Click on the Country Information and Reports tab for a list of resources providing background, introductory, and even advanced country information and reports. Many of these resources are taken from the Statistics/Data Tab of the UCSD Library International Government Information Research Guide which points to resources to find great background information and statistics on countries around the world. Using such resources is a helpful place to start research on any South Asian country.
The Business Research Guide is also an excellent starting place.
Keyword Searching for these phrases/keywords may be productive:
The News Sources on South Asia tab lists many general and regionally/subject specific news sources which are useful for historical and contemporary business research.
In addition, there are many important business-specific resources to be aware of. These include: