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Publications of Sumathi Ramaswamy    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:

Books

  1. Ramaswamy, S, Terrestrial Lessons: The Conquest of the World as Globe (2017), University of Chicago Press
  2. Ramaswamy, S, Husain's Raj: Visions of Empire and Nation in Postcolonial India (2016), Marg Publishers
  3. Empires of Vision: A Reader, edited by Jay, M; Ramaswamy, S (2014), Duke University Press
  4. Ramaswamy, S, The Goddess and the Nation: Mapping Mother India (2010), Duke University Press (Indian edition: Zubaan Books, New Delhi, 2011.)  [abs]
  5. Barefoot across the Nation: Maqbool Fida Husain and the Idea of India, edited by Ramaswamy, S (2010), Routledge  [abs]
  6. Ramaswamy, S, The lost land of Lemuria: Fabulous geographies, catastrophic histories (September, 2004), pp. 1-334, Univ of California Press, ISBN 9780520931855  [abs]
  7. Beyond Appearances?: Visual Practices and Ideologies in Modern India, edited by Ramaswamy, S (2003), SAGE Publications
  8. Ramaswamy, S, Passions of the Tongue: Language Devotion in Tamil India, 1891-1970 (1997), University of California Press, Berkeley (Hans Rosenhaupt Memorial Book Award of The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 1999; ACLS History e-book project: http://www.historyebook.org/.)

Edited Volumes

  1. Visual Homes, Image Worlds: Essays from Tasveer Ghar, the House of Pictures, edited by Brosius, C; Ramaswamy, S; Saeed, Y (Spring, 2014), Yoda Press

