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South Asian Studies Resources: Reference Sources

This guide provides information on South Asian Studies resources available to UIUC students, staff and faculty.

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South Asia Reference at UIUC

The South Asian Studies Reference Collection is housed in the International and Area Studies Library. The collection includes bibliographies, encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, gazetteers, census reports, indexes, and more.  These reference materials do not circulate except by special permission of the South Asian Studies Librarian.

Featured Book:

Bhāratīya Bhāshā Kośa: This dictionary of Indian Languages contains synonyms arranged column-wise in the following Indian Languages: Punjabi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Marathi, Gujrati, Bangla, Assamese, Oriya, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada.

Digital Dictionaries

Online Reference Resources