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South Asia

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.

I (Brent Bianchi) have just joined in Autumn 2022. Thanks for your patience as I revise and expand these guides, and I am confident you will benefit from the work of my predecessors in the meantime. I look forward to learning about your usage of these collections, and of course please do not hesitate with asking questions.  

Librarian for South Asian Studies