Journal Articles

  1. Ramaswamy, S, The Wretched of the Nation, Third Text, vol. 31 no. 2-3 (May, 2017), pp. 213-237 [doi]
  2. Ramaswamy, S, A. R. Venkatachalapathy, The Province of the Book: Scholars, Scribes, and Scribblers in Colonial Tamilandu (New Delhi: Permanent Book, 2012)., Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 73 no. 2 (2014), pp. 566-568, Cambridge University Press (CUP), ISSN 1752-0401
  3. Ramaswamy, S, Arundhati Virmani, A National Flag for India: Rituals, Nationalism and the Politics of Sentiment (New Delhi: Permanent Book, 2008)., India Economic and Social History Review, vol. 49 no. 2 (2012), pp. 275-277
  4. Ramaswamy, S, Doing Pictorial History at the Roja Muthiah Research Library, Māṟṟuvēli, vol. 4 (2010), pp. 82-89
  5. Ramaswamy, S, Maps, Mother Goddesses and Martyrdom in Modern India, Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 67 no. 3 (2008), pp. 1-35  [abs]
  6. Ramaswamy, S, Conceit of the Globe in Mughal India, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 49 no. 4 (2007), pp. 751-782
  7. Ramaswamy, S, Erwin Neumayer and Christine Schelberger, Popular Indian Art: Raja Ravi Varma and the Printed Gods of India (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003)., Contributions to Indian Sociology, vol. 38 no. 3 (2004), pp. 479-481, SAGE Publications (UK and US), ISSN 0069-9667
  8. Ramaswamy, S, Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lyold I. Rudolph with Mohan Singh Kanota, Reversing the Gaze: Amar Singh's Diary, a Colonial Subject's Narrative of Imperial India (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2002)., Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 62 no. 2 (2003), pp. 682-683, Cambridge University Press (CUP), ISSN 1752-0401
  9. Ramaswamy, S, Visualizing India’s Geo-body: Globes, Maps, Bodyscapes, in Contributions to Indian Sociology, vol. 36 no. 1 & 2 (2002), pp. 157-195 (Reprinted in Sumathi Ramswamy, ed. Beyond Appearances? Visual Practices and Ideologies in Modern India. New Delhi/Thousand Oaks/London: Sage, 2003, pp. 157-95. Abridged version reprinted in Indira Chandrasekhar and Peter C. Seel, eds. Body.city: Siting Contemporary Culture in India. Berlin and New Delhi: House of World Cultures and Tulika Books, 2003, pp. 219-241.)
  10. Ramaswamy, S, Beyond appearances? Visual practices and ideologies in modern India - Introduction, Contributions to Indian Sociology, vol. 36 no. 1-2 (2002), pp. VII-XII, ISSN 0069-9667 [Gateway.cgi]
  11. Ramaswamy, S, Remains of the race: Archaeology, nationalism, and the yearning for civilisation in the Indus valley, Indian Economic & Social History Review, vol. 38 no. 2 (2001), pp. 105-145, ISSN 0019-4646 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  12. Ramaswamy, S, Catastrophic cartographies: Mapping the lost continent of Lemuria, in Representations, Representations, vol. 67 (December, 2000), pp. 92-129, ISSN 0734-6018
  13. Ramaswamy, S, History at land's end: Lemuria in Tamil spatial fables, The Journal of Asian studies, vol. 59 no. 3 (August, 2000), pp. 575-602, ISSN 0021-9118 (Special Issue: Geographies at Work in Asian History.) [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  14. Ramaswamy, S, V. Geetha and S.V. Rajadurai, Towards a Non-Brahmin Millennium: From Iyothee Thass ro Periyar (Calcutta: Samya, 1998)., The Indian Economic and Social History Review, vol. 37 no. 1 (2000), pp. 97-99
  15. Ramaswamy, S, Sanskrit for the nation, Modern Asian Studies, vol. 33 no. 2 (May, 1999), pp. 339-381, Modern Asian Studies, ISSN 0026-749X [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  16. Ramaswamy, S, The Geography of Gender, Review of Atlas of Women and Men in India (New Delhi: Kail for Women, 1998)., The Book Review, vol. 23 no. 1 & 2 (1999), pp. 8-9
  17. Ramaswamy, S, Geraldine Forbes, Women in Modern India (The New Cambridge History of Indian IV:2) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996., The Historian, vol. 61 no. 3 (1999), pp. 701-702, Wiley, ISSN 1540-6563
  18. Ramaswamy, S, Ranajit Guha , Dominance without Hegemony: History and Power in Colonial India (Mass: Harvard University Press, 1997)., The Historian, vol. 62 no. 1 (1999), pp. 174-175, Wiley, ISSN 1540-6563
  19. Ramaswamy, S, The Politics of Prayer, Frontline (1999), pp. 92-93
  20. Ramaswamy, S, The Demoness, the Maid, the Whore, and the Good Mother: Contesting the National Language in India, International Journal of Sociology of Language, vol. 140 (1999), pp. 1-28, International Journal of Sociology of Language (Abridged version entitled “Battling the Demoness in Tamil India.” In Crispin Bates, ed. Beyond Representations: Colonial and Post-Colonial Constructions of Indian Identity. Delhi: Oxford University Press (2006), pp. 123-150..)
  21. Ramaswamy, S, Matthew Edney, Mapping an Empire: The Geographical Construction of British India, 1765 - 1843 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997)., The Journal of Asian studies, vol. 57 no. 2 (May, 1998), pp. 562-563, Cambridge University Press (CUP), ISSN 0021-9118
  22. Ramaswamy, S, Language of the people in the world of gods: Ideologies of Tamil before the nation, The Journal of Asian studies, vol. 57 no. 1 (February, 1998), pp. 66-92, ISSN 0021-9118 (Symposium: "Cultural Ideologies of Language in Pre-colonial India".) [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  23. Ramaswamy, S, Roy Macleod and Deepak Kumar, eds., Technology and the Raj: Western Technology and Technical Transfers to India 1700 - 1947 (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1995)., vol. 60 no. 2 (1998), pp. 412-413
  24. Ramaswamy, S, Body Language: The Somatics of Nationalism in Tamil India, Gender and History, vol. 10 no. 1 (1998), pp. 78-109
  25. Ramaswamy, S, Virgin Mother, Beloved Other: The Erotics of Tamil Nationalism, in Thamyris: Mythmaking from Past to Present, Thamyris, vol. 4 no. 1 (1997), pp. 9-39 (Reprinted in Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, ed. Signposts: Gender and Modernity in India (New Delhi: Kali For Women, 1999; Rutgers University Press, 2001.)
  26. Ramaswamy, S, Partha Chatterjee, Nationalist Thought in the Colonial World: A Derivative Discourse (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993)., The Journal of Asian studies, vol. 53 no. 3 (August, 1994), pp. 960-961, Cambridge University Press (CUP), ISSN 0021-9118
  27. Ramaswamy, S, The Nation, the Region, and the Adventures of a Tamil `Hero', Contributions to Indian Sociology, vol. 28 no. 2 (July, 1994), pp. 295-322, ISSN 0069-9667 [doi]
  28. Ramaswamy, S, En/gendering Language: The Poetics of Tamil Identity, Comparative studies in society and history, vol. 35 no. 4 (October, 1993), pp. 683-725, ISSN 0010-4175
  29. Ramaswamy, S, Daughters of Tamil: Language and the Poetics of Womanhood in Tamilnadu, 1938-1940, South Asia Research, vol. 12 no. 1 (May, 1992), pp. 38-59
  30. Ramaswamy, S, Ancient Indians in Southeast Asia: Plying the Eastern Trade Route, The India Magazine (December, 1982)

Book Chapters

  1. Ramaswamy, S, Global Encounters, Earthly Knowledges, Worldly Selves, in L’Inde des Lumières: Discours, Histoire, Savoirs (XVIIe-XIXe siècle), edited by Fourcade, M; Zupanov, I (January, 2013), pp. 359-391, EHESS, Paris  [abs]
  2. Ramaswamy, S, Barefoot across India: An Artist and his Country, in Barefoot across the Nation: Maqbool Fida Husain and the Idea of India, edited by Ramaswamy, S (2010), pp. 1-20, Routledge
  3. Ramaswamy, S, Foreword, in Printed Icons from the Struggle for Independence in India, edited by Neumayer, E; Schelberger, C (2007), pp. vii-xii, New Dehli:Oxford University Press

