- Brown University Library Resource Guide for South Asian Studies
- Guide to databases to which Brown subscribes helpful for research in South Asia.
- Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection
- The Brown University Library’s Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection features two distinct sets of holdings related to South Asia: Samuel Bourne's photographs of India and photographs taken of Lucknow by Felice Beato after the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.
- Samuel Bourne’s India
- In the 1860's, the British photographer, Samuel Bourne (1834-1912), traveled extensively across the Indian sub-continent photographing landscapes, buildings, and historical places. During this period, he went into partnership with Charles Shepherd in Calcutta creating the company of Bourne and Shepherd. The majority of their photographs were purchased by European travelers. Today, many of these photographs survive in albums, one of which is in the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection. This contains photographs by Bourne and others as well as scenes from Europe and Africa by unidentified photographers.
- Felice Beato’s Lucknow
- The 26 albumen silver prints are mounted in an album. They were taken by Felice Beato, an Italian by birth, who visited India during the period of the Indian Mutiny or First War of Indian Independence; he may have been and was commissioned by the War Office in London to make documentary photographs showing the damage to the buildings in Lucknow following the two sieges. It is known that he was in Lucknow in March and April of 1858 within a few weeks of the capture of that city by British forces under Sir Colin Campbell. His equipment was a large box camera using 10" x 12" plates which needed a long exposure, and he made over 60 photographs of places in the city connected with the military events. Beato also visited Delhi, Cawnpore and other 'Mutiny' sites where he took photographs.
- The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is a joint research effort between Tufts and Brown Universities and their affiliated hospitals and centers. The CFAR is part of a national program begun by the National Institutes of Health in 1988. The CFAR has steadily increased its training and research programs in both South and Southeast Asia nations and in sub-Saharan African countries. Its most extensive collaborative research foci have been in Chennai and Vellore, India.
- The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) at Brown University, formally established in 1965, is an internationally respected demography research and training center offering an outstanding interdisciplinary graduate training program. Research interests include social demography, economic demography, anthropological demography, and population health.
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Online Research Resources
- SARAI (South Asia Resource Access on the Internet)
- Provides wide-ranging information on South Asian nation-states, international organizations, NGO's, scholarly societies, as well as other useful links.
- South Asia Diaspora
- Considered one of the best resources for research on the South Asian Diaspora.
- Bibliography of Asian Studies
- This database is subscribed to by Brown and accessible through the Brown University Library.
- The South Asia Research Network for Social Sciences and Humanities
- Created to promote the production, exchange and dissemination of basic research knowledge in the social sciences and humanities, this research network seeks to link researchers, scholars, teachers, students and practitioners whose primary area of interest is South Asia and South Asian Studies
- Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
- UC Berkeley Internet Resources for South Asia
- University of Michigan South Asia Division
- University of Pennsylvania South Asian Collection
- University of Chicago, Southern Asia Collection
- Digital South Asia Library
- The DSAL provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, and other users. This project has been funded by the Association of Research Libraries' Global Resources Program with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Several languages dictionaries, reference books, and journals have already been digitized and are available free on the web to everyone.
- Digital Islamic Library Project
- A large collection of online Islamic resources covering a large variety of subjects in various media formats such as audio, video, presentations, image gallery, short length and full length texts.
- Project South Asia
- A Web-based digital library for improving the study and teaching of South Asia, focusing especially on India and Pakistan. It creates and introduces an innovative materials and resource development program, designed to assist professors in advancing the study and teaching of South Asian history and culture across several disciplines and at various levels.
- South Asia Literary Recording Project
- Launched in April 2000, to record the voices of South Asian authors for the Library of Congress' Archive of Recorded World Literature, the project has captured the readings of prominent South Asian poets, novelists, and playwrights. The authors recorded so far represent more than fifteen of the languages of India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
- Vidyanidhi is India's premier Digital library initiative to facilitate the creation, archiving and accessing of doctoral theses. Vidyanidhi is an information infrastructure, a digital library, a portal of resources, tools and facilities for doctoral research in India.
- Syracuse University’s Hindi Program
- Includes word lists, parts of speech, conversations and script lessons
- UPenn’s Devanagri Scripts and Sounds
- Includes video and textual resources
- Cartoons, poems and songs in Hindi
- Kaavyaalaya: House of Hindi Poetry
- A collection of poetry in Hindi language
- Colorado State University’s Hindi Song Archive
- A collection of Hindi Song resources on the Internet
- Urdu Resources on the Web
- A collection of Urdu resources with links to poetry, songs, and articles
Newspapers and Magazines
- BBC Hindi
- World News in Hindi language
- BBC Urdu
- World News in Urdu language
- India Hindi News
- A list of current Hindi dailies and magazines
- Web Duniya
- Internet Hindi Portal including Hindi Search Engine
- The Annual of Urdu Studies
Sanskrit Language Resources
- Sanskrit Library
- Created and Maintained by Brown Professor Peter M. Scharf in collaboration with colleagues.
- Sanskrit Internet Resources
- An impressive list of Sanskrit resources available online.
- Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development
- BREAD is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002 dedicated to encourage research and scholarship in development economics. The two main activities so far are conferences and a working paper series. Both Professor Kaivan Munshi and Professor Mark Pitt of the Economics Department are BREAD Senior Fellows.
- South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes
- SANEI is a regional initiative to foster networking among economic research institutes in South Asia. Initiated in June 1998, SANEI seeks to establish strong research interlinkages among diverse economic research institutes in the region, with a view to making policy more informed.
- World Institute for Development Economics Research
- Through its research, WIDER seeks to raise frontier issues and provide new and original insights and policy advice aimed at boosting the economic and social development of the poorest nations.
Development Studies Resources
- South Asia Research Institute for Policy and Development
- A non-profit forum for professionals and friends from all over the world, striving to identify, promote and support appropriate, environmentally sound, humane economic development strategies for South Asia through research, training and small- to intermediate-scale projects and to encourage inter-regional cooperation, respect and peace in the region by exchanging views, knowledge and ideas by means of articles, papers, seminars and interfaith dialogue.
- An internet portal that provides information, resources and news about development work in South Asia. Includes databases of NGOs, development projects, individuals, and donors