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South Asia Collection Resources: South Asia

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Reading Room Hours:

Mon-Thur:   8am - 10pm
Friday:       8am - 6pm
Saturday:   9am - 5pm
Sunday:     12pm - 10pm


Asia Reference Desk Hours:

Mon-Fri: 10am - 4pm


Asia Reference Phone Number:

(808) 956 - 8116

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          South Asia Collection


The South Asia collection in Hamilton Library acquires materials published in South Asia through a cooperative acquisition program administered by the Library of Congress and purchases materials published outside of South Asia. In this collection, the South Asia region includes the countries of Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

The collection emphasizes the modern period and focuses on a wide variety of contemporary issues to support the research needs of the University's Center for South Asian Studies, and Master's and PhD level academic programs. Most significant English language materials at the federal and state level are acquired. Other languages in which materials are acquired are: Bengali, Hindi, Pali, Prakrit, Sanskrit, Tamil, Urdu and European languages.

This Subject Guide provides links to selected sources of information on the internet for the region of South Asia, as well as individual countries. It also includes links to several digital collections made available through University of Hawai'i at Manoa's digital repositories. Use the navigational tabs above to explore our collections. These links are not comprehensive, but are resources that I have examined and consider useful.

South Asia Studies Librarian

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Monica Ghosh
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
2550 The Mall -- Room 411
Honolulu, HI 96822

(808) 956-2314
Subjects: South Asia