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A summary of Yale University Library's South Asia Collection, which includes material from and about Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Himalayan region, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
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Mahabharata, 1850. Persian MSS +94, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Libary



Research on South Asia

This Guide is intended to give students and researchers a starting point for learning about South Asia using Yale University Library resources. Geographically South Asia incorporates: 

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

You can find information on how to search the library, language resources, data and statistics, web resources, current events from or about South Asia; plus more general help on how to use the library.

Note that in the "Search" box in the title bar of this Guide, you can search within this Guide, all Guides, the Orbis catalog, or do a Web search using Google.

Other Libraries Worldwide

  • CONSALD (U.S. South Asian Librarians and Collections)
    CONSALD, the Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation, is organized as a committee of the South Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, Inc. The primary objective of the Committee is the development of North American library resources on South Asia.
  • Libraries & Archives in South Asia (LASA)
    A large list in Wiki format of libraries and archives across South Asia.
  • South Asia: Resources for South Asian studies in the British Library
    The British Library offers exceptionally rich resources for the study of South Asia, past and present. South Asia is taken to include India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
  • US National Archives: Online Public Access
    The Online Public Access prototype is our first step to providing a single search to our records from several of our current systems, including the Archival Research Catalog (ARC), Access to Archival Databases (AAD),, and the Electronic Records Archive (ERA).

Librarian for South Asian Studies

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