Himalayan Times Archive (1947-1963)

A digital archive of the Himalayan Times, an English language newspaper published in Kalimpong, India is available from Heidelberger historische Bestände — Digital for the years 1949-1963. The newspaper provides historical material on social and political developments in the Eastern Himalayas after World War II. […]

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Two Business/Economics Databases from CMIE, Mumbai

Columbia University Libraries now has access to two online databases from Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy. The two new electronic resources are Prowess and CapEx. Prowess includes data on the financial performance of more than 27,000 companies, including those traded on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange, as well as many unlisted […]

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Six Archives Unbound Digital Collections

Columbia University Libraries has purchased six new Archives Unbound digital collections of primary sources: Afghanistan and the U.S., 1945-1963: Records of the U.S. State Department Central Classified Files (9,674 images from the U.S. National Archives) Afghanistan’s history, internal political development, foreign relations, and very existence as an independent state have largely been determined by its […]

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3 New British Online Archives Resources

Columbia University Libraries has purchased three new British Online Archives historical collections: The Indian papers of the 4th Earl of Minto (From the National Library of Scotland) The papers of Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, the 4th Earl of Minto, (1845-1914), Viceroy of India between 1905 and 1910, cover a period of dramatic and momentous change in […]

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Asian Film Online Trial

Columbia University Libraries now has an ongoing trial of Asian Film Online through December 31, 2013. We are considering purchase from Alexander Street Press. This is the result of a partnership between Asia Pacific Films and Alexander Street Press. South Asian languages represented in this film streaming collection include: Bengali – 23 films from Bangladesh […]

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Marathi Manuscripts Digitized

The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library has added two new catalogs of digitized Marathi Manuscripts. The archival partner for this project, “Preserving Marathi Manuscripts and Making Them Accessible,” was the Marathi Manuscript Centre, Pune. Project EAP023 includes digital images and a project description. Project EAP248 includes digital images and a project description. […]

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Gandhi Heritage Portal

The Gandhi Heritage Portal was launched by the Government of India on September 2, 2013. It includes 100 English language volumes of The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, 82 Gujarati language volumes of Gandhiji no Aksharadeha (ગાંધીજીનો અક્ષરદેહ), and 97 Hindi language volumes of Sampūrṇa Gāndhī vāṅmaya (सम्पूर्ण गांधी वाङ्ग्मय). There are two modes for […]

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