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First posted on November 16th 2012, last revised on January 26th 2014






Literature on the History of South Asia

Relevant Institutions . Reference Material . Primary Sources . Secondary Sources : Surveys . Secondary Sources : Specific Topics . WHKMLA Pages . WHKMLA Student Papers

Digital Libraries . Hemerotheques . Archives . Academic Journals

Relevant Institutions : Digital Libraries :
Bangladesh WWW Virtual Library (at UTexas), Bangladesh Parliament Digital Library, Digital Library of India, Digitial Library of Indian History Books, from Indic Studies (U.S.), Digital Library of Pakistan (links to international digital libraries; seems not to have a section for literature on Pakistan & its predecessors), Panjab Digital Library, National Library and Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka, Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library
Buddhist ELibrary, Jain ELibrary, Tamil Electronic Library
Gallica (French national digital library; has collection on French India)

Relevant Institutions : Hemerotheques (Digital Newspaper Archives) :
ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers, Newspaper digitization projects, scroll down for India

Relevant Institutions : Archives :
TANAP (Toward a New Age in Partnership in Dutch East India Company Archives and Research)
National Archives of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Goa Department of Archives and Archaeology; National Archives of India, Record Centre Puducherry
National Archives of former Colonial Powers : Rigsarkivet (DK), Archives Nationales d'Outremer (France), Nationaalarchief (NL), Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo (Portugal), National Archives (UK)
Vatican Secret Archives
Endangered Archives Projects: EAP023: Marathi manuscripts, EAP248: more Marathi manuscripts, EAP038: pre-1947 Telugu printed materials and paintings in India, EAP066: Nepali monographs and periodicals, EAP071: texts in the Sylhet Nagri script, EAP105: manuscripts at Drametse and Ogyen Choling (Bhutan), EAP127: 'popular market' Bengali books, EAP132: north Indian classical music, EAP166: rare negatives and photographs from Nepal, EAP171: Feasibility survey of documenting selected 18th-20th century written heritage from Nepal, EAP183: early print literature on the history of Tamilnadu, EAP188: printed books and periodicals published prior to 1950 from public institutions in Eastern India, EAP190: Digitising archival material pertaining to 'Young India' label gramophone records, EAP191: Strategies for archiving the endangered publications of French India (1800-1923), EAP201: Hakku Patras and other documents among folk communities in Andhra Pradesh, EAP208: palm leaf manuscripts from northern Kerala, India, EAP584: palm leaf manuscripts from Kerala, India (II) EAP261: Digital archive of early Bengali drama, EAP262: endangered newspapers: Jugantar and Amrita Bazar Patrika, Calcutta, EAP272: Preservation of historic ephemera and manuscripts from Nepal, EAP274: Digital music archiving: Digital archive of North Indian classical music: phase II (special collections) and digital archive of recorded Bengali songs, EAP292: Creation of a digital archive of social reform movements among the Dalit and lower caste groups in Kerala, South West India, EAP310: manuscripts in Thadrak, Tshamdrak and Nyephug Temples, EAP314: Rescuing Tamil customary law: locating and copying endangered records of village judicial assemblies (1870-1940), EAP341: printed books and periodicals from public institutions in eastern India published prior to 1950 - major project, EAP372: early periodicals and newspapers of Tamilnadu and Pondichery, EAP373: Tai Ahom manuscripts of Assam, EAP450: Manuscripts of the Sri Lankan Malays, EAP609: Digitising Malay writing in Sri Lanka, EAP454: early religious and related records in Mizoram, India, EAP458: Constituting a digital archive of Tamil agrarian history during the colonial period, EAP689: digital archive of Tamil agrarian history (1650-1950) - phase II EAP468: To preserve Indian recordings on 'Odeon' label shellac discs, EAP548: The narrative and ritual texts, narrative paintings and other performance related material belonging to the Buchen of Pin Valley, India, EAP553: Exploring land and society in pre-partition Sindh (1843-1947): collecting and copying endangered records of Sehwan Sharif and beyond, EAP566: Endangered Urdu periodicals, EAP570: Digital documentation of Dongkala, Chizing, Pagar and Phajoding temple archives, EAP619: Pilot project to locate and digitise endangered single-copy pencil drawn Thakbast/mouza maps in selected Bangladeshi districts, EAP643: Shantipur and its neighbourhood: Text and images of early modern Bengal in public and private collections, EAP676: Survey of Buddhist Sanskrit manuscripts in the possession of Vajrayana Viharas and Newar Buddhist families in Lalitpur in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal, EAP683: Ramamala Library manuscript project
Dhammachai International Research Institute, Buddhist Manuscripts in Sri Lanka


Relevant Institutions : Journals :
Journal Asiatique (in French) 1822-1897, 1903-1938, 1940, Gallica
Indian Journal of the History of Science, Cumulative Index

Relevant Institutions . Reference Material . Primary Sources . Secondary Sources : Surveys . Secondary Sources : Specific Topics . WHKMLA Pages . WHKMLA Student Papers

Bibliography . Atlases, Maps . Statistical Data . Historical Dictionaries . National Biographies . Databases . Lists of Rulers

