South Asia Title VI Resource Centers

Looking for South Asia resources closer to home? Each of these centers or institutes sponsors programming for educators and the general public. If you are looking for South Asia Resources in your area, one of the following centers might be able to assist you.

Columbia University, South Asia Institute
Cornell University, Mary Einaudi Center for International Studies South Asia Program
Syracuse University. Maxwell School, South Asia Center
University of California, Berkeley, Institute for South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania, South Asia Center
University of Texas, Austin, South Asia Institute
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Center for South Asia
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, International Institute, Center for South Asian Studies

UW South Asia Collections
South Asian Textile & Costume Collections at the Henry Art Gallery The Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington houses 1,800 costumes and textiles from the Indian subcontinent. This forms an important resource for the study of the rich variety of woven, printed, dyed, and embroidered textile traditions in cotton and silk and the linguistic, ethnic, and caste relationships.

South Asian Oral Histories: The project represents one of the first attempts in the U.S. to record pan-South Asian immigrant experiences in the Pacific Northwest using the medium of oral history. These interviews reflect religious, linguistic, occupational and gender diversity and provide rich insight into changing experiences of South Asians in the Pacific Northwest.

Gairola Indian Art & Architecture Image Collection: Professor Gairola was an avid traveler who often led study tours to key art history/archaeological sites on the Indian subcontinent. It is believed that he made this slide collection for the classes he taught, during various trips to India and South Asia from 1950s to 2000.

R. Nath Mughal Architecture Image Collection: Professor R. Nath’s collection of Mughal architecture. Mughal architecture was a far reaching and highly influential style of Indian architecture throughout the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, with roots in Islamic and Persian monuments.

Private Papers of Elizabeth Bayley Willis: Correspondence, biographical material, reference files, reports, reminiscences, writings, exhibition catalogs, notes, clippings, and ephemera, relating to Willis’s career as a museum professional; her wok as consultant in the production and marketing of decorative arts for the Technical Assistance Administration of the United Nations and the governments of India, Morocco, Taiwan, and Vietnam; her activities as textile historian and collector.

Scholar Networks

H-ASIA Email Discussion List of History of Asia; co-edited by Professor Frank Conlon.
American Institute of Bangladesh Studies Information on Conferences, Fellowships and other Opportunities for Bangladesh scholars.
American Institute of Indian Studies Information on Conferences, Fellowships and other Opportunities for Indianists.
American Institute of Pakistan Studies Information on Conferences, Fellowships and other Opportunities for Pakistanists.
American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies Information on Conferences, Fellowships and other Opportunities for Sri Lanka scholars.
South Asia Public Health Forum This website is meant for the exchange of ideas and information among Public Health Professionals Worldwide, but especially those who have interest in South Asia.
South Asia Resource Access on the Internet (SARAI) Links to Scholar Directories, Libraries, Country Information and much more.
Swedish South Asian Studies Network

Digital Collections

The South Asia Microform Project (SAMP)

A cooperative program that seeks to acquire and maintain a readily accessible collection of unique materials in microform related to the study of South Asia. Materials are collected both through the filming efforts of the project and through the purchase of positive copies of materials filmed by other groups, institutions and companies.

Digital South Asia Library

Online information about contemporary and historical South Asia including: full-text documents; statistical data; electronic images; cartographic representations; pedagogical resources for language instruction; delivery on demand of page images from South Asia, scanned from both paper and microform sources; and internet-based indexes to highly select journals in the regional languages of South Asia.

Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project

The British Library / University of Washington Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project was founded in September 1996 in order to promote the study, editing, and publication of a unique collection of fifty-seven fragments of Buddhist manuscripts on birch bark scrolls, written in the Kharosthi script and the Gandhari (Prakrit) language that were acquired by the British Library in 1994. The manuscripts date from, most likely, the first century A.D., and as such are the oldest surviving Buddhist texts, which promise to provide unprecedented insights into the early history of Buddhism in north India and in central and east Asia.

Panjab Digital Library

The mission of the Panjab Digital Library (PDL) is to locate, digitize, preserve, collect and make accessible the accumulated wisdom of the Panjab region, without distinction as to script, language, religion, nationality, or other physical condition.
Manuscripts, books, official records, newspapers, miniatures, murals, periodicals, paintings, pictures, architecture etc are all are being digitized at PDL.