From Buddhist scrolls to graphic novels: facets of South Asian book history

Graham Shaw
British Library, London
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An exploration of various aspects of the history of the book in South Asia, and the cultural, social, religious, political, economic and technological factors which have influenced its development

Graham Shaw is Head of Asia, Pacific and Africa collections at the British Library. He has published widely on the history of printing and publishing in South Asia, including Printing in Calcutta to 1800 (1981) and The South Asia and Burma retrospective bibliography: stage 1: 1556–1800 (1987).