Doctoral Dissertations on South Asia, 1966–1970

An Annotated Bibliography Covering North America, Europe, and Australia

Paperback : 9780891480044, 280 pages, 6 x 9, January 1971
Open Access : 9780472902323, 280 pages, 6 x 9, September 2020

Open access edition funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Open Book Program
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Annotated listings of doctoral dissertations from 1966-1970 on Ceylon, India, Nepal, and Pakistan


This volume gathers the harvest of recent doctoral dissertations on South Asia, principally from North America and Western Europe, but exclusive of theses from universities in South Asia itself. The yield—1305 dissertations based on research carried out during the early and middle nineteen-sixties and brought to completion between 1966 and 1970—is even greater than one would have guessed, eloquent testimony to the expansion of South Asian studies in the West over the last decade. Doctoral Dissertations on South Asia seeks to be a comprehensive compilation of recently completed theses dealing in whole or in part with the former civilizations and the contemporary affairs of Ceylon, India, Nepal and Pakistan. At the same time, this work provides striking testimony of the dynamic growth of Asian Studies outside the subcontinent and particularly in the United States, Great Britain, Germany and France, where most of the major centers of scholarship are presently found. It is an interdisciplinary work covering the natural sciences as well as the humanities and social sciences.

Frank Joseph SHULMAN is bibliographer and librarian at the University of Michigan.