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South Asian studies: Catalogues

Welcome! This subject guide provides an overview of sources for the study of Islam in South Asia with a focus on Pakistan and India. The guide is tailored to the courses offered by the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University. Feel free to contact

Catalogues of South Asian collections

  • Library of Congress has one of the largest and richest collections of South Asian materials in North America.
  • British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections the collections of the India Office Library and Records reflect the territorial interests and activities of the East India Company and the India Office, and include literature and documents on India, Pakistan, Burma, Bangladesh and neighbouring countries, Iran and the Gulf states, South Africa, St. Helena, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China and Japan.
  • South Asia Union Catalog is a historical bibliography describing books and periodicals published in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, colonial Burma, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka from 1556 through the present and a union catalogue of holdings.
  • South Asian Periodicals Index (University of Wisconsin - Madison) provides bibliographic citations to the extensive periodical literature published in and about South Asia.  An ever growing resource, the South Asian Periodicals Index strives to be inclusive in terms of subject matter, geographic heritage and linguistic origin.

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