South Asia Links

Note: The inclusion of links on this page does not necessarily imply that the views expressed therein are endorsed by either Dr. Lubin or Washington and Lee University. An attempt has been made to present a variety ofpoints of view on controversial topics.

News & Comment

Asia:

AsiaSource, The Asia Society, New York
The WorldNews Network: Asia
IIAS Newsletter Online, Leiden

South Asia:

Himal Southasian Magazine

India:

Journals:
Economic and Political Weekly

News Magazines:
Frontline
India Today
Outlook India

Newspapers:
The Hindu (Madras)
The Times of India (New Delhi)
The Indian Express (New Delhi)
The Statesman (Calcutta)
The Deccan Chronicle (Hyderabad)
The Milli Gazette (Indo-Muslim newspaper)

News Services:
Tehelka.com
Good News India

Radio and Television:
NDTV
Zee News
Doordarshan
BBC News in Hindi / Urdu / Tamil / Bengali
Deutsche Welle’s Hindi News
Voice of America Hindi Service

Pakistan:

Newspapers:
Daily Pakistan News
Dawn (Karachi)
Friday Times
Frontier Post
Hi Pakistan
The International News
Jasarat
Jang-Group of Newspapers
The Nation
Nawa-i-Waqt
Pakistan Observer
Pakistan Today
Business Recorder

Magazines:
Chowk
Pakistan Link

News Services:
News Network International
Pakistan Forum
IMRAN Group NeWWWs Services

Radio and Television:
Radio Pakistan
PakistanTelevision Corporation
BBC World Service in Urdu

Sri Lanka:

News Magazines:
The Island
Virakesari Illustrated Weekly

Newspapers:
Daily News
Lankadeepa
LankaWeb News
Sunday Leader
Sunday Times

Radio:
Sirasa 106.5 FM
Shakthi 105.1 FM
TNL 101.7 FM
BBC World Service in Sinhala

Bangladesh:

Newspapers:
The Independent
The Daily Star
The New Nation
The Bangladesh Daily
TheBangladesh Observer
Mayerdak: Human Rights News from Bangladesh (including links to newspapers in Bengali)

Radio and Television:
Online Bangla Radio

Nepal:

Newspapers:
Kathmandu Post / Kantipur Online
NepalNews

Radio and Television:
RadioSagarmatha 102.4
Kantipur FM 96.1
BBC World Service in Nepali

Bhutan:

Bhutan News Online

Afghanistan:

News:
AfghanDaily

Magazine:
Lemar-Aftaab

News Servers:
AfghanOnline Press
Afghan News Channel

Radio:
AzadiAfghan Radio

Tibet:

Voice of Tibet

Overseas:

IndiaAbroad
Rediffon the Net

Other Countries:
WorldwideLive Radio Links

Law, Society & Politics:

Law

Links on Comparative Legal History

Premodern Law & Dharmaśāstra
Bibliographyof Hindu Law
Dharmashastra Alois Payer; in German)
Hindu Law (a good Wikipedia entry)
Course: ‘Hindu Law in Theory and Practice’ (WLU)

Modern Indian Law
India: A Legal Research Guide (U. Wisc.)
Constitution of India
Constituent Assembly
Constituent Assembly Debates (1946-50)
Parliament of India
India Code (Acts of Parliament since 1836)
Judgments of the Courts
Legislative Bodies in India

Social Issues & Groups:

Ekta:A South Asian Progressive Network
South Asia Citizen’s Web
Sabrang / Communalism Conflict
South Asian Women’s NETwork
Indian Muslim Council
South Asia Forum for Human Rights
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and His People
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
Vishwa Hindu Parishad / Bajrang Dal
Human Rights Cong. for Bangladesh Minorities
U.S. Commission on Internat’l Religious Freedom
Young India

Statistics & Official Data:

Prime Minister’s Office (GOI)
Indian Parliament (GOI)
Census of India (GOI)
External Affairs (GOI)
Library of Congress Country Studies
CIA World Factbook
Indian Elections

Political Parties:

Indian National Congress
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Samajwadi Party
Tamil Maanila Congress
AIADMK
DMK

Military & Security Sites:

Indian Military & StrategicIssues
DefenceIndia.com
South Asia Terrorism Portal – South Asia Intelligence Review

