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South Asia: Primary Sources & Texts

Primary Sources & Texts
See also "Libraries & Archives"

The Free Indological Collection (TFIC):
"[T]housands of rare and valuable books on all areas of Indology"
Internet Archive
Göttingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages and related Indological materials from Central and Southeast Asia
Digital Corpus of Sanskrit (DCS)
Searchable lemmatized Sanskrit texts with resolved Sandhis and full morphological and lexical analysis.
Muktabodha On-line Digital Library
Sanskrit texts on Kashmir Shaivism, Siddhanta, & Tantra
SARIT: Search and Retrieval of Indic Texts
National Mission for Manuscripts

Government of India
Endangered Archives Programme
British Library
Project Madurai
Ancient Tamil literary classics.  
Nepalese-German Manuscript Cataloguing Project (NGMCP)
Formerly, Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project
राज्य मराठी विकास संस्था
600+ rare Marathi books and journals
1820 onwards
East India Company
Facsimiles of full-text primary sources
1600 to 1947
VOC (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie)

Dutch East India Company Archives
Empire Online  
Full-text facsimile documents
15th to 20th centuries
India, Raj and Empire  
Full-text facsimile documents
1710 to 1937
Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan  
Full-text facsimile documents
1947 - 1971
Medical History of British India
Full-text facsimile documents
19th & 20th centuries
British Parliamentary Papers Relating to India
A List and Index of Parliamentary Papers Relating to India
Indian General Elections 2009 Web Archive
Library of Congress
Mitra Sharafi's South Asian Legal History Resources
Anglo-Indian Legal History
Privy Council Appeals; Printed Trial Accounts
Selected 18th c. Documents
French Books on India
Bibliography & full-text facsimiles
1531 - 2016
Online Textbooks for classes I to XII in Hindi, English and Urdu 
National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
Dutch Studies on South Asia, Tibet and classical Southeast Asia Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India
Datasets & Applications
Government of India
Sri Lankan Presidential and General Elections 2010 Web Archive
Library of Congress
A Primer on India's Parliamentary Elections
New York Times
Sanskrit Word Frequency Tool
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers TULIP:  
The universal list of Indian periodicals 
A Critical Survey of Persian Works on Indian Learned Traditions  
A2A Access to Archives
Records from The National Archives and over 2,500 archives across the UK
1947 Partition Archive
"[R]ecords life stories shaped by Partition"
South Indian Sanskrit Manuscripts now catalogued online
Royal Asiatic Society
Sanskrit Documents
In Devanagari, other Indian language scripts, and IAST transliteration
India Textbooks
Online bookseller
Five bizarre 'lessons' in Indian textbooks
NCERT Books PDF Download For Class 1 To 12 – Free eBook Download & App Early Indian Printed Books
18th and 19th century Bengali
South Asia Open Archives (SAOA)
"With an initial emphasis on colonial-era materials from South Asia, a carefully curated collection of resources will fill gaps in available online collections."
Regional Bhakti Scholars Network (RBSN)        

Librarian for South
Southeast Asia


Last updated:

April 3, 2020

Next update:

May 4, 2020