The Collection

The South Asia Archive is a specialist digital platform providing global electronic access to culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within - and about - the South Asian region. It is not merely a repository, but a vehicle for targeted research, and one which has been intelligently structured to ensure efficient content discovery.

  • Documents have been selected and catalogued by subject specialist editors, with expert commentaries provided to guide users through serial content.

  • The archive contains millions of pages of digitized primary and secondary material in a mix of English and vernacular languages dating back to the start of the eighteenth century, up to the mid-twentieth century.

  • It provides online access to previously unavailable resources in South Asian studies.

  • It is a versatile resource with benefits for researchers, lecturers, and students across a diverse range of subject areas.

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