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SOAS South Asia Institute

Working Papers

This Working Paper Series is published by the South Asia Institute at SOAS University of London. It provides an opportunity for scholars (particularly those at the early stages of their career) with an opportunity to share their research with a multi-disciplinary audience interested in South Asia.

The working papers in the series are issued individually, as listed below, and can be downloaded through the links provided with each entry.

If you'd like to contribute, please get in touch with the SSAI working paper editor, Dr Sanjukta Ghosh at

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Exhibiting the Past in the Present: Verrier Elwin’s Photographs of Tribal Cultures in Central India

Tara Douglas, Adivasi Arts Trust. 2018

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The Silent Opposition: Dissent and the Sexual Subaltern in India

Kamalini Mukherjee, Jawaharlal Nehru University. 2017

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Negotiating Caste, Tribe and Disadvantage: The Vimukat Jatis (ex-criminal tribes) and Reservations in Postcolonial Punjab

Sarah Gandee, University of Leeds. 2017

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Local waterscapes and global technologies: micro-politics of desalination in Chennai

Niranjana Ramesh, University College London. 2015

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The Regime of Registers: Land Ownership and State Planning in the Urban Villages of Delhi

Sushmita Pati, Jawaharlal Nehru University. 2015.

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Dynamics of social change in South Delhi’s Hauz Khas Village

Lucie Bernroider, University of Heidelberg. 2015

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