Non-Governmental Organizations:

Centre for Science and Environment
EC / UNFPA Initiative for Reproductive Health in Asia
Crisisweb (International Crisis Group)

Language and Culture

Language Links:

Indo-Iranian Group
Indo-Aryan
Hindi (North India / national language)
Platts’ Dictionary of Urdu & Classical Hindi (DSAL)
N.H.Zide, A Premchand Reader (DSAL)
Urdu (Indian Muslims and Pakistan)
Urdu Poetry Archive
Platts’ Dictionary of Urdu & Classical Hindi (DSAL)
C.F.Naim, Introductory Urdu, v. 1, v. 2 (DSAL)
C.F.Naim, Readings in Urdu (DSAL)
Bengali (N.E. India and Bangladesh)
E.C.Dimock, Intro. to Bengali (DSAL)
E.C.Dimock, Bengali Prose Reader (DSAL)
Tamil (South India)
Sanskrit (a classical Indian language)
Ancient [Vedic] Sanskrit Online
Daily News in Sanskrit (All India Radio)
SanskritPradipika: An e-Tutor
Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon
Apte Sanskrit Dictionary
Cappeller’s Digital Sanskrit Lexicon
Buddhist Digital Library
Stutimandal (poetry website)
Pali and Tibetan (Buddhist languages)
PTS Pali Dictionary (DSAL)
Buddhist Digital Library

Iranian
Iranian Studies @ Harvard: P. O. Skjærvø
Old Iranian On-Line (Avestan Dictionary)

Indian English
Hobson-Jobson: Glossary of Anglo-Indian Words

Proto-Indo-European
Early Indo-European On-Line
Winfred P. Lehmann – on-line books
Indo-European Etymological Dictionary

Regions-Specific Sites:

Clickable Map of Indian States: Rulers CLICKABLE MAP

India in General:
Manas: India and Its Neighbors
Philip’s Fil-ums (Phil Lutgendorf’s reviews)
Hindi Films and Music Lyrics

Bengal:

Washington Bangla Radio

Karnataka:
Kannadasaahithya.com

Kashmir:
Kashmiri

Pandits
Terrorism in Kashmir

Maharashtra:
Maayboli: Marathi and Maharashtra
Tukaram (17th century Marathi poet)

Rajasthan:
The Epic of Pabuji

Tamil Nadu:
Tamil

Heritage Foundation:
TamilWeb

Uttar Pradesh:
The Village of Karimpur, 1925-1998

Nepal:
Jwajalapa: Newar Culture

Bangladesh:
The Ricksha Arts of Bangladesh
Mayerdak: Human Rights News from Bangladesh
Silent Genocide: Chittagong Hill Tracts

Pakistan:
Pakistan Heritage Society
Sindh Today

Afghanistan:
Nuristan Site (Richard Strand)
Afghanistan, the Taliban, and the US (Berkeley)
Afghanpedia / Sabawoon Online
Institute for Afghan Studies

The Arts of South Asia

The Huntington Archive of Buddhist & Related Art

Unclassifiable!

PhoolanDevi, Bandit Queen

Religions

On the Academic Study of Religion:
“Why Study Religion?” (AAR)
“StudyingReligion” (NAASR)

Hindu Sites:
Meeting God: Elements of Hindu Devotion
Perspectives on Hinduism – 19th c. (F. Pritchett)
Stories of Krishna (Seattle Art Museum)
Devi: The Great Goddess (Smithsonian site)
The Ramayana Project
Murugan Bhakti
Kataragama-Skanda
Vishwa Madhva Sangha
Tatvavada.org(Madhva Advaita)
The Dvaita page (Dualist Theology)
Gayatri Pariwar
Swadhyay Parivar
Arya Samaj
Brahma Kumaris
ISKCON (Hare Krishnas)
Sanatan Sanstha for Scientific Spirituality
TheRamakrishna Mission
SadhuVaswani Mission
Theosophical  Society
Hindu Calendar

Hindu Temples in India:
Dakshinamnaya Sri Sringeri Sarada Peetham
Mahishamardini Temple, Kadiyali, Udupi
Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi
Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi (2)
Minakshi Temple, Madurai
Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation
Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Home Page
Siddhi Vinayak Ganapati Temple, Bombay
Akshardham, Gandhinagar (Swaminarayan)

Selected Temples in the USA:
Shantiniketan Temple, Roanoke, Va.
LOTUS Shrine, Yogaville, Va.
Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Md. (DC area)
Rajdhani Mandir, Washington, DC
Durga Temple, Fairfax, Va. (DC area)
Murugan Temple, Lanham, Md. (DC area)
Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam, NYC
Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam, Houston
Shri Ganesh Temple, Nashville, Tenn.
Sri Rajarajeswari Peetam, Rochester, NY
Sri Venkateswara Temple, Aurora, Ill.

