South Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary subject area which involves several countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), regions, languages and cultures, and many subject disciplines, including Anthropology, Art and Art History, Communication, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, History, International Affairs, Linguistics, Literature, Medicine and Public Health, Music, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology. Geographically, the general region of South Asia refers to the Southern-central region of the Asian continent, often called the "Indian subcontinent." Its boundaries include the Indian Ocean on the South, West Asia, Central Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.
This research guide is intended for students and researchers in South Asian Studies of all levels. It lists general resources related to South Asian Studies, including books, journals, and online resources available at UCSD and within the broader UC Library System.
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Click on the tab "Beginning Your Research in South Asian Studies" to identify key, specialized South Asian resources which provide excellent starting points for many topics on South Asia. Please also email me if you have additional research questions, would like to set up a research consultation, or have other suggested resources to include in this guide.