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South Asian Studies: Welcome

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.


On March 14, 2020, Yale Libraries temporarily closed as part of the university's comprehensive response to the potential health threat posed to faculty, staff, and students from coronavirus.

Updates are available here:

For general library services and support, chat services and remote assistance have been extended.

The Library has negotiated a number of trial and temporarily-free resources for all patrons, available here:

While this will impact collection development, I am still available for reference and research consultations, and working to make sure that library support for patrons in South and Southeast Asian Studies continues. Feel free to reach out for requests, consultations, and any other issues that may arise.

For guidance on using library collections according to discipline and methodology, check out my Area Studies: Methods and Materials LibGuide:

South Asia

Mahabharata, 1850. Persian MSS +94, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Libary



This Guide is intended to give a wide reaching introduction to the South Asian Studies collection at Yale University, as well as offer some important advice for new adn experienced researchers alike. South Asia generally includes the following:

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

But this short list cannot do justice to the diversity of peoples, languages, communities, religions, and histories that connect and interact throughout this region. Rather than present a comprehensive picture of the region, my goal here is to introduce students, faculty, and other researchers to the various types of materials we have available on the region as well as give you a sense of the major directions and questions in the field.

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.

For more detailed and specific information, email me for a consultation, or see the following subject specific LibGuides. 


Librarian for South Asian Studies

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Brandon J. Miliate, PhD
214 Sterling Memorial Library