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South Asian Studies

This guide offers a set of resources available to Brown users covering the region of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Burma, Bangladesh, Bhutan and parts of Central Asia).

Licenced Databases Specific to South Asia

  • The Collected works of Mahatma Gandhi full text icon    

  • Historical Times of India full text icon      a part of  ProQuest Historical Newspapers   

  • SAMP - South Asian Microform Project
    • Brown Library is a member and is entitled to borrow, via Interlibrary Loan or by fax or electronic document delivery, all SAMP-funded material in accordance with CRL’s lending policies. These materials are available through the Center for Research Libraries’ online catalog, and in OCLC. Since its inauguration, SAMP has acquired or filmed more than 23,000 scholarly publications, newspapers, and government documents. Cooperation with national archives and libraries such as the British Library (particularly the Oriental and India Office Collections from the former India Office Library), the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, and the Library of Congress Field Offices in South Asia has helped build a diverse collection of texts in microform including: reports from the British East India Company, journals from scholarly societies, personal papers of researchers, pamphlets, and posters. Recent acquisitions have included microfilms of the nineteenth-century Hindi, Urdu, and Panjabi titles held by the British Library as well as a collection of rare land settlement reports.

Open-Access Databases for South Asia