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South Asian studies

A guide to South Asian books, articles, newspapers, culture, languages, diaspora, and government resources.

General resources

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Government of Pakistan

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

Balochistan Archives

  • An information portal on documents of historical significance for scholars, civil servants, and citizens interested in the history, culture, and politics of Balochistan Province, Pakistan.


Tibet Autonomous Region

  • webpage is in Chinese

Central Tibetan Administration

  • commonly known as "Tibetan Government in Exile"

Colonial powers

Great Britain

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan 1947-1980, Sections I-II

Empire Online

  • interactive collection of primary sources to explore colonial history, politics, culture and society
  • manuscript, images, and full text printed material, by women and men from the European and non-European perspectives
  • sourced from leading archives around the world, including the British Library. Highly indexed

India, Raj and Empire

  • National Library of Scotland
  • Manuscript collections on history of South Asia
  • covers period between the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 and the granting of independence to India and Pakistan in 1947