Larger Directories:
Temples On-Line (U.S. & Canada)
Templenet
Hindu Temples Reference Center (VHP)

Buddhist Sites:
Access to Insight: Theravada Texts
Digital Dictionary of Buddhism
Buddhist

Digital Library and Museum
Buddhism on the Silk Road
Tibetan

Buddhism (Gov’t of Tibet in Exile)
The Black Hat Lama of Tibet
Yogacara Buddhism Research Assoc.
Buddhist Studies WWW VL
Global Resources in Buddhist Studies
Buddhanet

near Lexington:
Bodhi Path Buddhist Center (Natural Bridge)
Dharmapala Buddhist Center (Roanoke)

Islamic Sites:
Muslims Respond to the WTC Attack
Indian Muslim Council
Islam

in SE Asia / Susan Russell
Links to Islamic Organizations
(Amir Hussain)
Islamic Voice
Living Islam
The Milli Gazette
Dargah of Kwaja Gharibnawaz

Sikh Sites:
SIKHNET:

The Sikhism Network for Sikhs
Sikhism, thy name is love and sacrifice
Virtual Tour of the Golden Temple
Nishkam Sikh Welfare Council
Yatra Sri Hemkunt Sahib Web Site
Institute of Sikh Studies
Sikhism@religioustolerance.org

Jain Sites:
Jainworld
Jain Festivals
Jain Temples and Centers in the West

Parsi (Zoroastrian) Sites:
Avesta: Zoroastrian Archives
Traditional Zoroastrianism
FEZANA (Fed. of Zor. Associations)

Textual Study

Resource Collections:
SARAI:
S. Asia Resource Access on the
Internet (Columbia)

ASNIC:
Asian Studies Network Information Center (Austin)
Digital South Asia Library (U. Chicago)
Electronic Resources for South Asia (Berkeley)
Univ. of Virginia Library South Asia Resources
AsiaWWW
Virtual Library

Indology Homepage
(London)

Digital Texts:
Indology (London)
Text Encoding Initiative HomePage
GRETIL
(Göttingen Register of Electr. Textsin Ind. Langs.) GRETIL

News
TITUS
(Thesaurus Indogerm. Text- & Sprachmaterialien)
Muneo Tokunaga’s Site (Kyoto)
Osaka Site (Tulsidas, Patanjali, Kausikasutra)
Rgveda (metrically restored)
Pali Canon
Patanjali’s Mahabhasya (Cardona)
Gaudiya Grantha Mandira
Tamil Heritage Foundation
Indo-European Etymological Dictionary (Leiden)
Sanskrit Documents List
South Asia Microform Project
Cologne Sanskrit, Tamil, Pahlavi Dictionaries
Sri Sathya Sai Veda Pratishtan

Digitized Printed Works:
Peter Wyzlic’s List of Digitized Indological Books
Gallica (Journal asiatique, BEFEO, et al. in PDF) | beta
Persée (French journals)
Google Books (full text PDF only) | Google Scholar
Muktabodha (KSTS, Devakottai editions
Digital South Asia Library (Chicago)
Internet Archive – Texts
Digital Library of India
eBdb (Russia)

Manuscript Collections:
IGNCA (Indira Gandhi Nat’l Ctr. Arts)
Institut Français de Pondichéry
Nepal-German Ms. Preservation Project
Oriental and India Office Collections
Research Inst. of Skt. Mss. & Bst. Lit. (Peking)
Sarasvati Mahal Library, Tanjore
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
SBB – Handschriftenabteilung
Muktabodha (paper mss of IFP; Joglekar vaidikamss)

