South Asian Studies at
Washington University

[Unofficial Ad Hoc Website, Posted at Student Request,
as a Public Service]

Demilitarize South Asian Studies

In Autumn 2003 I included these words in a confidential message to my colleagues:

"In my view, the future of South Asian Studies lies in local organization, grass roots collegial networks, rather than the obsolete "Manhattan Project" approach taken by W. Norman Brown, et. al. I feel it would be a serious mistake to attempt to replicate this obsolete model with money from the South Asian American community, which too often leads to misunderstanding and hard feelings. I hope South Asian Studies is not remilitarized to serve a government agenda."

This remains my position.

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Course Topics (Actual and Potential)

(This page is under construction; recommendations are welcome! Please contact Jerome Bauer)

South Asian History

South Asian Politics

South Asian Literature

South Asian Languages
Hindi
Persian
Sanskrit
Pali
Ardhamagadhi Prakrit

South Asian Music

South Asian Dance

South Asian Art

South Asian Cinema

South Asian American Studies

South Asian Religion
South Asian Buddhism (Buddhist Origins)
South Asian Neo-Buddhism
South Asian Christianity
South Asian Islam
South Asian Judaism
South Asian Zoroastrianism (Parsees)
Sikhism
Radhasoami and Sant Mat
Yoga Traditions
Tantric Traditions
Religious Therapeutics

 

Courses Listed Chronologically and Topically

South Asian Language Study Courses and Links

 

Faculty

(This page is under construction; suggestions are welcome. This is an unofficial list of local faculty
with major or minor research or teaching interests in South Asia, and is neither a description of,
nor a proposal for, a formal South Asia Studies program. The order is random, with no indicators
of rank or hierarchy. If you wish to be included, or know a local college professor, adjunct lecturer,
or independent scholar of South Asia who should be included, please contact
Jerome Bauer)

Go to Independent Scholars of South Asia (ISOSA)

 

Washington University:

Joan Brockmann (Indo-Anglian Literature, Literature of the Indian Sub-Continent)

Sthaneshwar Timalsina (Hindi and Sanskrit)

Asha Prem (Classical Indian Dance)

Mary Ann Rund (Yoga and Indian Dance)

Priya Joshi (English and Comparative Literature)

Shanti K. Khinduka (Social Work)

Satadru Sen (History)

Rebecca Ginsburg (African and Afro-American Studies)

Jerome Bauer (South Asian and Comparative Religion)

Beata Grant (Buddhism and Asian Religion)

Nargis Virani (South Asian Islam)

Gautam N. Yadama (Social Work)

Fariba Fayaz (Persian)

Sunita Parikh (Political Science)

Ahmet Karamustafa (Islamic History and Religious Studies)

Fatemeh Keshavarz (Islamic Religion and Civilization)

Frank Flinn (Comparative Relgion and New Religious Movements)

Edward Montgomery (Anthropology)

Geoff Childs, (Anthropology)

Robert Hegel (Comparative Literature)

Martin Cavanaugh (Librarian)

Shirley K. Baker (Information Technology, Libraries)

Patrick Eisenlohr (Linguistic Anthropology, Indo-Mauritians)

Imrat Khan (Indian Classical Music Performance)

Faculty at Local Universities and Institutions:

Signe Cohen, University of Missouri- Columbia (Sanskrit Language and Literature, Indic Religions)

Dan Cohen, Independent Scholar, Columbia, Missouri (Anthropology of Religion,
Exorcism in North India)

Dan Lusthaus, University of Missouri- Columbia (Buddhism, Hinduism)

Gregory P. Fields, Southern Illinois University-Edwarsville
(Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda)

Robert Goss, Webster University (Tibetan Buddhism)

David Griesedieck, University of Missouri-St Louis (Asian Philosophy)

Sushil Mittal, Millikin University (Hinduism, Gandhi Studies;
Editor of
International Journal of Hindu Studies)

Lloyd Pflueger, Truman State University (Sanskrit, Classical Yoga, Indian Philosophy)

Jamsheed Choksy, Indiana University (Central Eurasian Studies, South Asian Religion)

Gerald Larson, Indiana University (Sanskrit, Classical Yoga, South Asian Religion)
[now retired in Santa Barbara]

Rakesh Mohan Bhatt, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign (Linguistics, Hindi)