Reference Material : Bibliography :
G.R. Nunn, Asia. A Selected and Annotated Guide to Reference Works, MIT Press 1971 [G]
includes reference works in non-English, especially in Asian languages; excludes Central and Western Asia
The Scarecrow Historical Dictionary series by country contains extensive bibliography sections. See under Historical Dictionaries
Bibliography of Asian Studies (western language publications since 1971)
Univ. of Fraser Valley, South Asia History Bibliography
Indology : Online South Asian Bibliographies
A. Bigelow, Bibliography on the Study of Islam in South Asia
Cambridge Histories Online : The New Cambridge History of India introduction of titles in the series
P. Marett, Bibliography on Jainism
Pluralism Project (Harvard), Bibliography Hinduism, Bibliography Jainism, Bibliography Sikhism
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, An Annotated Bibliography of Zoroastrian Studies
S. Baums et al., Bibliography of Gandhari Studies
J.F. Riddick, Glimpses of India. An Annotated Bibliography of Published Personal Writings by Englishmen, 1583-1947, Greenwood 1989 [G]
S. Kumar, History of Science in India. Analytical Database of Information Sources, New Delhi 1994 [G]
M. Madella, Bibliography : South Asian Archaeology, Archaeobotany and Palaeoenvironment + connected areas

Reference Material : Atlases :
J.E. Schwartzberg (ed.), A Historical Atlas of South Asia (1978), DSAL
C. Collin Davies, An Historical Atlas of the Indian Peninsula, Oxford : UP, 2nd edition, 1959 [G]
I. Barnes, R. Hudson, The History Atlas of Asia (MacMillan), 1998 [G]
T. Lessman's Atlas of World History (-1500)
University of Texas, Perry Castaneda Library, Map Collection Topographical Maps, Asia
J.G. Bartholomew, A Literary and Historical Atlas of Asia 1912, Sejarah Melayu Library
Atlas of Mutual Heritage

Reference Material : Statistical Data :
IHS : B.R. Mitchell, International Historical Statistics. Africa, Asia & Oceania 1750-2000, London : Palgrave 2003 [G]
Jan Lahmeyer, Population Statistics : Asia; has tables showing historical data

Reference Material : Historical Dictionaries :
India 1967 [G]; India 2005 [G]; Pakistan 2006, KMLA Library R 954.91003 B959h; Bangladesh 1996 [G]; 2004 [G]; Nepal, 1972 [G]
W. Hamilton, The East India Gazetteer 1815 ed., IA; 1828 ed. vol.1 GB, col.2 GB
S. Casie Chitty, The Ceylon Gazetteer 1834, IA
J. Walker, A gazetteer of Southern India: with the Tenasserim Provinces and Singapore 1855, GB
Digital South Asia Library, UChicago : Imperial Gazetteer of India, 25 vol., 1909-1931
Banglapedia, National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh
E. Balfour, Cyclopaedia of India, 2nd ed. n.d. [1873], [G]; 3rd ed. 1885, IA vol.1 A-G, vol.2 H-N, vol.3 O-Z
C.F.W. Higham, Encyclopedia of Ancient Asian Civilizations 2004
J. Dowson, A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion Geography, History and Literature 1928, IA
Encyclopaedia of Islam and the Muslim World, both volumes, 2004, Sejarah Melayu Library
SikhiWiki
S. Bhattacharya, A Dictionary of Indian History, N.Y. 1967

Reference Material : National Biographies :
Wikipedia Article : Biographical Dictionary; see under India
C.E. Buckland, A Dictionary of Indian Biography, 1906, IA
C.H. Rao, The Indian biographical dictionary 1915, IA

Reference Material : Databases :
Monastic Asia, Mapping Buddhist Monasteries. Databank, work in progress.

Reference Material : Lists of Rulers (Archontology) :
Regnal Chronologies, Southeast Asia, Greater India
Ben Cahoon, World Statesmen
I. Mladjov, Monarchs


Relevant Institutions . Reference Material . Primary Sources . Secondary Sources : Surveys . Secondary Sources : Specific Topics . WHKMLA Pages . WHKMLA Student Papers

Primary Sources : Surveys . Compilations . Travelogues . Tour Guides . Historiography . Mission Journals . Yearbooks . Image Collections . Coins . Religious Literature . Commercial Directories . Office Lists . Other

Primary Sources : surveys
Ch.11 : De Scriptoribus Rerum Orientalium atque Asiaticarum, pp.230-263, in B.G. Struve, Selecta bibliotheca historica, 1705, in Latin, GB ; a catalogue of narrative historical sources
WHKMLA : Online Catalogues of Oriental Manuscripts, Codices, Early Printed Books; numerous relevant entries
Kalasampala, Survey of Manuscripts in India
R. Nanda, Survey of Sources and Historiographical Trends
Report to the Secretary of State for India in Council on the Portuguese records relating to the East Indies, contained in the Archivo da Torre do Tombo, and the public libraries at Lisbon and Evora 1892, IA
Colonial Film, Moving Images of the British Empire
M.N. Deshpande, Archaeological Sources for the Reconstruction of the History of Sciences in India
R.A. Abrahamian, Eighteenth Century Armenian Sources on India, summary
Sources of Maratha History : Indian Sources

