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Religions Textual Study & Tools Historiography
News & Comment Law, Society & Politics Language & Culture
, The Asia Society, New York
  The WorldNews Network: Asia
  IIAS Newsletter Online
South Asia:
  Himal Southasian Magazine 
  Economic and Political Weekly
News Magazines:
  India Today
  Outlook India
  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:
  Good News India 
Radio and Television:
  Zee News


  BBC News in Hindi / Urdu / Tamil / Bengali
  Deutsche Welle's Hindi News
  Voice of America Hindi Service

  Daily Pakistan News
  Dawn (Karachi)
  Friday Times
  Frontier Post
  Hi Pakistan
  The International News
  Jang-Group of Newspapers
  The Nation
  Pakistan Observer
  Pakistan Today
  Business Recorder
  Pakistan Link
News Services:
  News Network International
 Pakistan Forum
 IMRAN Group NeWWWs Services

Radio and Television: 
  Radio Pakistan
  Pakistan Television Corporation
  BBC World Service in Urdu
Sri Lanka: 
News Magazines:

  The Island

  Virakesari Illustrated Weekly
  Daily News
  LankaWeb News
  Sunday Leader
  Sunday Times
  Sirasa 106.5 FM
  Shakthi  105.1 FM
  TNL 101.7 FM
  BBC World Service in Sinhala
  The Independent
  The Daily Star
  The New Nation
  The Bangladesh Daily
  The Bangladesh Observer
  Mayerdak: Human Rights News from Bangladesh
(including links to newspapers in Bengali)
Radio and Television:
  Online Bangla Radio
  Kathmandu Post / Kantipur Online
  Nepal News
Radio and Television:
  Radio Sagarmatha 102.4
  Kantipur FM 96.1
  BBC World Service in Nepali
  Bhutan News Online 

  Afghan Daily
News Servers: 
  Afghan Online Press
  Afghan News Channel
  Azadi Afghan Radio
  Voice of Tibet
  India Abroad
  Rediff on the Net 
Other Countries: 
  Worldwide Live Radio Links
  Links on Comparative Legal History
Premodern Law & Dharmaśāstra

  Bibliography of 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
Military & Security Sites:
  Indian Military & Strategic Issues
  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 Links:
Indo-Iranian Group
  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 Studies @ Harvard: P. O. Skjærvø 
    Old Iranian On-Line (Avestan Dictionary) 

 Indian English

    Hobson-Jobson: Glossary of Anglo-Indian Words


    Early Indo-European On-Line
      Winfred P. Lehmann - on-line books 

    Indo-European Etymological Dictionary

Regions-Specific Sites:
  Clickable Map of Indian States: Rulers
India in General:
  Manas: India and Its Neighbors 
  Philip's Fil-ums (Phil Lutgendorf's reviews)
Hindi Films and Music Lyrics
  Washington Bangla Radio
  Kashmiri Pandits
  Terrorism in Kashmir
  Maayboli: Marathi and Maharashtra
  Tukaram (17th century Marathi poet)
  The Epic of Pabuji
Tamil Nadu:
  Tamil Heritage Foundation


Uttar Pradesh:
  The Village of Karimpur, 1925-1998
  Jwajalapa: Newar Culture 

  The Ricksha Arts of Bangladesh
  Mayerdak: Human Rights News from Bangladesh
  Silent Genocide: Chittagong Hill Tracts
  Pakistan Heritage Society
  Sindh Today 
  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

Phoolan Devi, Bandit Queen 


Religions Textual Study Historiography
On the Academic Study of Religion:
  "Why Study Religion?" (AAR)

  "Studying Religion" (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
  Vishwa Madhva Sangha (Madhva Advaita)  The Dvaita page (Dualist Theology)
  Gayatri Pariwar
  Swadhyay Parivar
  Arya Samaj
  Brahma Kumaris
  ISKCON (Hare Krishnas)
  Sanatan Sanstha for Scientific Spirituality
  The Ramakrishna Mission
  Sadhu Vaswani 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) 
  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
  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

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

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


Resource Collections: 
S. Asia Resource Access on the Internet (Columbia)
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
  Asia WWW Virtual Library
  Indology Homepage

Digital Texts:
  Indology (London)
  Text Encoding Initiative Home Page
(Göttingen Register of Electr. Texts in 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
sée (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 vaidika mss)  

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) 

  Indian 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 /
  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
  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)

Archeology and Art History:
  Harappa: The Indus Valley Site 
  Afghanistan 1969-1974

  Kala Darshana: Exploring Indian Art History

  The Huntington Archive (OSU)

Historical Documents On-Line:

  Indian Epigraphy
  Inscriptions from N. Pakistan 
  South Indian Inscriptions (
  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.) (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

  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)



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