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Asian Historical Architecture - India
Maintained by Tim Ciccone, Yunsheng Huang (UVA)

Electronic Texts of Literature in Indian Languages
Webpages of Tamil Electronic Library ©K. Kalyanasundaram

Internet Indian History Sourcebook
"In addition to direct links to documents, links are made to a number of other web resources...Link[s] to a secondary article, review or discussion on a given topic...Link[s] to one of the megasites which track web resources...Link[s] to a website focused on a specific issue.. These are not links to every site on a given topic, but to sites of serious educational value."
Prof. Halsall's Sourcebooks are some of the best history directories on the Web.
By Paul Halsall, Fordham University

Indic Languages and Texts
A well organized and annotated collection of online resources.

Virtual e-Text Archive of Indic Texts - (dead link)
"This page will begin an attempt to bring together in one location links to machine-readable files of texts in Indic languages, wherever they may."
University College London

Digital Dictionaries of South Asia
"The Digital Dictionaries of South Asia Project is a collaborative effort
to widen access to South Asian Language Dictionaries. Established
dictionaries for each of the twenty-six modern literary languages of South
Asia will be mounted on the web for free and open access."

Digital South Asia Library (DSAL)
"The Digital South Asia Library is a global collaborative effort to make important and rare resources available to the international community. DSAL includes resources from many disciplines as well as a variety of data types. The component parts of the project include maps, statistics, bibliographies, union lists, indexes, photographs, books and journals, as well as a reference collection that is strong in pedagogical tools for South Asian language learning."
Project of the Center for Research Libraries

  • American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) - Photo Archive
    "The AIIS collection from the Center for Art and Archaeology in Gurgaon, Haryana, India, has over 125,000 photographs in the collection. The images fall into the broad categories of architecture, sculpture, terracotta, painting and numismatics."
    Part of the Digital South Asia Library
  • Hensley Photograph Archive
    "The Hensley Collection is comprised of photographs taken during World War II by an American serviceman, Glenn S. Hensley. The photographs, numbering almost 600, were given to the University of Chicago Library by the photographer. The text accompanying the images comes from notes written by Mr. Hensley...The images include a rich array of photographs taken in urban Calcutta in 1943-44 by Mr. Glenn Hensley, a professional photographer working on surveillance of the Japanese in Burma for the U.S. Army. During his off-duty time he used his ethnographer's eye to capture daily life in a number of locations around India. The majority of the images are from Calcutta and surrounding environs. Other locations including in this collection include Madras, Kharagpur, Agra, and Burma..."

The Edicts of King Ashoka
An English rendering by Ven. S. Dhammika
Electronic edition. Originally published in 1993 by the Buddhist Publication Society

Hindi: The Language of Songs
Hindi Language and Literature
Colorado State University

Hymns from the Rig Veda
Edited by Paul Brians

International Trust for Traditional Medicine (ITTM) (West Bengal, India)
"...creates an international study network on traditional medical cultures of various regions, promoting education, research and documentation, through its International Research Circles (IRCs)."

  • AyurVijnana - (dead link)
    Periodical on Indo-Tibetan Medical Cultures
  • Projects
    • Glossary Database of Sanskrit & Tibetan Medical Terms with English Equivalents - (dead link)
      "derived from Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita by Vagbhata (7th century) and its Tibetan translation yan brgyad pa'i snying po bsdus pa by Richen Zangpo and Janardana (11th century)"
    • Bibliography of Tibetan Medical Literature
    • Data Input Project of Tibetan Medical Texts and Tibetan Medical Digital Research Archive
    • Tibetan & Mongolian Bibliography of Medical Texts

Kautilya: from The Arthashastra, c. 250 BCE
From Indian History Sourcebook

Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)

  • Flowers Underfoot
    "...on-line exploration of Indian carpets of the Mughal era was created in conjunction with the international exhibition 'Flowers Underfoot' (November 20, 1997 - March 1, 1998). Examples from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art illustrate the exceptionally high artistic achievement of Indian carpet weaving during the late sixteenth through the eighteenth century."
    Sections include: Historical Background ; Construction ; Design ; Use ; Works of Art ; Resources ; Activities.

The Purusha Sukta.
A Vedic hymn.

"The following material is designed to provide an entry into the study of this tradition. We hope that it will be useful to teachers and students of Indian culture...This work is collected from the institute, "The Ramayana, an Enduring Tradition: its Text and Context" in 1997 and an earlier Ramayana Institute in 1994, as well as updates from the South Asia Center at Syracuse University."

The Rig Veda

SAGAR: South Asia Graduate Research Journal

Sanskrit Documents
"...the compilation of Sanskrit Documents and Sanskrit etexts in Devanagari display and transliteration format. In addition to the sanskrit texts, you will find here various tools for learning Sanskrit."

Subaltern Studies: Working Bibliography

Vedas and Upanishads
A useful overview with some links to the online texts translated by Beck.
By Sanderson Beck

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