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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.

South Asia

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



Welcome! In this guide you will find selected major resources western and South Asian languages that will help you begin your research across subjects in South Asian Studies. At Yale University Library, South Asia includes the peoples, languages, and lands included in the following modern states:

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

For assistance in navigating or using these resources, or for additional information on South Asian Studies research material in the Yale University Libraries and beyond, please feel free to contact the interim Librarian for South and Southeast Asian Studies using the contact information on the right hand side of this guide.


Rich Richie will be serving as interim Librarian for South and Southeast Asian Studies starting December 1, 2021. As an expert on South and Southeast Asian resources, he will be an invaluable resource for students and faculty from all disciplines working on these regions.



Librarian for South Asian Studies

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Rich Richie
Sterling Memorial Library, 212

Southeast Asia Reading Room: Sterling Memorial Library, 214

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 208240

130 Wall Street

New Haven, CT 06520