Primary Sources : compilations
GENERAL
Internet Indian History Sourcebook
Indian Legislation 1836-2007
SOUTH ASIAN TRADITION
S.N. Sen, Extracts and documents relating to Maratha history 1920, IA
Digital Corpus of Sanskrit
E. Thomas, Records of the Gupta Dynasty 1876, IA
PORTUGUESE TRADITION
Biker, J.F.J., Collecçao de tratados e concertos de pazes que o estado da India Portugueza fez com os reis e senhores com quem teve relaçoes nas partes da Asia e Africa Oriental desde o principio da conquista ate ao fim do secolo XVIII. Lisboa, Imprensa Nacional, vol.1 1881, covering 1507-1643, posted on Internet Archive; vol.2 1882, covering 1604-1719, posted on Internet Archive; vol.3 1883, covering 1661-1739, posted on Internet Archive; vol.4 1884, covering 1510-1699, posted on Internet Archive; Vol.5 1885, covering 1606-1717, posted on Internet Archive; vol.6 1885, covering 1708-1750, posted on Internet Archive; vol.7 1885, covering 1753-1762, posted on Internet Archive; vol.8 1885. covering 1762-1794, posted by Internet Archive; vol.9 1885, covering 1790-1798, posted on Internet Archive; vol.10 1885, covering 1725-1840, posted on Internet Archive; vol.11 1886, covering 1799-1839, posted on Internet Archive; vol.12 1886, covering 1746-1851, posted on Internet Archive; vol.13 1887, covering 1719-1885, posted on Internet Archive
Bullarium patronatus Portugalliae regum in Ecclesiis Africae Asiae atque Oceaniae, vol.1 : 1171-1600, 1868, vol.2 : 1601-1700, 1861, in Latin, GB
Collecçao de monumentos ineditos para a historia das conquistas dos Portuguezes, em Africa, Asia e America, Seria I : Historia de Asia vol.1, 1858, vol.1 pt.2, 1859, vol.2 pt.1, 1860, vol.3 pt.1, 1862, vol.3 pt.2, 1863, vol.4 pt.1, 1864, vol.4 pt.2, 1866, vol.5, 1868, in Portuguese, GB
Joao Baptista Lavanha, Da Asia de Joao de Barros e de Diogo de Couto, vol.1 : Nova Edicao offerecida a Sua Magestade D. Maria I. Rainha Fidelissima , 1778 ; Da Asia de Diogo de Couto. Dos Feitos, que os Portugueses Fizeram na Conquista, e Descubrimento das Terras, e Mares do Oriente. vol.2 : Decada Primeira. Parte Segunda, 1777 ; vol.3 : Decada Segunda. Parte Primeira, 1777 ; vol.4 : Decada Segunda. Parte Segunda, 1777 ; vol.5 : Decada Terceira. Parte Primeira, 1777 ; vol.6 : Decada Terceira. Parte Segunda, 1777 ; vol.7 : Decada Quarta. Parte Primeira, 1777 ; vol.8 : Decada Quarta. Parte Segunda, 1777 ; vol.9 : Vida de Joao de Barros por Manoel Severim de Faria e Indice Geral das Quatro Decadas de sua Asia, 1778 ; Da Asia de Diogo de Couto. Dos Feitos, que os Portugueses Fizeram na Conquista, e Descubrimento das Terras, e Mares do Oriente. vol.10 : Decada Quarta. Parte Primeira, 1778 ; vol.11 : Decada Quarta. Parte Segunda, 1778 ; vol.12 : Decada Quinta. Parte Primeira, 1779 ; vol.13 : Decada Quinta. Parte Segunda, 1780 ; vol.14 : Decada Sexta. Parte Primeira, 1781 ; vol.15 : Decada Sexta. Parte Secunda, 1781 ; vol.16 : Decada Setima. Parte Primeira, 1782 ; vol.17 : Decada Setima. Parte Segunda, 1783 ; vol.18 : Decada Oitava., 1786 ; vol.19 : Decada Nona., 1786 ; vol.20 : . Decada Decima. Parte Primeira., 1788 ; vol.21 : Decada Decima. Parte Segunda., 1788 ; vol.22 : Decada Undecima da Asia. Dos Feitos, que os Portugueses Fizeram no Descubrimento dos Mares, e Conquistas das Terras do Oriente, Em Quanto Governaram a India, Manoel de Sousa Coutinho e Mathias de Alboquerque, supprindo a que falta de Diogo de Couto, Chronista, e Guarda Mor da Torre do Tombo do Estado da India, 1788 ; Da Asia de Diogo de Couto. Dos Feitos, que os Portugueses Fizeram na Conquista, e Descubrimento das Terras, e Mares do Oriente. vol.23 : Decada Duodecima, 1788, in Portuguese, GB
DUTCH TRADITION
J.E. Heeres (ed.), Corpus Diplomaticum Neerlando-Indicum, Verzameling van politieke contracten en verdere Verdragen door de Nederlanders in het Oosten gesloten, van Privilegiebrieven aan hen verleend, vol.1 1907, covering 1596-1650, posted on Internet Archive; here English-language ToC
BRITISH TRADITION
C.U. Aitchison, A Collection of treaties, engagements, and sunnuds, relating to India and neighbouring countries, vol.1 (1892), vol.2 (1892), vol.3 (1863), vol.3 (1909), vol.4 (1893), vol.5 (1876), vol.5 (1892), vol.6 (1892), vol.7 (1862), vol.7 (1892), vol.8 (1892), vol.9 (1892), vol.10 (1892), vol.11 (1892), vol.13 (1909), IA
Calendar of state papers, Colonial series. East India, China and Persia 1513-1616, 1625-1629, 1630-1634, IA
A Calendar of the Court Minutes, Etc., of the East India Company vol.1 1635-1639, 1907, IA, vol.2 1640-1643, 1907, IA, vol.3 1644-1649, 1907, IA, vol.4 1650-1654, 1913, IA, vol.5 1655-1659, 1916, IA, vol.6 1660-1663, 1907, IA
H.S. Smith, A Calendar of Indian State Papers: Secret Series, Fort William, 1774-75 1864, IA
Calendar of the Madras Despatches 1744-1755, 1920. IA
W. Foster, The English factories in India, 1618-1669 : a calendar of documents in the India Office, British Museum and Public Record Office vol.1 1618-1621, 1906, IA, vol.2 1622-1623, 1908, IA, vol.3 1624-1629, 1906, IA, vol.4 1630-1633, 1906, IA, vol.5 1634-1636, vol.6 1637-1641, IA, vol.7 1642-1645, 1906, IA, vol.8 1646-1650, 1906, IA, vol.9 1651-1654, 1906, IA, vol.10 1655-1660, 1906, IA, vol.11 1661-1664, 1906, IA
C.R. Wilson, Old Fort William in Bengal; a selection of official documents dealing with its history vol.1 1906, vol.2 1906, IA
UK Treaties Online
FRENCH TRADITION
A. Martineau (ed.), Correspondance du Conseil superieur de Pondichery et de la Compagnie vol.2 : 1736-1738, n.d., vol.5 : 1755-1759, n.d., in French, GB
J.F. Dupleix, Memoire pour le Sieur Dupleix contre la Compagnie des Indes , 1759, in French, GB
DANISH TRADITION
Der Königl. dänischen Missionarien aus Ost-Indien eingesandte Berichte, vol.1, 1718, vol.2, 1729, vol.3, 1735, 63rd Continuation, 1748, 67th Continuation, 1750, vol.6 : 61st to 62nd Continuation, 1754, vol.7 : 73rd to 84th Continuation, 1760, vol.7.2 : 79th to 84th Continuation, 1756, in German, GB
REPUBLIC OF INDIA TRADITION
Claude Arpi, Some historical documents to understand better the history of modern India
UN TRADITION
UN General Assembly, Resolutions
UN Security Council, Resolutions