Manuscriptology & Textual Analysis:
Interpreting Ancient Manuscripts
Indoskript: Database of Indian Paleography
International Dunhuang Project (British Library): ‘Standards and Procedures for Manuscript Digitisation’
Medieval Ms. Manual (CEU, Budapest)

Bibliographies:
fmanuscarIndian Philosophy (K. Potter)
Asian Studies Bibliographies Centers and Institutes:
American Institute of Indian Studies
International Institute for Asian Studies
Institut Français de Pondichéry
École Française d’Extrême-Orient / Indologie
Centre de Sciences Humaines, Delhi
U. Penn. South Asia Center
Center for the Adv. Study of India, U. Penn.
Südasien-Institut, Heidelberg
Institut für Indologie und Tamilistik, Köln
CESMEO
Center for the Adv. Study of Sanskrit, Pune
Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute (Cochin)
Pondicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture
Recorded Sound Reference Center, LC

Scholars’ Homepages:
Gudrun Bühnemann
John R. Gardner / “Vedavid”
Gérard Huet
Jan Houben / “Veda and Vedic Ritual”
Christophe Jaffrelot
Klaus Karttunen / “Orality vs Written Text”
Saskia Kersenboom / “Parampara”
D. N. Lielukhine / Indian Epigraphy
Patrick Olivelle
Asko Parpola 
Gregory Possehl
Fran Pritchett / Fran’s Links Omnibus
Alexis Sanderson
P. Oktor Skjærvø / Iranian Studies @ Harvard
John Smith
McComas Taylor
Volker Thewalt / “Felsbilder und Inschriften”
Gene R. Thursby
Susan Wadley / “Ramayana Project”
Michael Witzel
R.J. Zydenbos

Computing Tools:
Using Unicode Fonts with Mac OSX
Indic Language Fonts (Luc Devroye)
Fonts & Programs for Indologists (John Smith)

Historiography

Archeology and Art History:
Harappa: The Indus Valley Site
Afghanistan1969-1974
Kala Darshana: Exploring Indian Art History
The Huntington Archive (OSU)

Historical Documents On-Line:
Indian Epigraphy
Inscriptionsfrom N. Pakistan
SouthIndian Inscriptions (whatisindia.com)
Rajasthani Diplomatic Reports: Some 50
documents from Rajasthan (dating from ca. 1695-1720). The documents contain reports sent by the ambassadors of the Jaipur/Amber-state to their rulers and give first-hand information on the events at the Mughal court.  Includes some basic information on the writing systems, paleography, etc.
General Report on the Census of India, 1891
British Library Online Newspaper Archive
Indoskript: Database of South Asian Scripts

Data and Bibliographies:
Rulers (worldwide, since 17th c.)
Adherents.com (statistics on religions)

Projects on Premodern South Asia
Sanskrit Knowledge Systems on the Eve of Colonialism (1550-1750)
Project South Asia

The Indo-Aryans and the Indus Valley Civilization Debate:
The Ancient Indus Valley (Omar Khan)
IVC-Aryan Bibliography
Parpola Supplement
Indo-Aryan discussion: Hess summary
Voice of India (a Hindu nationalist site devoted to rejecting the scholarly consensus that Indo-Aryan culture was carried into South Asia in the 2nd millennium BCE; the view offered here is that Sanskrit language and culture is indigenous to India)

Romani (“Gypsy”) Links:
The Romani Project (Graz)
The Romani Project (Manchester)
Patrin Web Journal
Rroma Culture, Traditions, Issues

Tools:
Pancanga (figure dates in Indian eras)
Timepiece: Hindu Festivals and Fasts

Scholarly Societies:
American Academy of Religion
N. American Assoc. for the Study of Religion
International Assoc. for the History of Religions
American Oriental Society
International Assoc. of Sanskrit Studies
Pali Text Society
Association for Asian Studies
Asiatica Association
Assoc. for Study of Lang. in Prehistory

Electronic Journals:
Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies
International Journal of Tantric Studies
Journal of Buddhist Ethics
Journal of South Asia Women Studies
Critical Asian Studies

Academic Humor
UBC (University of Bums on Seats)
The Postmodernism Generator: Communications from Elsewhere
Exam Howlers (U.Cambr. overseas exams)