Articles in a Collection

  1. Ramaswamy, S, Art on the Line: Cartography and Creativity in a Divided India, in Mapping the Transition from Colony to Nation, edited by Akerman, J (2017), University of Chicago Press
  2. Ramaswamy, S, Artful Mapping in Bazar India, in Visual Homes, Image Worlds: Essays from Tasveer Ghar, the House of Pictures, edited by Brosius, C; Ramaswamy, S; Saeed, Y (2015), pp. 50-67, Yoda Press
  3. Ramaswamy, S; Brosius, C; Saeed, Y, Visual Homes, Image Worlds: A Guided Tour Through Our House of Pictures, in Visual Homes, Image Worlds: Essays from Tasveer Ghar, the House of Pictures, edited by Brousius, C; Ramaswamy, S; Saeed, Y (2015), pp. 1-13, Yoda Press
  4. Ramaswamy, S; Jay, M, The Imperial Optic, in Empires of Vision: A Reader, edited by Jay, M; Ramaswamy, S (2014), pp. 25-43, Duke University Press
  5. Ramaswamy, S; Jay, M, Postcolonial Looking, in Empires of Vision: A Reader, edited by Jay, M; Ramaswamy, S (2014), pp. 377-391, Duke University Press
  6. Ramaswamy, S, The Work of Vision in the Age of European Empires, in Empires of Vision: A Reader, edited by Jay, M; Ramaswamy, S (2014), pp. 1-22, Duke University Press [Empires-of-Vision-edited-by-Martin-Jay-and-Sumathi-Ramaswamy]
  7. Ramaswamy, S, Midnight’s Line, in Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space, edited by Dadi, I; Nasar, H, Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space (March, 2012), pp. 25-35, Herbert F. Johnson Museum and Green Cardamom
  8. Ramaswamy, S, The Work of Goddesses in the Age of Mass Reproduction, in Transcultural Turbulences: Towards a Multi-Sited Reading of Image Flows., edited by Brosius, C; Wenzlhuemer, R (2011), pp. 191-220, Springer-Verlag
  9. Ramaswamy, S, Mapping India after Husain, in Barefoot across the Nation: Maqbool Fida Husain and the Idea of India, edited by Ramaswamy, S (2010), pp. 75-99, Routledge
  10. Ramaswamy, S, Barefoot across India: An Artist and his Country, in Barefoot Across the Nation: Maqbool Fida Husain and the Idea of India, edited by Ramaswamy, S (2010), pp. 1-20, Routledge
  11. Ramaswamy, S, The Mahatma as Muse: An Image Essay on Gandhi in Popular Indian Visual Imagination, in Art and Visual Culture in India, 1857-2007, edited by Sinha, G (2009), pp. 236-249, Marg Publications
  12. Ramaswamy, S, Of Gods and globes: The territorialisation of Hindu deities in Indian popular visual culture, in India’s Popular Culture: Iconic Spaces and Fluid Images, edited by Jain, J (2008), pp. 19-31, Marg, Mumbai  [abs]
  13. Ramaswamy, S, Thinking Territory: Some Reflections, in Thinking Territory: Some Reflections, edited by Giri, BP; Kar, P (Winter, 2008), Pencraft International
  14. Ramaswamy, S, Enshrining the map of India: Cartography, nationalism, and the politics of deity in Varanasi, in Visualized Space: Constructions of Locality and Cartographic Representations in Varanasi, edited by Gaenszle, M; Gengnagel, J (2006), pp. 165-188, Weisbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag)
  15. Ramaswamy, S, Home away from Home? The Spatial Politics of Modern Tamil Identity., in Regions and Regional Consciousness in India, edited by Feldhaus, A; Vora, R (2005), pp. 150-168, Manohar Books, New Delhi  [abs]
  16. Ramaswamy, S, The Goddess and the Nation: Subterfuges of Antiquity, the Cunning of Modernity, in The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism (2002), pp. 549-566, Oxford: Blackwell

Book Reviews

  1. Ramaswamy, S, Alfred Hiatt, Terra Incognita: Mapping the Antipodes before 1600 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008), American Historical Review, vol. October (2010), pp. 1210-1211

Other

  1. Ramaswamy, S, Going Global in Mughal India: A Digital Muraqqa (October, 2014) [available here]
  2. Ramaswamy, S, Bhārat Mātā, in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Hinduism (2012)
  3. Ramaswamy, S, Artful Mapping in Bazaar India (February, 2011) [html]
  4. Ramaswamy, S, Archiving Mothers and Fathers of the Nation in Europe and Asia: Developing a Digitized Prototype of Braided Pictorial Histories (2011) [html]
  5. Ramaswamy, S, When a language becomes a mother/goddess: An image essay on Tamil (April, 2008) [html]

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