Centre of South Asian Studies


Library news - what's new?

  • View list of Recent acquisitions

  • The Commonwealth iLibrary - Books and working papers published by the OECD (Select 'Databses' and enter 'OECD')

  • Historic South Asian newspapers on microfilm. We have recently acquired copies of the English-language newspaper, Dawn on microfilm for 1960, 1962, 1964 and 1965, filling gaps in our previous holding. Our holding is now 1941-1947 and 1959-1986. The newspaper, founded by Jinnah as a mouth-piece for the Muslim League, has become Pakistan's most widely read English-language newspaper, and provides a great resource for historians.

  • Bichitra: Online Tagore Variorum an amazing new digital resource containing nearly all of Tagore's writings in Bengali and English. The website can be navigated in English, Bengali and Hindi, and the search engine allows you to locate any word or phrase used in his works.

  • View pictures of our library and archives on Flickr

  • Follow the SAALG Blog for news and events relating to South and Southeast Asian archives.

  • Ethnographic video online is a database providing access to over 800 videos, including field recordings, interviews, performances, documentaries, and animations, including previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers. Access for members of Cambridge University is via the University Library's eresources@cambridge A-Z list: Click here and enter Ethnographic Video Online.

  • Researchers may also be interested in Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire a website holding detailed information on over 6000 films showing images of life in the British colonies. Over 150 of the films are available for viewing online.

  • The Centre's own collection of cinefilms is our Featured collection this term.

  • ARTstor Digital Library is a database providing access to architectural images from South and Southeast Asia, particularly religious architecture - shrines, temples, monasteries. Access for members of Cambridge University is available on and off campus (using Raven) via the University Library's eresources@cambridge A-Z list: Click here Select Databases and enter ARTstor. You can browse by country or select advanced search and narrow your search by geographical region and format, e.g. films, drawings and watercolours, photographs or manuscripts.

  • Times of India (1838-2002). Members of the University of Cambridge have access to this database on and off campus (using Raven). It incorporates the Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce (1839-1859) and Bombay Times and Standard (1860-1861), as well as the Times of India (1861-current). Click here.

  • Bibliography of Asian Studies , re-launched in September 2011 to simplify searching and facet-based browsing. You can now combine searches by Author, Subject, Country/Region, Journal, Publication date, Type of publication and Language. Diacritics are also now visible and can be copied, pasted and printed.

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  • You can find a list of Occasional papers published by the Centre here.

Suggestions for additional links would also be welcomed by the Librarian.