Resources: General Information

South Asia Initiative at Harvard

A center at Harvard University dedicated to advancing instruction and research of global issues with a South Asia focus.

SARAI - South Asia Resource Access on the Internet

Based out of Columbia University, this online resources includes archives from the special collections of the university, as well as bibliographical and literary information, as well as newspaper archives.

Indian Art Department Records of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

This record group dating back from 1896 consists primarily of general correspondence and exhibition records that document the department's activities. The collection is open to the public for research. 

Digital South Asia Library — Images, maps and a host of other information

A collaboration between the University of Chicago and the Center for Research Libraries, this online archive brings together images, maps, reference resources, statistical information, literature and other deep wells of information for those interested in South Asian cultures.


Maps at the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection

This massive database of over 250,000 maps encompasses the whole globe, including Asia. Drawn from a variety of sources, it includes a wealth of information spacialized geographically.


The Wisers' Experience in Karimpur

A photo archive of the changes in the Karimpur region over a fifty year span, detailing the years 1925 to 1975 from the perspective of anthropologists and missionaries Charlotte and William Wiser.


Kamat’s Potpourri

An Indian family's online archive of the culture and history of their country, as well as the flora and fauna. First person insight into a wide range of topics.


Columbia University: Maps of South Asia

A historical collection of maps, spanning thousands of years and including various historical perspectives.