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Uncover the history of South Asia as you've never seen it before

Discover this fascinating collection of 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, such as the Calcutta riots of 1946 and The Indian Independence Movement.

This Archive covers a wide range of subject areas, including Art History, Anthropology, History, Education and Literature, and will give students and researchers access to an invaluable learning resource.

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

Here you can view a full list of events and themes covered, as well as information on the editorial board and how the resource supports learning and librarians.

VIEW SAMPLE DOCUMENTS

After completing this short form you will receive a range of sample documents taken directly from the resource.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

- Gain access to exclusive teaching aids
- Watch our Living Archive mini-series
- How-to guides on using primary source collections

 

 
"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

 

 

 

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.

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

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.