Rajeshwari Pandharipande, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
(Sanskrit, Linguistics, Religious Studies, Comparative Literature)

Steve Owyoung, St. Louis Art Museum Curator of Asian Art

Bina Gupta, University of Missouri-Columbia (Philosophy and South Asian Languages)

Gerald N. Barrier, University of Missouri-Columbia (History)

Paul Wallace, University of Missouri-Columbia (Political Science)

Robert Bussabarger, University of Missouri-Columbia (Art)

Peter Gardner, University of Missouri-Columbia (Anthropology)

Arthur Robins, University of Missouri-Columbia (Psychiatry)

Pushpajit Bhullar, University of Missouri-Columbia (International Librarian)

Swami Chetanananda, St. Louis Vedanta Society (Vedanta Theology)

Swami Nishpapananda, St. Louis Vedanta Society (Vedanta Theology)

 

Concentration in South Asian Religion

Washington University has a well-established Concentration in South Asian Religion,
now consisting of eight specialized courses and at least six comparative courses with
significant South Asia content. The
Program in Religious Studies also offers concentrations
in
East Asian Religions,Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Note: Majors and Minors, please
talk to your Religious Studies Advisor and the Program Chair, Prof.
Ahmet Karamustafa,
akaramus@artsci.wustl.edu, to make sure these courses will count towards your requirements.

 

Specialized Courses

200 Level
ReSt 245 Introduction to Buddhism [every Spring]
ReSt 250F Hinduism: An Introduction [every Autumn]
ReSt 251F Religious Minorities of South Asia [every other Spring]
ReSt 252 Hindu and Jain Mythology [occasionally offered]
ReSt 223 Hindu Medicine and Indian Food [every Autumn]

300 Level
ReSt 3391 Karma and Rebirth [every other Spring]
ReSt 3392 Topics in South Asian Religions [every Autumn]:
ReSt 339F: Yoga Traditions [every other Autumn]
ReSt 339F: Veda and Vedanta / Indian Philosophy [every other Autumn]
ReSt 3392: Topics in South Asian Religions [proposed for every Spring]:
ReSt 3392: Tantra and Mysticism [proposed for Spring 2004]
ReSt 3392: Dharma and Hindu Law [proposed for Spring 2005]

 

Comparative Courses

[Please note that only 300 and 400 level courses count towards the Religious Studies
Cross-Cultural and Comparative course requirement]

100 Level
ReSt 1150 Introduction to the World's Religions

200 Level
ReSt 251F Religious Minorities of South Asia [every other Spring]

300 Level
ReSt 3391 Karma and Rebirth [every other Spring]
ReSt 3393 Miracles, Marvels, and Magic [every other Spring]
ReSt 376F Sufism: God's Friends in Islam
ReSt 3802 Sacred Shrines and Holy Places
ReSt 390 Lyrics of Mystical Love, East and West
ReSt 381 Women Theologists

400 Level
ReSt 470 Topics in Religious Studies: Fundamentalisms East and West [occasionally]
ReSt 470 Topics in Religious Studies: Middle-Earth and Bharata Varsha [every other Spring]
ReSt 478 Religion and Violence

 

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Washington University Summer in India Program

Please direct all inquiries about the Program in Religious Studies to:
Professor
Ahmet Karamustafa, email: akaramus@artsci.wustl.edu

 


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Upcoming Events

(This page is under construction; please send me your announcements, and I will do my best
to post them; please send to
Jerome Bauer, jeromebauer@sbcglobal.net)

 

Kumbh Mela (Movie)

August 20-22, 8pm

Webster University Film Series

Maurizio Benazzo & Nick Day, UK, 2004 86 min. Held for two millennia,
The Kumbh Mela (Great Nectar Fair) is a spiritual festival organized
every twelve years near the Indian town of Allahabad. The biggest
gathering of people in the history of humanity, the festival draws more
than 70 million pilgrims from all over India and around the world: gurus,
spiritual leaders and their devotees, and ascetic sadhus who emerge
from their solitary forest retreats and mountain caves. On certain
auspicious days everyone takes a holy dip at the confluence of two
actual rivers - the Ganges and Yamuna - and a mythical river, the
Saraswati, a ritual believed to guarantee release from the cycle of
rebirth - iterally a short cut to the state of purest bliss...nirvana. In
Hindi & English with English subtitles.

