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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).

Language Training and Study



Digital Dictionaries of South Asia

Capeller's Sanskrit-English Dictionary


Web Dunia ("The World's First Hindi Portal")

Syracuse University’s Hindi Program
Includes word lists, parts of speech, conversations and script lessons
BBC Hindi
World News in Hindi language
India Hindi News
A list of current Hindi dailies and magazines


Digital Urdu Ghazal Reader (Frances Pritchett and Sean Pue)
An interactive on-line reader that aids students in orthography, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and cultural and literary context.

Urdu Resources on the Web
A collection of Urdu resources with links to poetry, songs, and articles
BBC Urdu
World News in Urdu language


Sanskrit Knowledge Systems on the Eve of Colonialism

The Sanskrit Library - online (Prof. Peter Scharf, Director)"...A digital library dedicated to facilitating education and research in Sanskrit by providing access to digitized primary texts in Sanskrit and computerized research and study tools..." Although site registration is required for use, all resources are provided free of charge.

Archive of Indological Resources

Sanskrit Internet Resources
An impressive list of Sanskrit resources available online.

Other South Asian Languages:

Journals relating to South Asian Languages:

Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics

Himalayan Linguistics

Puthiya panuval : an international journal of Tamil Studies

South Asian Language Review

Literary Resources

Anglo-Indian Literature: free online articles and books