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Uncover south Asian history as you've never seen it before

Discover 4.5 million pages of material gathered from across the Indian sub-continent. These documents were originally collected by the South Asian Research Foundation (SARF) with the objective of preserving Indian cultural heritage and span from 1700-1953. 

Explore digitized versions of books, journals and reports covering key historical events.

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Watch the video below to discover what lies within South Asia Archive

 

 

"This archival information which was lost to the people of India will come alive because of this project."

 

Kapil Sibal, Indian Minister of Communication and IT

ADDITIONAL PRIMARY SOURCE COLLECTIONS

FROM ROUTLEDGE, TAYLOR & FRANCIS

War, State and Society

Explore the social, economic, political and cultural affairs of Britain throughout the Second World War, and get a full picture of the impact of modern warfare on civilian life.
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Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War

With access to cabinet office papers, signals intelligence reports & PUSD documents, this resource will allow in depth study of the Spanish Civil War, Second World War, Cold War and Korean War.
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Cold War Eastern Europe

Gathered by the UK Foreign Office, this resource provides a uniquely comprehensive history of post-Stalinist Europe, documenting every aspect of life throughout the Cold War.
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