Primary Sources : travelogues
H. Malcolm, Travels in South Eastern Asia, Embracing Hindustan, Malaya, Siam and China vol.1 1839, vol.2 1839, GB
H. Malcolm, Travels in Hindustan and China 1840, GB
W. Hoffmeister, Travels in Ceylon and continental India 1840, GB
W. Griffith, Journals of travels in Assam, Burma, Bootan, Affghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries, 1847, GB
Richard Burton, Scinde, or the Unhappy Valley, 1851, GB

Primary Sources : historical tour guides etc.
British Tariff for 1829-1830 1829, GB; 1830-1831 1830, GB; 1832-1833 1832, GB; 1834-1835, 1834, GB; 1835-1836, 1835, IA; 1837-1838, 1837, GB; 1839-1840, 1839, IA; 1845-1846, 1845, IA; 1847-1848 1847, GB; 1848-1849 1848, IA; 1849-1850 1849, GB; 1850-1851 1850, IA; 1851-1852 1851, IA; 1853-1854 1853, GB; 1856-1857 1856, IA; 1858-1859, 1858, IA; 1862-1863 1862, GB
Bradshaw's Railway Manual, Shareholder's Guide, and Official Directory 1845, GB, 1864, GB, 1905 ed., IA
Bradshaw's General Railway and Steam Navigation Guide for Great Britain and Ireland Feb. 1855, GB, Jul. 1857, GB, Jan. 1858, GB, Aug. 1858, GB, Jan. 1859, GB, Jul. 1860, GB, Jan. 1861, GB, Jul. 1861, GB, Aug. 1863, GB
G.B. Gilchrist et al., The General East India Guide and Vade Mecum 1825, IA
L. Ritchie, The British World in the East, A Guide to India vol.1 1847, vol.2 1847, IA
Dr. Gangadin, Europeans' Guide & Medical Companion in India 1895, IA

