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The South Asia Archive

The South Asia Archive is now available to all Indian learners of South Asian Studies through the National Digital Library of India.

The National Digital Library (NDL) project was launched by NMEICT, MHRD, Govt. of India to develop a portal that provides a single window access to learners for e-contents, address the issue of collaborative learning and facilitate self-paced personalized learning. It is hosted and spearheaded by IIT, Kharagpur.

Developed in association with the South Asia Research Foundation, South Asia Archive provides instant access to over 5 million pages of culturally and historically significant literary material from across the Indian Subcontinent from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century.

Benefit from:

  • Access to a wealth of interdisciplinary content, including journals, rare books, film ephemera, census reports, travelogues and other documentation from colonial and early post-colonial India
  • Online teaching, learning, and research resources in both English and vernacular languages
  • Powerful full-text search & keyword highlighting.

Dr David Green, Publishing Director, Taylor & Francis comments: “The South Asia Archive combines key content, selected for its rarity and historic value, with the first-rate functionality of a state-of-the-art platform from Routledge. I am delighted that this major resource is now available to scholars throughout India via the National Digital Library."

A free 30 day trial is available for libraries outside India. Please register your interest here.

Read more about the South Asia Archive.