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South Asian Studies

This South Asian Studies Research Guide is a library tool to assist scholars and students at NYU in finding useful resources (in print and online) on South Asia.

South Asia Web Portals

A listing of a few websites useful for gathering information on South Asia. These portals provide further internal links to various subjects and tools on different South Asian topics.


  • Banglapedia -- National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (a reference tool on Bangladesh from ancient period to date, both in English and Bangla)
  • eSocialSciences portal [free registration required] (research in the social sciences and humanities on India and South Asia)
  • ProPoor: South Asia (links, information, resources and news about development work and NGOs in South Asia)
  • SAJA: South Asian Journalists Association (forum for journalists of South Asian origin and journalists interested in South Asia or the South Asian Diaspora. Also covers media freedom and censorship issues affecting South Asian communities)
  • SARDS 2 (an electronic database with a focus on humanities and social sciences containing bibliographic references to South Asia research articles published in journals, collective volumes, conference proceedings, Festschrift and so on)
  • SAVIFA: Virtual Library of South Asia (University of Heidelburg)
  • South Asian Network  (a community based organization working towards advancing the health, empowerment and solidarity of persons of South Asian origin in Southern California)
  • South Asian Web Resources (University of British Columbia) (provides links to language and linguistic material and daily newspapers across South Asia)
  • World Bank -- South Asia (gives an overview of the strategies and polices implemented by the World Bank in relation to countries in South Asia including data, projects and research in these nations)

South Asia Librarian

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Aruna Magier
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