Primary Sources : Premodern Historiography
HINDU PERSPECTIVE
W. Geiger (trsl.), Mahavamsa : the great chronicle of Ceylon 1912, IA
A chronicle of the family of Raja Krishnachandra of Navadvipa, Bengal 1852, GB
History of Nepal trsl. 1877; introduction by D. Wright, IA
MUSLIM PERSPECTIVE
Ghulam Husain Zaydpuri, The Riyazu-s-salatin: A History of Bengal, 1902, IA
H.M. Elliot, The History of India, as Told by Its Own Historians. The Muhammadan Period vol.1, 1867, vol.2, 1871, vol.3, 1871, vol.4, 1872, vol.5, 1873, vol.7, 1877, vol.8, 1877, IA provides descriptions of individual sources, plus excerpts, in English
Sabaktagin, The Kitab-i-Yamini: Historical Memoirs of the Amir Sabaktagin, and the Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna 1858, IA
al-Malibari, Tohfut-ul-mujahideen 1833, GB
Humayun, The Tezkereh al vakiat: or, Private memoirs of the Moghul Emperor Humayun, 1832, GB
Firishta, The history of Hindostan 1768 edition vol.1, GB, 1768 edition vol.2, GB; vol.1 1803, GB, vol.2 1792, GB
History of the rise of the Mahomedan power in India, till the year A.D. 1612 vol.1 1829, GB, vol.2 1829, GB, vol.3 1829, GB
History of Dekkan from the first Mahummedan conquests: with continuation 1794, GB
Jahangir, Memoirs of Emperor Jahangueir 1829, GB
The life of Hafiz ool-Moolk, Hafiz Rehmut Khan, 1831, GB
Ghulam Husain Khan, The Siyar-ul-Mutakherin,: a history of the Mahomedan power in India during the last century, vol.1 1832, GB
Kirmani, The history of Hydur Naik, otherwise styled Shums ul Moolk, Ameer ud Dowla, nawaub Hydur Ali khan bahadoor, Hydur Jung; nawaub of the Karnatic Balaghaut 1842, IA
The history of the reign of Tipu Sultan, being a continuation of the Veshani Hyduri 1863, GB
S.K. Bhuyan, Annals of the Delhi Badshahate 2005; on Assam, IA
Tabakat-i-Nasiri - A General History of the Muhammadan Dynasties of Asia Including Hindustan (2 Volume Set) trsl. by H.G. Raverty, 1881, IA
WESTERN PERSPECTIVE
J. Ribeiro, History of Ceylon: Presented ... to the King of Portugal, in 1685, trsl. by G. Lee, 1847, IA
N. Manucci, History of the Mogul dynasty in India : from its foundation by Tamerlane, in the year 1399, to the accession of Aurengzebe, in the year 1657 [17th century] trsl. 1826, IA
D. Lopes (ed.), Chronica dos reis de Bisnaga, manuscrito inedito do seculo XVI, 1897, SBB [Bisnaga = Vijayanagar]

Primary Sources : yearbooks
GENERAL
Britannica Book of the Year 1913, 1942-1997, 1999, 2002 [G]; KMLA Library has vol. 1998, 2006
Statesman's Yearbook 1878, 1889, 1895, 1898, 1901-1902, 1904-1907, 1910, 1912, 1918, 1919, 1924-1926, 1928-1929, 1932-1933, 1937, 1942-1943, 1961-1962, 1962-1963, 1970-1971, 1973-1974, 1975-1976 to 1976-1977, 1978-1979 to 2011
Statesman's Yearbook 1867 IA, 1868 IA, 1869 IA, 1871 IA, 1872 IA, 1873 IA, 1874 IA, 1875 IA, 1876 IA, 1877 IA, 1878 IA, 1879 IA, 1880 IA, 1881 IA, 1882 IA, 1883 IA, 1884 IA, 1885 IA, 1886 IA, 1887 IA, 1888 IA, 1889 IA, 1890 IA, 1891 IA, 1892 IA, 1894 IA, 1895 IA, 1896 IA, 1899 IA, 1903 IA, 1913 IA, 1919 IA, 1921 IA
Americana Annual 1927-1928, 1930-1941, 1943-1947, 1950-1954, 1957-1981, 1983-1990, 1992-1995, 1997-1998, 2000-2002, 2005-2006, 2008
(New) International Yearbook 1898-1900, 1907-1910, 1913-1914, 1916-1926, 1928-1935, 1937-1946, 1954, 1957, 1959, 1961-1962 [G]; Internet Archive provides links to scans of volumes of 1925-1959
Yearbook on International Communist Affairs 1968, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1989 [G]
Yearbook of the United Nations, 1946-2007
NATIONAL (Staatskalender)
Bengal Almanach 1827, 1829, 1851 GB
The Delhi Almanach and Souvenir 1850, IA

Primary Sources : Image Collections :
Old Indian Photos
Online Museum Resources on Asian Art (OMuRAA) : India/South Asia

