New to the Library: South Asia Archive

I’m happy to let you know that the Library now has access to the South Asia Archive from Taylor & Francis, a specialist digital platform providing global electronic access to culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within, and about, the South Asian region.

You can access South Asia Archive via the Digital Primary Source and Archive Collections guide or the Databases A-Z list. You will also be able to access it from DiscoverEd within the next few days.

The South Asia Archive is an extensive resource for students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences. The historical documents within the Archive are interdisciplinary, reflecting the varied range of knowledge production in colonial and early post-colonial India and the wider sub-continent.

Comprising material sourced from collectors and archivists by the South Asia Research Foundation, the resource contains millions of pages of digitised primary and secondary material in a mix of English and vernacular languages dating back to the start of the 18th Century, up to the mid-20th Century including journals, reports, books,  legislation documents and Indian film booklets

You can access South Asia Archive via the Digital Primary Source and Archive Collections guide or the Databases A-Z list. You will also be able to access it from DiscoverEd within the next few days.

The Library has access to a wide range of historical documents and primary source material online. You can access all of these via the Digital Primary Source and Archive Collections guide. Or if you’re interested in seeing more resources related to South Asia then take a look at our South Asian Studies guide.

Access is only available to current students and staff at the University of Edinburgh.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology