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The South Asia Open Archives Initiative (SAOA) seeks to create and maintain a collection of open access materials for the study of South Asia. This major collaborative initiative is aimed at addressing the current scarcity of digital resources pertinent to South Asian studies and at making collections more widely accessible both to North American scholars and to researchers elsewhere in the world.

Digital Colonial Documents from La Trobe University intendsto promote study of the rare seminal documents which were influential in the formation of the notions of nation, state and culture during the colonial period.

Digital Library of India is a digital collection of freely accessible rare books in all languages collected from various libraries in India.

GRETIL: Gottingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages especially in classical languages

Long Emergency: Media and Democracy in India is conceived as a series of oral history interviews documenting journalistic praxis around the time the the Indian emergency (1975-1977).  

1947 Partition Archive: Survivors and their Memories at Stanford University is an open access preservation repository for oral history video interviews conducted through the 1947 Partition Archive Project.  

SARIT ("Search and Retrieval of Indic Texts") provides Indologists with machine readable texts and digital instruments for philological research.

Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library publishes multilingual studies, multimedia learning resources, and creative works concerned with the area's environments, cultures, and histories.

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Digital Dictionaries of South Asia aims to have at least one multilingual dictionary for each of the twenty-six modern literary languages of South Asia. For the more frequently taught languages, a monolingual dictionary also has been chosen.

Digital South Asia Library (DSAL) is a global collaborative effort to make important and rare South Asian resources available to the international community. Included in DSAL are reference resources, images, maps, statistics, bibliographies, indexes and books and journals.  Also included here is the 19th Century Publications in the British Library's Oriental and India Office Collections catalog and the listing of the Official Publications of India.

Guide to the Indexing of South Asian Studies Periodicals seeks to identify and list South Asian periodical titles and to identify if a particular title has been indexed and if so, to what extent.


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