 

 

Past Events

(This page is under construction; suggestions for addition and clarification or correction are welcome!)


27th Annual Season-2003, Dances of India

TARA: The Wish for Peace

A Dance Drama Depicting the Legend
of the Tibetan Buddhist Goddess of Mercy

Edison Theatre, Washington University in St. Louis (3 blocks west of Skinker on Forsyth)

Friday, October 24, 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 25, 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 26, 3:00 PM

Tickets $17 & 15$ ($2.00 discount with advanced purchase)
No video or flash

For More Information Please Call 314-997-0911


Umang, the Indian Graduate Student Association, presents:

Jhankaar Beats

A Pritish Nandy Communications Film

Thursday, October 23rd, 6:00pm, McDonnell 162 (Hilltop Campus)

Jhankaar Beats is about three men, their women, their music, their ambitions,
and their triumphs over the small hurdles that we call life.

Join us for a pleasant evening and some samosas!

Visit www.artsci. wustl.edu/~umang or call Shaibal at 518-1171 for details.

http://www.jhankaarbeats.com/



The South Asia Speaker Series, Fall 2003

Ayesha Jalal

Professor of History, Tufts University

'Partisans of Allah: Jihad in Theory and History'

4 PM, Friday, October 3

Brown Lounge


 


Ashoka Presents:

Mahatma Gandhi Day of Service

Saturday, October 5, 12-6pm; Meet at 12pm, Business School 106

Activities will include apple-picking with inner-city youth.

To sign up, please email ashoka@restech.wustl.edu



Diwali Mela and Cultural Show, Sunday September 28, 2003

12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM

Mahatma Gandhi Center

http://www.netsap.net/diwali/



Asha for Education

Learn about Asha for Education over a home-cooked meal

Saturday, Sept 27th, 2003, 6:00 PM

725 Interdrive Ave, 1st Floor, Green Line East Loop Shuttle

Call Anjana 721-8910 or Uma 721-0353



Upcoming events- Monday, September 22

 

VIJAY PRASHAD LECTURE

Lecture that begins the campus week of dialogue on race relations. He will be addressing issues of interminority relations, concepts of model minority status, and commenting on activism and the current political environment.

4pm, Lab Sciences 300

 

STOMP Forum "minorityMODELminority"

A forum that will discuss the relationships between minorities on this campus and in this country. Model minority, antiblack racism from other minorities, and other aspects of oppression will be explored in this interactive discussion. Free Indian and Nigerian food.

7pm, Ursa's Fireside


 


As part of Washington University's 150th Birthday Celebration,
the Committee on Comparative Literature presents:

THE SOUNDS OF WORLD POETRY


read by Washington University faculty

Sunday, September 14, 2003
South Brookings 100

11:00 am Persian, read by Fatemeh Keshavarz
11:30 am Hindi, read by Sthaneshwar Timalsina
12:00 pm Arabic, read by Nargis Virani
12:30 pm Hebrew, read by Nancy Berg
1:00 pm Russian, read by Milica Banjanin and Mikhail Palatnik
1:30 pm Swahili, read by Mungai Mutonya
2:00 pm Japanese and Korean, read by Marvin Marcus and Mimi Kim
2:30 pm Chinese, read by Xiaolong Qiu
3:00 pm Spanish, read by John Garganigo and Soledad Forcadeall
3:30 pm Italian, read by Rebecca Messbarger

For more information, please call 314-935-5170

 


DIWALI: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Sunday, September 14, Noon-12:45 pm, Edison Theatre

See and hear the beauty of Indian dance and music. Presented by Ashoka, the Indian student organization.


 


ABHINAYA,
a not for profit organisation for the promotion of Classical dances of India,
presents:

PIBARE KRISHNARASAM

A  BHARATANATYAM PERFORMANCE  WITH  LIVE ORCHESTRA.

