About South Asian Studies

The South Asian Studies collection at Indiana University supports the Dhar India Studies Program within the School of Global and International Studies, as well as other relevant research and instruction within the School and in the College of Arts and Sciences. Resources are collectied in the humanities and social sciences, including: political science, religious studies, literature, economics, film, media, folklore, journalism, history, philosophy, theater, art, criminal justice, geography, and music as well as reference tools.  Historically, there is an emphasis on language and literature in Hindi and Sanskrit, and on the contemporary history of India.


Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali are regularly taught and supported through library acquisitions, with growing collections in Tamil.

 All formats are collected of both primary and secondary materials, including e-books, dvds, and videos. Use IUCAT to search for these materials.


The Bibliography of Asian Studies, listed to the left under South Asian Studies, is a great starting point for research. The others are some of our key South Asia-specific resources. You may click 'view all' to see others, or select one of the Concentrations listed below to find specific kinds of materials or subject matter.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Karen S. Farrell at karsfarr@indiana.edu.

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