'Cultural Interfaces is a collection of twenty papers by international as well as young research scholars engaged in Australian Studies in India. These were presented at the First International Conference of the Indian Association for the Study of Australia (IASA). With contributions from Bruce Bennett, Jennifer Strauss, Dennis Haskell, Satendra Nandan, David Kimber, Fran Siemensma, Parimal Roy and Marianne Robinson, Y. Yagama Reddy and Quentin-Stevenson Perks amongst many others, this volume reflects a dynamic engagement of ideas, both from a literary and a socio-political perspective, in the areas of history, culture, art, trade and education. The interfaces these essays provide, the interdisciplinary ethos they promote, are a much-needed new dimension to the study of Australian culture, society and polity in India. The present collection is set to meet precisely that objective.'