BY SUJATHA SRINIVASAN

Director Shri Kalaa Mandhir , Cleveland , Ohio, with her students

Venue  :      West County YMCA  Chesterfield Community Theatre

                           16464 Burkhardt Place

Date       Sunday   Aug 31, 2003 at 3. 30 PM

 


Kuchipudi Academy of Dance, St Louis (not-for-profit organization);
Sujata Vinjamuri Presents:

"OM SHANTHI" (PEACE) (a thematical presentation)
and a variety of Indian Classical Dances

Choreographed by Kishore Mosolikanti

Saturday, August 16, 2003, 7:30 PM, COCA Center for Contemporary Arts
524 Trinity, St Louis (University City), Missouri 63130

Tickets: $10 per person

For ticket information, please contact:
Sujata Vinjamuri, 314-878-2861 or Seema Enterprises, 314-423-9990


Professor Richard King, Hope University in England, spoke on
"Cartographies of the Imagination:The Discourse of Religion and the Mapping of Indic Traditions
After Colonialism," March 31, 2003

Sophia: The Religious Studies Discussion Club and ATMA: The Hindu Student Association
Symposium on Religion in Medicine, March 24-25 2003

Professor Signe Cohen, University of Missouri, Columbia, spoke on
"
Romancing the Robot and Other Tales of Mechanical Beings in Sanskrit Literature,"
Friday, March 14, 2-3:30pm, Duncker 101

Professor Gregory Fields, SIU-Edwardsville, spoke on,
"Hindu Religious Therapeutics and Sacred Sound," Thursday, October 31, 2002
Sophia Pot Luck Dinner with Professor Fields

Professor Ludo Rocher, University of Pennsylvania, spoke on,
"Karma and Cyclical Time," Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Rabbi Hyim Shafner spoke on "The Bene Israel of India"
First General Body Meeting,
Sophia: Religious Studies Discussion Club, Monday, October 21, 2002

Mr. Masood Khan, Embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Kashmiri American
Council of DC, Dr. Saddiq Mohiyyudin, World Affairs Council of American Foreign Policy,
Dr. Sunita
Parikh, Washington University Political Science (South Asia), Dr. Satadru Sen, Washington University
History Department (South Asia), Dr. Chitralekha Zutshi, College of William and Mary, History
Department, presented:
Kashmir Forum, sponsored by the
Washington University Pakistan Students Association, cosponsored
by
Muslim Student Association, Islamic Lifestyles, Amnesty International, Pakistani Association of St.
Louis,
WU Department of History, Asian Multicultural Council, Student Union. April 10, 2002

Dr. Darielle Mason, Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, spoke on,
"A Portion of Heaven: The Hindu Temple and its Sculpture," October 31, 2000

 

Student Organizations

(This page is under construction; recommendations are welcome! Please contact Jerome Bauer)

 

Washington University Student Organizations

ASHOKA (Indian Students Association)
Umang: The Indian Graduate Students Association
Muslim Students Association
Washington University Pakistani Students Association
Asian-American Association
Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
Asian Multicultural Council
Asian Christian Fellowship
ATMA Hindu Students Association
Sophia: The Religious Studies Discussion Club

 

Student Organizations at Other Universities

Ekta: Indian Student Association, University of Missouri St Louis

Indian Student Association, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Muslim Student Association, St Louis University

Muslim Student Association, University of Missouri St Louis

Indian Asian Student Association (SANGAM), St. Louis University

Vedic Philosophy Club, St. Louis University

Cricket Club, St. Louis University

Religious Studies Club, University of Missouri, Columbia

South Asia Society, University of Pennsylvania

 

Local South Asian Studies Resources

(This page is under construction; recommendations are welcome! Please contact Jerome Bauer)

 

Hindu Temple of St Louis

725 Weidman Rd,St. Louis,MO,63011,USA,Tel#:(636)-230-3300
Email : contact@hindutemplestlouis.org

 

Islamic Foundation of Greater St Louis

517 Weidman Rd. St. Louis, MO 63011 636-394-7878

 

Maryville University

13550 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141; 1.800.627.9855
[Maryville University sponsors lecture series related to Asian Studies and Religious Studies]

 

Missouri Southern State College

3950 E Newman Rd · Joplin, MO 64801-1595; Call: 1-800-606-MSSC or 1-417-782-MSSC
[Note: Missouri Southern State College is a member of the
American Institute for Indian Studies (AIIS)]
[Note: Joplin is in SW Missouri, a few miles from the Kansas border]

Project South Asia (Digital Library of Teaching Resources)

Karl J. Schmidt, Associate Professor of History and International Studies, Indian History

 

Sathya Sai Baba Centers of Missouri

St. Louis, St. Louis West County

 

Southern Illinois Univesity-Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Illinois 62026; 618-650-2000
[Note: Edwardsville is just across the Mississippi River from St Louis, easily accessible by car,
though not yet by public transportation]

Department of Philosophical Studies

Minor in Religious Studies

Philosophical Society

Gregory P. Fields, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Hawaii.