Primary Sources : coins
Oriental Coins Database
Virtual Museum of Indian Coins
Catalogue of coins in the Punjab museum, Lahore vol.1 Indo-Greek Coins, 1914, IA
vol.2 Coins of the Mughal Emperors, 1914, IA
M. Bhattasali, Coins and chronology of the early independent sultans of Bengal 1922, IA
Catalogue of the coins in the Indian Museum, Calcutta, including the cabinet of the Asiatic Society of Bengal vol.1.1 The Early Foreign Dynasties and the Guptas, 1906, vol.1.2 Ancient Coins of Indian Types, 1906, vol.1.3 Persian Mediaeval, South Indian and Miscellaneous Coins, 1906, vol.2.1/2.2 Sultans of Dehli; Contemporary Dynasties in India, 1907
Catalogue of the coins of the Andhra dynasty, the Western Ksatrapas, the Traikutaka dynasty, and the "Bodhi" dynasty 1908, IA
Catalogue of coins in the Provincial museum, Lucknow vol.1 1920, vol.2 1920, IA
The coins of the Moghul emperors of Hindustan in the British Museum 1892, IA
The coins of the sultans of Dehli in the British museum 1884, IA
The coins of the Muhammadan states of India in the British museum 1885, IA

Primary Sources : religious literature
C.F. Horne, The sacred books and early literature of the East; with an historical survey and descriptions Vol.9 India and Brahmanism: The Brahmanic books, The Vedas, or Books of holy knowledge, Later Sanskrit literature; Lanman, C.R. Bibliography. 1917, IA, Vol.10 India and Buddhism: The edicts of Asoka, The earliest suttas or sacred sayings, The book of the great decease, Later legends of the life of Gotama, the buddha, The Jataka or birth tale; The Dhammapada or path of the law, Later teachings; Aiken, C.F. Bibliography, 1917, IA
Internet Sacred Texts Archive, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Tantra

Primary Sources : historic commercial directories etc.
W. Beawes, Lex mercatoria rediviva; or, The merchant's directory. 1754 ed. IA, Indostan to Asam pp.639-651, Maldives, Ceylan pp.662-664; 1792 ed. IA, Indostan-Asam pp.802-816, Maldives, Ceylon pp.830-832
W. Dickinson, Universal Commerce, 1818, GB; Bengal pp.28-31, Bombay pp.39-41, Calicut pp.61-62, Madras pp.158-160, Tellicherry p.262
C. Vere, The pocket cambist, containing tables of monies of the principal cities in all parts of the world 1836, GB; East Indies pp.10-11
Knight's cyclopaedia of the industries of all nations 1851, IA; East Indies pp.781-787

Primary Sources : Office Lists
E. Dodwell, Alphabetical list of the honourable East India Company's Bengal civil servants, from the year 1780 to the year 1838, 1839, GB
The India list and India Office list 1819, GB
The East-India Register and Directory 1821, 1823, 1825, 1828, 1829, 1842, 1843, GB
The East-India Register and Army List, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1849, 1851, 1852, 1853, 1857, 1859, GB
The Indian Army and Civil Service List, 1869, GB

Primary Sources : other
Foreign Relations of the United States, 1861-1960
Archnet Historic Sites; special focus on the Muslim World
Ceylon pp.305-313, in : United States Bureau of Foreign Commerce, Labor in America, Asia, Africa, Australasia, and Polynesia 1885, IA
Indian National Party, British rule in India condemned by the British themselves 1915, IA
Memoir of Hendrick Zwaardecroon, Commandeur of Jaffnapatam (afterwards Governor-General of Nederlands India) 1697. For the guidance of the council ot [sic] Jaffnapatam, during his absence at the coast of Malabar, 1697, IA


Relevant Institutions . Reference Material . Primary Sources . Secondary Sources : Surveys . Secondary Sources : Specific Topics . WHKMLA Pages . WHKMLA Student Papers


Surveys
(Grolier) History of India Vol.1 : R.C. Dutt, From the Earliest Time to the 6th Century B.C., 1906, Vol.2 : V.A. Smith, From Sixth Century B.C. to the Muhammadan Conquest, 1906, Vol.3 : S. Lane-Poole, From Muhammadan Conquest to Akbar the Great, 1906, Vol.4 : S. Lane-Poole, From the Reign of Akbar the Great to the Fall of the Moghul Empire, 1906, IA
Viscount Bryce, The Book of history; a history of all nations from the earliest times to the present vol.3 : The Islands of the Pacific. Australasia. India, 1915, IA, vol.4 : The Middle East, 1915, IA (India cont.)
The Cambridge History of India Vol.I : E.J. Rapson, Ancient India, 1922, IA, Vol.III : W. Haig, Turks and Afghans, 1928, IA, Vol.V : H.H. Dodwell, British India 1597-1858, n.d., IA, Vol.VI : H.H. Dodwell, Indian Empire 1858-1918, 1932, IA
R.C. Majumdar (ed.), The History and Culture of the Indian People, 11 vols. [G], 1947-1973
The History and Culture of the Indian People, Wikipedia Article
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.21, pp.1-175 Article India. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.21
B.D. Metcalf and T.R. Metcalf, A Concise History of India, Cambridge : UP 2002, 321 pp., KMLA Lib.Sign. 954 M588c
Francis Watson, India. A Concise History, London : Thames & Hudson (1974) 1996, 192 pp. [G]
Ridpath's history of the world : being an account of the principal events in the career of the human race from the beginnings of civilization to the present time : comprising the development of social institutions and the story of all nations vol.4, 1891, IA, ch.CXXX The Sepoy Rebellion pp.344-372, vol.5 The Close of the Nineteenth Century, 1891, IA, ch.CLXVII : The Orient pp.303-318; vol.s 1-3 not on South Asia
D. Wilkinson, Configurations of the Indic State System, Comparative Civilizations Review pp.63-119

