Announcing: South Asia Archive database trial

Take a test drive and tell us what you think

South Asia Archive logoThe MIT Libraries is test driving the South Asia Archive during the month of November.

The South Asia Archive, a humanities and social sciences database, provides electronic access to materials produced within – and about – the Indian subcontinent, mainly from the Bengal area of India.

The collection includes primary and secondary materials, mostly in English, from the start of the eighteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. The database includes journals, reports, books, legislation and regulations, and a collection of Indian film publicity booklets from the 1930s and 40s.

Sourced from collectors and archivists by the South Asia Research Foundation, the South Asia Archive is available on a trial basis (until November 30th). If you have trouble accessing the trial from off campus, first connect through IS&T’s Virtual Private Network (VPN).

We are currently collecting feedback in order to decide whether to acquire this database for our collection – tell us what you think by completing a short questionnaire!