Literature on South Asia – digitized
Among the more than 300,000 books of the CATS Library / Department of South Asia at the University of Heidelberg are several rare and precious volumes from the 18th to early 20th century. These are gradually being completely digitized and made available free of charge via the Internet.
The digitized works are recorded in Heidi, the University Library’s online catalogue as well as inter-regional online catalogues like the SWB, the union catalogue of the South West German Library Consortium.
For further information and suggestions please contact Nicole Merkel.
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Naval Kishore Press
Digital editions of printed works from the North Indian Naval Kishore Press (est. 1858). Selected Hindi- and Sanskrit works have been OCRed and converted to searchable digital texts (Devanāgarī and Latin transliteration).
Journals on South Asia
- Hicky's Bengal gazette, or The original Calcutta general advertiser
- Himalayan Times
- The oriental annual: containing a series of tales, legends, & historical romances
- The oriental annual, or scenes in India: comprising ... engravings from original drawings by William Daniell and a descriptive account
- Sarasvatī: sacitra māsika patrikā
- The Taprobanian: a Dravidian Journal of Oriental Studies
- Periodicals and newspapers from Bengal
- Periodicals and newspapers from Assam
Books from Bengal, 1800-1950
The collection is recorded on our online catalogue HEIDI as well as on the online catalogue of the Special Collection Catalogue of South Asia and the online catalogue of the SWB (Union Catalog of the South West German Library Consortium). There you can find digitized literature of the 20th century and electronic full-texts, too, made available through other national or international institutions.