 

St Louis Community College

300 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102-2810; Phone: 314-539-5000 Fax: 314-539-5170 TDD: 314-539-5399

 

Truman State University

100 East Normal Street, Kirksville, Missouri 63501 | 660.785.4000
{Note: Kirksville is in NE Missouri]

Philosophy and Religion Program

Lloyd Pflueger, PhD, University of California-Santa Barbara

 

University of Missouri, Columbia

Columbia, MO 65211; Phone: (573) 882-2121; E-mail: webeditor@missouri.edu
[Note: Columbia, Missouri is accessible via airport shuttle from Lambert-St Louis International Airport]

 

Department of South Asian Language and Area Studies

437 General Classroom Building; (573) 882-3065

 

Faculty:

Bina Gupta, chair, professor of philosophy and South Asian languages, PhD, Southern Illinois University.

Gerald N. Barrier, professor of history, PhD, Duke University.

Paul Wallace, professor of political science, PhD, University of California-Berkeley.

Robert Bussabarger, professor emeritus of art, MA, Michigan State University.

Peter Gardner, professor emeritus of anthropology, PhD, University of Pennsylvania.

Arthur Robins, professor emeritus of psychiatry, PhD, University of Minnesota.

Signe Cohen, assistant professor of religious studies, PhD, University of Pennsylvania.

Pushpajit Bhullar, international librarian, MLS, University of Missouri-Columbia.

 

Webster University (St. Louis)

Department of Religious Studies

Religious Studies Faculty

Buddhist Studies Program in Engaged Buddhism, Thailand

 

South Asia Books

POBox 502, Columbia, MO 65205
[Founded by
Prof. Gerald N. Barrier]

 

Vedanta Society of St Louis

205 South Skinker Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63105

Vedanta Center Links

Swami Chetanananda

Swami Nishpapananda

 


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Major North American South and Southeast Asia
Centers and Programs

(This page is under construction; recommendations are welcome! Please contact Jerome Bauer)

 

Brown University Department of History of Mathematics
Brown University Concentration in South Asian Studies

Columbia University Southern Asian Institute

Cornell University Department of Asian Studies
Cornell University South Asia Program

Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions
Harvard University Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies

McGill University, Montreal, Faculty of Religious Studies

St. Lawrence University Asian Studies Program

Syracuse University South Asia Center

Triangle South Asia Consortium of North Carolina

University of British Columbia Centre for India and South Asia Research

University of California Berkeley Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

University of Chicago South Asia Language and Area Center,
University of Chicago Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations

University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Studies
University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Asian Studies
University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Philosophy (Asian and Comparative Philosophy)

University of Iowa Department of Religious Studies
University of Iowa South Asian Studies (BA Program)

University of Manitoba Asian Studies Centre

University of Michigan Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

University of Minnesota Department of Asian Languages and Literatures

University of Missouri, Columbia Department of South Asia Language and Area Studies

University of Texas at Austin Center for Asian Studies

University of Toronto South Asian Studies Programs

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

University of Pennsylvania Department of South Asia [Regional] Studies (SA[R]S)
University of Pennsylvania Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI)
University of Pennsylvania Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES)
University of Pennsylvania Asian American Studies Program

University of Washington-Seattle, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies South Asia Program
University of Washington-Seattle Southeast Asia Center

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of the Languages and Cultures of Asia
University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Southeast Asian Studies

 

Study Abroad Programs

Note: the Overseas Coordinator for the Washington University Religious Studies Program
is Professor
Ahmet Karamustafa, akaramus@artsci.wustl.edu

 

Washington University Summer in India Program
(Note: this program addresses sustainability issues;
for information, please contact Professor
Satadru Sen,
ssen@artsci.wustl.edu

American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Summer Language Study
AIIS Services to Study Abroad Programs
Hindi (Jaipur)
Tamil (Madurai)
Marathi (Pune)
Malayalam (Trivendrum)
Bengali (Kolkata)
Telugu (Vizag)
Urdu (Lucknow)
Sanskrit (Pune)
Pali / Prakrit (Pune)
Application Deadline for 2004: January 21
American Insitute of Indian Studies, 1130 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Tel. (773) 702-8638,
aiis@uchicago.edu

Brown University Study Abroad in Delhi, India

Penn-In-India
[Note: This is a summer program, open to non-Penn students,
and is recommended very highly by WashU students who have enrolled!
The syllabus includes Ayurvedic medicine and nutrition.]

