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HY200/PA 250 Topics in History: Pre-Modern & Modern South Asia: Books

Devanagari Manuscripts

Palm leaf manuscripts in Devanagari script. 

Hosted by Columbia University, where these resources were also linked: Resources for S and SE Asian Languages and Cultures, SARAI, and SAJA

Library of Congress Classification

DS             History of Asia

  DS376-392.2     Pakistan
  DS393-396.9     Bangladesh. East Pakistan
  DS401-(486.8)  India (Bharat)
  DS488-490        Sri Lanka
  DS491-492.9     Bhutan
  DS493-495.8     Nepal
  DS498-498.8     Goa. Portuguese in India

PK                    Indo-Iranian Languages and Literatures

Online Catalogs & Resources

IndCat Online Union Catalogue of Indian Universities

Electronic Resources for the study of Southern Asia The Southern Asia Collection and the University of Chicago have developed a portal for a number of online resources and databases related to South Asia

Union Catalogue for South Asia from the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries.

Historical Atlas of South Asia from Digital South Asia Library



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Tiger, the CC library catalog, will tell you what we own (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) or subscribe to (journals, databases, etc.) at Colorado College. It will not help you find articles in journals.

Use Prospector to request books & more from across Colorado

If you can't find a book, DVD, CD, or other item you need in Tiger, you can use Prospector to search libraries across Colorado and then request that they be sent to the Tutt Library circulation desk for you to check out here.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg provides access to electronic texts of many works that are in the public domain.

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Google Books and Other Ebook Sources

Google is not the only wholesale digitization effort going on. Microsoft, Yahoo, and numerous university presses and other publishers teamed up in Fall 2005 to form the Open Content Alliance (OCA; The OCA intends to build a multilingual and multimedia collection. OCA books will in the future be accessible directly through the OCA website and indexed through Yahoo, but are best browed or searched at present through the "texts" section of the Internet Archive site at

There are also projects that attempt to index available e-books. The Digital Book Index (DBI) at has kept up reasonably well with existing projects, and the Online Books Page ( links to 25,000 free e-books, but these figures will be dwarfed by the Google and OCA projects.

Use WorldCat to request books from throughout the U.S.



When the materials you want are not available in TIGER or Prospector, you can search in WorldCat and request them through Interlibrary Loan.

  • WorldCat lists library holdings throughout the nation
  • Items usually arrive in 5-10 business days

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