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)
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.
Official government website. Includes a link to newspapers published in Bangladesh.
Official resource published by the Bhutan Tourism Corporation, Ministry of Trade and Industry. Highly illustrative.
Website of the Indian Parliament. Links to a
directory of all official government websites.
Official website of the President of Maldives. Includes links to other ministries and government departments.
Non-official site with links to government agencies/information
Official website of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
including an index of ministries and departments.
- Sri Lanka
- Government of Tibet in Exile
Multilingual official site of the Tibetan government of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
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
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
- SOSIG: Social Science Information Gateway
A portal to social science based internet resources world-wide, which
have been evaluated and described by subject specialists.
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".