19 and the South Asian State: A cross-national and cross-regional comparison
Our British Academy-GCRF (Global Challenges Research Fund) project seeks to analyse and understand how ‘the state’ in South Asia has addressed labour rights and health provision of workers during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conversion, Translation and the Language of Autobiography: Re-inventing the Self in Transitions to Christianity in India (1700 - 1947)
This is a two-year interdisciplinary project that investigates the role of translation in the movement of religious ideas and beliefs across cultures and historical periods.
Political Violence and Climate Change? Resource governance and post-conflict reconstruction in Nepal
This British Academy funded project (2012) explores how post-conflict politics and environmental change collide.
Subalterns, Rebellion and Migration
This project enquiries into the massive upswing in out-migration to the sugar colonies of the British Empire that followed the Indian Uprising of 1857.
Marginal Populations, Social Mobilisation and Development
TISS and University of Edinburgh have won funding from the UK-India Educational Research Initiative [UKIERI] for an innovative collaboration on the theme of “Marginal Populations, Social Mobilisation and Development”.
2011-2014: Rural change and Anthropological Knowledge in post-colonial India
2011-2014 Research Project
The Conversion Of Asylum Applicants' Narratives Into Legal Discourses In The UK And France
This project was funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council
Schooling And Social Exclusion In Western Up, India
This recently completed ESRC-funded project examined how the growth of secondary schooling is changing patterns of social inequality and social exclusion in rural western Uttar Pradesh (UP).
A research group under the leadership of Prof Roger Jeffery (Sociology) were awarded an ESRC-DFID research grant for the project Tracing pharmaceuticals in South Asia: regulation, distribution and consumption.
Educational Outcomes for the Poor
This is a £2.5 million project running from Oct. 2005 until Sept. 2010 involving Roger Jeffery, Neil Thin, Patricia Jeffery and colleagues in the Centre for African Studies.
Mutiny at the Margins
This is a £360,00 Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) -funded research project which commenced September 2006. '