Anthology about South Asian intelligence services since 1947

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Call for Papers
May 15, 2023
Subject Fields: 
South Asian History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Military History

Anthology about South Asian intelligence services since 1947

We are seeking chapters for an academic anthology about South Asian intelligence services since 1947. Chapters should have an analytic argument that relates, directly or indirectly, to the trajectory of South Asian intelligence and security services since colonialism. Authors are encouraged to take their own approaches in addressing themes that include culture, democracy, history, bureaucracy, post-colonialism, international organizations, competition and war.

We have preliminary interest from a major academic publisher.


Ryan Shaffer and ASM Ali Ashraf


Potential topics include intelligence as it relates to counter-terrorism/terrorism, Cold War, domestic issues/politics, international security partnerships and/or competition, and military.

Chapters must be between 7,000 to 7,500 words (about 25 to 28 double-spaced, 12-point font pages).

Countries/chapters available

Chapters should cover one of these countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Timeline and Submission Instructions

Interested authors should send (1) a CV and (2) 250-500 word abstract to Ryan Shaffer at before May 15, 2023.