South Asia Reading Group Summer Spectacular 2020

The South Asia Summer Reading Group (SARG) is an informal organization of individuals with an interest in the politics of South Asia. Over the course of this summer, we will be reading six books on South Asian politics. Each week, one member of the group will review a book, with the review to be posted on the Center for Contempirary India website.

We encourage you to read along with us, and to post your comments on the books on Twitter with SARG Twitter handle ( @readsouthasia ) and with the hashtag #SARG20

The following is the list of books, with the dates on which reviews will be posted.

Reviews will be posted directly underneath the respective book’s title. Clicking on the book title will direct you to Amazon or another resource where you can find the book.

We look forward to another summer of great reading on the politics of South Asia!#SARG 2020 poster with six books listed: Mobilizing the Marginalized, India Moving, Women, Power, and Property, Pakistan's Political Parties, Demanding Development, and From Hierarchy to Ethnicity

  1. Adam Michael Auerbach | Demanding Development: The Politics of Public Goods Provision in India's Urban Slums (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)

    REVIEW: Rachel Brulé review
    DISCUSSANT: Anustubh Agnihotri
    REVIEW PUBLISHED: Monday, July 13, 2020
    ONLINE DISCUSSION: Thursday, July 16, 2020

  2. Chinmay Tumbe | India Moving: A History of Migration

    REVIEW: Tanu Kumar review
    DISCUSSANT: Rajeshwari Majumdar 
    REVIEW PUBLISHED: Monday, July 27, 2020 
    ONLINE DISCUSSION: Thursday, July 30, 2020

  3. Mariam Mufti, Sahar Shafqat, Niloufer Siddiqui (Editors) | Pakistan's Political Parties: Surviving between Dictatorship & Democracy (South Asia in World Affairs)

    REVIEW: Erum Haider review
    DISCUSSANT: Rehan Jamil
    REVIEW PUBLISHED: Monday, August 10, 2020
    ONLINE DISCUSSION: Thursday, August 13, 2020

  4. Alexander Lee | From Hierarchy to Ethnicity: The Politics of Caste in Twentieth-Century India

    REVIEW: Narendra Subramanian review
    DISCUSSANT: Aliz Toth
    REVIEW PUBLISHED: Monday, August 17, 2020
    ONLINE DISCUSSION: Thursday, August 20, 2020

  5. Rachel E Brulé | Women, Power, and Property: The Paradox of Gender Equality Laws in India (Cambridge Studies in Gender and Politics)

    REVIEW: Tanushree Goyal review
    DISCUSSANT: Franziska Roscher
    REVIEW PUBLISHED: Monday, August 24, 2020
    ONLINE DISCUSSION: Thursday, August 27, 2020

  6. Amit Ahuja | Mobilizing the Marginalized: Ethnic Parties without Ethnic Movements (Modern South Asia)

    REVIEW: Akshay Mangla review
    DISCUSSANT: Gilles Verniers
    REVIEW PUBLISHED: Monday, August 31, 2020
    ONLINE DISCUSSION: Thursday, September 3, 2020