South Asia Resources for Scholars


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South Asia Title VI Resource Centers

Looking for South Asia resources closer to home? Each of these South Asia Centers sponsors programming for educators and the general public. If you are looking for South Asia Resources in your area, one of the following centers might be able to assist you.

University of Chicago South Asia Language Resource Center
Southern Asia Center, University of Chicago
Columbia University
Cornell University
Syracuse University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas, Austin
University of Wisconsin, Madison



Scholar Networks


H-ASIA Email Discussion List of History of Asia; co-edited by Professor Frank Conlon

American Institute of Bangladesh Studies Information on Conferences, Fellowships and other Opportunities for Bangladesh scholars.

American Institute of Indian Studies Information on Conferences, Fellowships and other Opportunities for Indianists.

American Institute of Pakistan Studies Information on Conferences, Fellowships and other Opportunities for Pakistanists.

American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies Information on Conferences, Fellowships and other Opportunities for Sri Lanka scholars.

South Asia Public Health Forum This website is meant for the exchange of ideas and information among Public Health Professionals Worldwide, but especially who have interest in South Asia

South Asia Resource Access on the Internet (SARAI) Links to Scholar Directories, Libraries, Country Information and much more.

Swedish South Asian Studies Network



Digital Collections


The South Asia Microform Project (SAMP)

is a cooperative program that seeks to acquire and maintain a readily accessible collection of unique materials in microform related to the study of South Asia. Materials are collected both through the filming efforts of the project and through the purchase of positive copies of materials filmed by other groups, institutions and companies.


Digital South Asia Library

Online information about contemporary and historical South Asia including: full-text documents; statistical data; electronic images; cartographic representations; pedagogical resources for language instruction; delivery on demand of page images from South Asia, scanned from both paper and microform sources; and internet-based indexes to highly select journals in the regional languages of South Asia.


Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project

The British Library / University of Washington Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project was founded in September 1996 in order to promote the study, editing, and publication of a unique collection of fifty-seven fragments of Buddhist manuscripts on birch bark scrolls, written in the Kharosthi script and the Gandhari (Prakrit) language that were acquired by the British Library in 1994. The manuscripts date from, most likely, the first century A.D., and as such are the oldest surviving Buddhist texts, which promise to provide unprecedented insights into the early history of Buddhism in north India and in central and east Asia.


Panjab Digital Library

The mission of the Panjab Digital Library (PDL) is to locate, digitize, preserve, collect and make accessible the accumulated wisdom of the Panjab region, without distinction as to script, language, religion, nationality, or other physical condition.
Manuscripts, books, official records, newspapers, miniatures, murals, periodicals, paintings, pictures, architecture etc are all are being digitized at PDL.


South Asia Center
University of Washington
303 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-4800 phone
(206) 685-0668 fax

Anand Yang, Director

Keith Snodgrass, Associate Director

Molly Wilskie-Kala, Program Coordinator

Nick Gottschall, Graduate Student Assistant

Robyn Davis, FLAS Coordinator

Sunila Kale, Graduate Program Coordinator