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Location of Materials
South Asian Studies collection:
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- Primary Emphasis : Materials covering Indus Valley Civilization era (3300 to 1300 BCE) to the present.
- Department of South Asian Studies:Research emphasis is on the late modern era (19th-21st centuries); teaching also includes Vediic period, through to Moghul Empire, British rule and Independent South Asian countries.
- Political Science and International Studies: Interest in materials on 20th and 21st centuries
- History: Emphasis on cultural history of early modern South Asia, 1500-1800 including History of Medieval and Mughal India, to classes in Environmental History.
- Religion: Emphasis on on Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikkhism and Islam.
- Primary Emphasis India and Pakistan
- Secondary Emphasis: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Bhutan and Nepal.
- Out of scope: Maldives
- Primary Emphasis is on materials in English, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Sanskrit and Prakrit.
- Secondary Emphasis : All other South Asian Languages such as Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odiya etc. are represented.
- Tertiary Emphasis : European and other Asian languages also included as appropriate.
- Books, periodicals, manuscripts, media (primarily DVDs, CDs and audio recordings), microforms (for some antiquarian material and archival collections), maps.
Do not buy:
- Textbooks , Sciences., Law, Medicine