South Asian Beinecke CollectionsSouth Asia in MSSABritish IndiaMissionaries in South AsiaMahatma GandhiHimalayan Special CollectionsPersian CollectionsArt and ArchitectureSanskrit / Pali / Prakrit
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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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Collection strengths

Yale University Library's holdings of materials on South Asia are strongest and/or fastest growing in the following subject areas:

  • the history of western involvement in South Asia
  • Independance-era India (ca.1947)
  • modern literature in English and Hindi
  • classical Sanskrit and Pali literature
  • religion (especially Pali Buddhism, Jainism, and Christian missionary activity)
  • Bollywood movies
  • Art history
  • agricultural and forestry material (Subject Guide)
  • the Himalayas (Subject Guide)

Materials in other areas, while not as heavily represented, are also actively collected: law, economics, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, religion (Islam, Hinduism, etc), and philosophy. 



Librarian for South Asian Studies

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Sterling Memorial Library, room 210
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Writing down the bones : freeing the writer within / Natalie Goldberg

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