Librarian for South Asian Studies
Sterling Memorial Library, room 210
(look for the bulletin board)
International Collections and Research Support
Mail: PO Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
Tel: (203) 432-7795
Subjects:South Asia, Area Studies, Himalayan studies, Religion, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Hindi, Sinhala, Sanskrit, Pali, Foreign languages and literature
Favorite Books:Writing down the bones : freeing the writer within / Natalie Goldberg
FREN 020/HSAR 008 Orientalism in Art & Literature
- Last Updated Jan 16, 2015
Intro to Orientalism in European literature & art from 17th century to today. Influence of encounters with peoples & countries of the Middle East on art & literature; emphasis on French & British works. Sources include fiction, poetry, painting, & film.
Himalayan Collections at Yale: Thinking like a librarian
- Last Updated Aug 24, 2014
This is a guide for students in Mark Turin's Fall 2013 class, "Himalayan Collections at Yale" (ANTH 317 | HSAR 479 | SAST 363 | EAST 363)
NMML-Yale Library Conference
- Last Updated Jul 1, 2014
This Guide contains information from the NMML Workshop ‘Best Practices in Library and Archives Management’ in association with Yale University.
Resources for South Asian Studies (SAST) Majors
- Last Updated Feb 18, 2015
This guide contains specialized resources for all SAST majors, including senior essayists. Also helpful for students just starting in the South Asian Studies field.
South Asia Collection
- Last Updated Jan 23, 2015
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.
South Asia in Manuscripts and Archives
- Last Updated Feb 11, 2015
This is a brief overview of selected collections in Yale's Manuscripts and Archives (located within Sterling Memorial Library) that have South Asia content.
South Asia in the Beinecke
- Last Updated Jan 15, 2015
South Asia: Forestry and Environmental Studies
- Last Updated Mar 11, 2015
This Guide contains information about the study of Forestry and Environmental Studies as it pertains to the area of South Asia (including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet).
South Asia: Himalayan Studies
- Last Updated Jan 5, 2015
This Guide contains information about Himalayan Studies (including Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, and the Tibetan cultural areas that traverse the borders of all those states), in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
South Asia: Humanities
- Last Updated Jan 6, 2015
This Guide is intended to aid students and researchers in the Humanities in doing research on the geographical area of South Asia.
South Asia: Orientalism from the 17th-20th centuries
- Last Updated Dec 15, 2014
Orientalism in literature & art from 17th century to today. Influence of encounters with peoples & countries of South Asia on art & literature. Sources include fiction, poetry, painting, & film.
South Asia: Religious Studies
- Last Updated Mar 31, 2015
Information about some religions found in South Asia, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Christianity, and Sikhism.
South Asia: Statistics and Census Data
- Last Updated Mar 31, 2015
A compilation of various paper and electronic resources with statistics and/or census data from and about South Asia, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Himalayan region, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
What language is it?
- Last Updated Aug 12, 2014
This is a Guide for YUL staff to help identify scripts and which selector they belong to.
Hello! As the Assistant Curator of the South Asia Collection, I am in charge of growing Yale's collection of books, journals, movies, and music from South Asia (including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Himalayan region, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). In addition to a degree in Library Science, I also hold an MA from UW-Madison in Languages and Cultures of Asia. While there, I specialized in Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Thailand (my BA is also in Religious Studies).
I have studied many languages, including: Hindi, Sanskrit, Pali, Sinhala (from Sri Lanka), Thai, French, and Russian. I also have studied linguistics and quite enjoy learning new scripts (for transliteration purposes). So far, I've picked up Tamil and Panjabi.
In my spare time I teach ballroom dance, my favorite dances being Rumba, Tango, and West Coast Swing.
Please feel free to call, email, or stop by with a question at any time! I am usually in my office (SML 333) between 8:30 - 5:00 pm, M-F.