But there’s a growing trend among scholars to create a trans-regional conversation that brings Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, the Maldives and even Myanmar (Burma) and Tibet into the conversation.
One of my favorite examples is this edited volume:
- Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan and Arun K. Thiruvendagadam, eds., Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia (2013)
Bringing together South, Southeast, and Inner Asia, there is this fabulous new volume on Buddhist legal studies:
Embracing Asia from South to East, there is this:
- Victor V. Ramraj and Arun K. Thiruvengadam, eds. Emergency Powers in Asia: Exploring the Limits of Legality (2010)
And spanning the former British imperial world (with lots across South Asia), there are these books:
- Terence C. Halliday and Lucien Karpik, eds., Fates of Political Liberalism in the British Post-Colony (2014)
- Harshan Kumarasingham‘s edited volume on the work of constitution-writer Sir Ivor Jennings (forthcoming)
I’m writing about this and other trends in the scholarship on South Asian legal studies in my survey of South Asian legal history for the Annual Review of Law and Social Science, due out in late 2015.