a letter of protest on behalf of A.K. Ramanujan's work

a posting from Sumit Guha on behalf of Paula Richman:
Dear Friends:
   If you would like to add your name to the long list of signatures for this letter, drafted by Sheldon Pollock, in protest against OUP's withdrawl of A.K. Ramanujan's writings from its
publications, in relation to the Supreme Court Decision about Ramanujan's essay "Many Ramayanas," please email your name, title, and affiliation to Andrew Ollett at this email.

SAHSA Business Meeting at the AHA, Chicago 2012

A business meeting for SAHSA has been scheduled for Friday, January 6, 2012, from 5-7 pm.  Although we will not need this entire time slot for our meeting, there will likely other events of interest scheduled at this time.  Updates on the location will be available from the AHA shortly.

Teaching Resources for South Asian History

At the AHA Meeting this January, I will participate in a roundtable panel on teaching Asian histories for non-specialists. That is, my contribution to the panel will be to make recommendations for teaching strategies and resources for South Asian history to an audience of specialists in other (East and Southeast) Asian histories. Of course I have strategies and resources that I use, but I thought I might draw on the considerable experience of the SAHSA membership in compiling a more complete list that could be made available to the panel's audience.
1. Assuming a non-specialist is likely to teach a one-semester introductory course, what textbook or textbooks would you recommend or do you use?
2. Do you require students to read (and buy) stand-alone primary sources, for example, an edition of _Hind Swaraj_ or other political tracts; modernist novels, short stories, or other belles lettres; _Rg Veda_, _Arthasastra_, or other Sanskrit texts (available through Penguin or elsewhere); travel literature (from translations of al-Biruni's journals to British memoirs of the interwar period).
3. Do you use public-domain digitized resources? These might include entire web sites (; full-text or facsimile reproductions of whole or partial texts; newspaper or journal archives; maps; photographic slides of historical sites or structures?
Thanks in advance for your contributions.