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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.
Yale University Library's South Asia Collection is developed and curated to support the research of South Asian Studies Council, visiting faculty/researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students. The collection, while expansive, is particularly strong in the following subject areas:
History of western involvement in South Asia
Independence-era India (ca.1947)
Modern literature in English and Hindi
Classical Sanskrit and Pali literature
Religion (especially Pali Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, and Christian missionary activity)
Materials in other areas, while not as heavily represented, are also actively collected: law, economics, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, and Hinduism
Researching a Topic Not Mentioned Above?
If the above mentioned areas don't include your research topics/areas, please let us know! Our South and Southeast Asian Studies Librarian is always happy to revise and expand our collection development foci.