Suggestions for new books, serials, films, and all other information resources are welcome and may be forwarded to: Mara L. Thacker, the South Asian Studies Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
Bodhi Ajanta: Anonymous
Plucked string instruments: Soinuenea
Qutb Minar: Steve Evans
Taj Mahal: Anonymous
Surrender of Kandahar: Abdul Hamid Lahori
Khajuraho Temple Detail: Arnold Betten
Hampi: Adam Jones
Stone carvings in Lamayuru: Asani Bhaduri
Phugtal Monastery: Anonymous
Ganga Arti at Varanasi: Dalbera
Confluence of Indus and Zanskar: Baldiri
The University Library has excellent printed and electronic resources that support teaching and research in South Asian Studies, which includes countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives, and Bhutan.
Reference service and orientation is provided at the International and Area Studies Library, where patrons can find assistance using the collections and services from language specialists.
The South Asian library collection has grown steadily with gifts from the government of India and indivdiuals, and substantial library acquistions. Cooperative and exchange agreements exist with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Digital South Asia Library (DSAL), and South Asia Microfilm Project (SAMP).
Reference works and a selection of current serials in English and South Asian languages are housed in the International and Area Studies Library located on the third floor of the Main Library. All other materials can be found in the Main Stacks and in various departmental libraries.
CWL/MACS 207: Indian Cinema
A guide library resources for students enrolled in CWL/MACS 207: Indian Cinema in Context.
Geographies of Globalization
A library resource guide for students enrolled in GEOG 106
RLST 286: Introduction to
This guide is intended to help students enrolled in RLST 286: "Introduction to Hinduism" complete their research assignments .
South Asian Studies
This guide provides information on South Asian Studies resources available to UIUC students, staff and faculty.