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PREHISTORY, TO 600 BCE
J.F.K. Hewitt, Primitive traditional history; the primitive history and chronology of India, south-eastern and south-western Asia, Egypt, and Europe, and the colonies thence sent forth vol.1 1907, IA, vol.2 1907, IA
D.Q. Fuller, Agricultural Origins and Frontiers in South Asia: A Working Synthesis, Journal of World Prehistory (2006) 20 pp.1-86
D.Q. Fuller, Non-human genetics, agricultural origins and historical linguistics in South Asia, pp.393-443 in M. Petraglia et al. (eds.) The Evolution and History of Human Populations in South Asia, 2007
V.N. Misra, Prehistoric human colonization of India, J. Biosci. vol.26 no.4 November 2001 pp.491-531
M.N. Vahia et al., Megaliths in Ancient India and their Possible Association to Astronomy, 2010
Archaeo Astronomy in Indian Context
H. Sosnowska, Outline of Mesolithic and Beginnings of Neolithic in India, Analecta Archaeologica Ressoviensia 5 2011, pp.95-139
Stone Age India, Epiphany 2014
600 BCE TO 600 CE
H.C. Raychaudhuri, Political history of ancient India, from the accession of Parikshit to the extinction of the Gupta dynasty 1923, IA
M.S. Nateson, Pre-Mussalman India, a history of the motherland prior to the sultanate of Delhi 1917, IA
600 CE TO 1450 CE
K.N. Chaudhuri, Asia before Europe. Economy and Civilization of the Indian Ocean from the Rise of Islam to 1750. Cambridge : UP (1990) 2000 KMLA Library Sign 909.09824 C496a
Inspired by Braudel's La Mediterranee, the book comparatively analyses 4 civilizations - the World of Islam, India, Southeast Asia and China. For a historian accustomed to chronological order, hard to read. A problem : the spelling of names, places, terms, f.ex. Barabodur (Borobudur), Hai Jui (Hai Rui) etc.
S.L. Agarwala, The Sultanate of Delhi, 711-1526 1450 CE TO 1750 CE (1950) 1966, IA
K.M. Panikkar, Asia and Western Dominance. A Survey of the Vasco da Gama Epoch of Asian History 1498-1945, London : George Allen & Unwin 1953 [G]
Covers period 1498-1945. Asia defined as Persia and east of it; author Indian (from Malabar); involved in the Indian independence movement. Divides his account into the Age of Expansion (1498-1750) pp.23-92, the Age of Conquest (1750-1858) pp.93-142, the Age of Empire (1858-1914) pp.143-230, Russia and the Far East pp.231-258, Europe in Retreat (1918-1939) pp.259-314, the Recovery of Asia pp.315-374, adding chapters on Christian Missions pp.375-460 and on Oriental Influences in Europe pp.461-509..
P. Kennedy, A History of the Great Moghuls: Or, A History of the Badshahate of Delhi from 1398 A.D. to 1739 1905, IA
S.R. Sharma, Maratha History, 2005, IA
J.G. Duff, A History of the Mahrattas, vol.2 1826, vol.3 1826, IA
1750 CE TO 1914 CE
K.M. Panikkar, Asia and Western Dominance. A Survey of the Vasco da Gama Epoch of Asian History 1498-1945, London : George Allen & Unwin 1953 [G]
Covers period 1498-1945. Asia defined as Persia and east of it; author Indian (from Malabar); involved in the Indian independence movement. Divides his account into the Age of Expansion (1498-1750) pp.23-92, the Age of Conquest (1750-1858) pp.93-142, the Age of Empire (1858-1914) pp.143-230, Russia and the Far East pp.231-258, Europe in Retreat (1918-1939) pp.259-314, the Recovery of Asia pp.315-374, adding chapters on Christian Missions pp.375-460 and on Oriental Influences in Europe pp.461-509..
A.W/ Tilby, The British People Overseas : British India 1600-1828 1912, IA
J. Mills et al., History of British India vol.1 1858, vol.2 1858, vol.3 1858, vol.4 1840, vol.5 1840, vol.6 1840, vol.7 [1805-1835] 1845, vol.8 1858, vol.9 1858, IA
W.W. Hunter, A History of British India, 1900, IA; 1912 edition vol.1, vol.2, IA
SINCE 1914

