Listed below are links to sites covering South Asian studies and official publications of both South Asia and general coverage. If you would like to be included and/or if you know of any site of relevance, please send website details to the Project Director


  • British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS)
    BASAS promotes the study of "art, culture, economics, history, religion, sociology, and politics of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives". Site resources include the BASAS newsletter and well-evaluated links to other South Asian studies websites.
  • SALG: South Asia Library Group
    Consists of representatives of UK libraries/institutions "with some degree of specialisation in South Asian studies".

The following institutions have significant South Asian collections and, in some instances, substantial holdings of South Asian official publications.

Other Catalogues

Government Information

  • Bangladesh
    Official government website. Includes a link to newspapers published in Bangladesh.
  • Bhutan
    Official resource published by the Bhutan Tourism Corporation, Ministry of Trade and Industry. Highly illustrative.
  • India
    Website of the Indian Parliament. Links to a directory of all official government websites.
  • Maldives
    Official website of the President of Maldives. Includes links to other ministries and government departments.
  • Nepal
    Non-official site with links to government agencies/information
  • Pakistan
    Official website of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan including an index of ministries and departments.
  • Sri Lanka
    Government website.
  • Government of Tibet in Exile
    Multilingual official site of the Tibetan government of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Internet Resources

  • Asia Resources on the WWW
    Part of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library site.
  • The Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
    A resource of the WWW Virtual Library project, this site is maintained by The Australian National University. It is described as "a global collaborative project which provides access in bibliographic and in hypertext terms to networked scholarly documents, resources and information systems concerned with or relevant to Asian Studies".
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies Online
    An extensive database of periodical articles covering Asia (from Afghanistan to South East Asia). Subscription-only service.
  • Digital South Asia Library
    A "collaborative project to deliver digital research materials to users ... via the internet", including full text digital dictionaries of numerous South Asian languages.
  • SARAI: South Asia Resource Access on the Internet
    A Columbia University site for modern and classical South Asian studies.
  • SOSIG: Social Science Information Gateway
    A portal to social science based internet resources world-wide, which have been evaluated and described by subject specialists.
  • SouthAsiaNet
    A site hosted by the University of New England (Australia) which aims to provide services for South Asianists, including well-documented links of useful sites.
  • SARD: South Asia Resources Database
    Compiled by a consortium of Australian institutions, the database "contains over 120,000 records listing resources about South Asia available in Australia and over 150,000 records of South Asian materials not known to be held in Australia".

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