Specific Topics : Historiography
R. Guha, On Some Aspects of the Historiography of Colonial India, 1981
A.W. Entwistle, An Introduction to Indian Historiography 1985, Groniek
G. Prakash, Postcolonial Criticism and Indian Historiography, Social Text 31/32 : Third World and Postcolonial Issues 1992 pp.8-19
Encyclopaedia Iranica, Indo-Persian Historiography
Banglapedia : Historiography
Encyclopaedia Iranica, Deccan, scroll down for paragraph on Historiography
D.R. Woolf (ed.), A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, 2 vols., [G] : Indian Historiography pp.455-463

High School Textbooks
Republic of India : Themes in Indian History vol.1, vol.2, vol.3

Specific Topics : Economic History
J. Sarkar, Economics of British India 1917, IA
R. Dutt, The Economic History of India under Early British Rule 1908, IA
J.G. Williamson, Globalization and the Great Divergence: Was Indian Deindustrialization after 1750 Different?, 2008
S. Ratnagar, Theorizing Bronze-Age intercultural trade : the evidence of the weights, Paleorient 2003 vol.29 no.1 pp.79-92, Persee
S. Srinivasan et al., MetallurgicAl Heritage of India
S. Ratnagar, The Bronze Age : Unique Instance of a Pre-Industrial World System ?, Current Anthropology vol.42 no.3 2001, pp.351-379, jstor
V.S. Khanna, The Economic History of the Corporate Form in Ancient India, 1997

Specific Topics : Social History
Ancient Military : Ancient Indian Military 2012

Specific Topics : Environmental History
Chr.V. Hill, South Asia : an Environmental History, Santa Barbara : ABC Clio 2008, 329 pp., KMLA Lib. Call Sign 304.2 H645s
Edugreen, History of Forests in India

Specific Topics : History of Religion
S. Mendelssohn, The Jews of Asia : especially in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries 1920, IA
S.M. Rizvi et al., History of The Dar al Ulum Deoband vol.1, vol.2, 1980, IA
H.R. Gupta, History of the Sikhs 1939, IA
K. Singh, History of the Sikh Religion 1970, IA
M.N. Dhalla, History of Zoroastrianism 1938
J.A. Khairan, A History of the Agakhani Ismailis 1991

Specific Topics : Cultural History
J. Saward, Labyrinths in India, Pakistan, Nepal & Sri Lanka
A.M. Sharan, On the Deciphering of the Indus Valley Script and the Solution of the Brahui Problem n.d.

Specific Topics : Geographic/Ethnographic Compendia, South Asia volumes
A. du Bois, La Geographie moderne, naturelle historique & politique, vol.3 : Asia, 1736, GB; ch.X-XII Inde pp.629-662; ch.XIV Les Iles d'Asie pp.680-708 (Ceylon)
Thomas Salmon, Modern history or the present state of all nations, 1744-1746 edition vol.1 pp.49-57 The Present State of India Proper, pp.103-284, The Present State of Ceylone, pp.287-304 1744, GB
T.G. Smollett, The Present State of all Nations, vol.8 : Indian and Oriental Islands 1769, GB (Ceylon); vol.7 Asia 1769, GB
W. Guthrie, A new system of modern geography : or, A geographical, historical, and commercial grammar ; and present state of the several nations of the world ... vol.2 1794, IA; India pp.78-86; India within the Ganges, or the Empire of the Great Moghul pp.91-115
T.F. Ehrmann, Neueste Länder- und Völkerkunde, vol.11, Südasien, 1811, GB
C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, vol.3 : India and Oceania, 1822, GB
H. Murray et al., An Encyclopaedia of Geography 1834, GB; Hindostan pp.949-1008
E. Reclus, Universal Geography, The Earth and its Inhabitants, vol.8, India and Indochina, n.d., IA
World Geography Encyclopedia, vol.3 : Asia, 1994, KMLA Lib. Call Sign R 910.3 P238w v.3

Specific Topics : By Country
M.H. Panhwar, Chronological Dictionary of Sindh 1983, IA
M. Gehani, History of Sindh vol.1, vol.2 2008, IA
H.T. Prinseb, History of the Punjab 1846, IA
A.A. Khan, A Temporal View of Socio-Political Changes in Punjab 2009
W. Knighton, The History of Ceylon from the Earliest Period to the Present Time 1845, IA
D. Obeyesekere, Outlines of Ceylon history 1911, IA
P.E. Pieris, Ceylon and the Portuguese, 1505-1658 1920, IA
P.E. Pieris, Ceylon and the Hollanders, 1658-1796 1918, IA
J.N. Das Gupta, Bengal in the Sixteenth Century, A.D 1914, IA
E.A. Gait, A History of Assam, 1906, IA
U.N. Day, Medieval Malwa A Political And Cultural History 1401-1562 n.d., IA
J.D.B. Gribble, A History of the Deccan, vol.1 1896,
Specific Topics : Other
G.F. Hourani, Arab Seafaring, Princeton : UP (1951) 1995, [G]
D. Couto, The Role of Interpreters, or Linguas, in the Portuguese Empire during the 16th Century, e-JPH, Vol. 1, number 2, Winter 2003, Sejarah Melayu Library


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Lee, Seung Heon, History of Transportation in South Asia (2009)
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