School for International Training (SIT)
SIT Study Abroad
SIT Study Abroad: India (Arts and Culture)
SIT Study Abroad: India (Culture and Development)
SIT Study Abroad: Nepal (Culture and Development)
SIT Study Abroad: Tibetan Studies
[Note: Washington University students have had good experiences with this program;
ask Prof.
Jerome Bauer to put you in contact with alumni of this program]

Naropa University
[semester abroad progams in Bhutan, Sikkim, and South India, including Sanskrit study]

University of Wisconsin College Year in India
[Highly recommended year-long program, including summer school at Madison;
please talk to your advisor if you are interested, to make sure you can transfer the credits]

University of California, Santa Barbara Education Abroad Program (EAP)
[
Fall Semester programs in Delhi, Hyderabad]

Webster University Buddhist Studies Program in Engaged Buddhism, Thailand

 

Vedic, Ayurvedic, and Astrological Associations

Kepler College of Astrological Arts and Sciences (Lynnewood, Washington)

Chopra Center (Ayurveda)

Medicine Buddha [Ayurvedic] Healing Center (Berkeley)

Ayurvedic Institute (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine

American Institute of Vedic Studies (Santa Fe, New Mexico)

"Hindu Medicine and Indian Food" Course: Ayurveda Links

 

Yoga / Vedanta Universities and Ashrams

Maharishi Vedic University (affiliated with TM, Transcendental Meditation)

Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa

Yoga Centers USA

Yoga Centers Missouri

Yoga Centers Illinois

Vedanta Center Links

Vedanta Society of St Louis

 


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South Asian Studies Library Collections

(This page is under construction; recommendations are welcome! Please contact Jerome Bauer)

 

Australian National University

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library

 

Center for Research Libraries

Digital South Asia Library

Microfilming of Indian Publications Project (MIPP)

South Asia Manuscript Project (SAMP)

 

Center for South Asian Libraries

 

Columbia University Library

SARAI: South Asia Resource Access on the Internet

Electronic Journals and Newspapers on South Asia

 

Library of Congress

Asian Reading Room

Library of Congress Serials Database for South Asia

 

South Asia Consortium-EAST

 

University of California at Berkeley Library

 

University of Chicago Library

Digital South Asia Library

Microfilming of Indian Publications Project (MIPP)

Serials Database

 

University College London

Indology: Internet Resources for Indological Scholars

 

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt Library

UPenn Van Pelt Library Online South Asia Resources

UPenn Van Pelt Library South Asian Studies Collections

UPenn Van Pelt Library South Asia Information Resources

UPenn Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image (CETI)

UPenn Van Pelt Library Manuscript Collections Relating to the History of India Under British Rule

UPenn Van Pelt Library Catalog of Hindu Temple Photographs, American Institute of Indian Studies
Collection

UPenn Van Pelt Links to US and UK Library Resources for South Asia
[Including publisher and rare book dealer catalogs!]

UPenn Van Pelt Romanization Tables for South Asian Languages (under construction)

UPenn Penniman-Gribbel Collection of Sanskrit Manuscipts
[Over 3,000
Indic Manuscripts, the largest collection in the Western hemisphere;
they are being scanned and put
online, at the request of scholars;
click here for complete list, click here to browse scanned manuscripts]

 

University of Washington Library

University of Washington South Asia Section

 

Washington University in St. Louis Libraries

Washington University Libraries Catalog

All-Hilltop Libraries Catalog

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

MOBIUS Union Catalog (Missouri Interlibrary Loan Consortium)

 

South Asian Studies Associations

(This page is under construction; recommendations are welcome; please contact Jerome Bauer)

 

Academic Associations

American Council of Learned Societies

American Oriental Society (AOS)

Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS)

Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (SACP)

American Academy of Religion's Religion in South Asia (RISA) Section

American Committee on South Asian Manuscripts (ACSAM)

South Asia Consortium-EAST

Independent Scholars of South Asia (ISOSA)

American Insyitute of Indian Studies (AIIS)

International Association for Asian Studies (IAAS)

American Institute for Pakistani Studies

American Institute for Bangladeshi Studies

American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS)

Social Science Research Council, South Asia Program

British Association for South Asian Studies

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

Center for South Asian Libraries

World Sanskrit Conference

Religion in South Asia (RISA) Archives

Society for Hindu-Christian Studies

Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society, Lucknow [India]

Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata [India]

Indology: Internet Resources for Indological Scholarship

SAWNET: South Asian Women's NETwork

SARAI: South Asia Access Across the Internet

Library of Congress Serials Acquisition: Gopher Search

 

 

South Asian Governments

 

Governments on the Web

South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Government of India (GOI)
Indian Parliament
Government of India Directory of Official Web Sites
Government of India Ministry of External Affairs
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

Government of Pakistan

Government of Bangladesh

Government of Nepal

Government of Sri Lanka

Government of Bhutan
Planning Commission, Government of Bhutan

Government of the Maldives
President's Office

United States Government
State Department Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs South Asia Page
State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (South Asia Page)
CMC South Asia Programs

 

 


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South Asian Newspapers, News Magazines,
and News Organizations

(This page is under construction; recommendations are welcome! Please contact Jerome Bauer)

 

South Asian Newspapers Online

English:

The Hindu (Chennai / Madras)

Hindustan Times (New Delhi)

India Abroad (New York)

Indian Express (Mumbai / Bombay)

Times of India (New Delhi)

Jang English Edition (Karachi)

The Nation (Lahore)

Pakistan Link (Inglewood, CA)

Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)

Dawn (Pakistan)

Daily Mirror (Colombo)

The Kathmandu Post (Kathmandu)

Peoples' Review (Kathmandu)

Tibet News (Dharamsala)

Hindi:

Navbharat (Mumbai / Bombay)

Dainik Jagran (Kanpur)

Hindi Milap (Hyderabad)

Naidunia (Indore)

Gujarati:

Gujarat Samachar (London)

 

South Asian Magazines Online

Frontline (Chennai / Madras)

India Today (New Delhi)

The Week (New Delhi)

Cyber-India Online (New Delhi)

Dataquest India (New Delhi)

The Economic Times (New Delhi)

Bollywood Masala [cinema] (New Delhi)

Bollywood Online [cinema] (New Delhi)

Femina (New Delhi)

Gladrags [fashion] (Mumbai / Bombay)

Teens Today (New Delhi)

Dhaka Courier (Dhaka)

The Herald (Karachi)

Pakistan and Gulf Economist (Karachi)

The Cricketer [sport of cricket] (Karachi)

Pakistan Frontline (Fontana, CA)

Little India (Reading, PA)

Masala Online (New York)

Ganashakti (Communist Part of India (Marxist) Newspaper)

 

South Asian News Organizations

(This page is under construction; recommendations are welcome! Please contact Jerome Bauer)

 

 

South Asian Political Parties, Nationalist
and Religious Organizations

(This page is under construction; recommendations are welcome! Please contact Jerome Bauer)

 

Sangh Parivar (Extended Family of Hindu Nationalist Organizations):

RSS

Rashtriya Svayamsevak Sangh (RSS) [National Volunteer Corps]

VHP

Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) [World Hindu Council]
Vishva Hindu Parishad of America

BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) [Indian People's Party]

Bajrang Dal

Bajrang Dal (Warriors of the Hindutva Revolution) [Party of Hanuman]

 

 

Anti-BJP, Anti-Sangh Parivar:

Anti-BJP

RSS: "The Sangh": What Is It, and What Is It Not?

 

Indian Political Parties

Congress (I)

Shiv Sena

Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)

Ganashakti (Power of the People): CPI(M) Online Newspaper

Liberal Party of India

Diravida Munnetra Kazhagam [Dravida Progressive Federation] (DMK)

AIADMK

 

 

South Asian Universities and Research Institutes

(This page is under construction; recommendations are welcome! Please contact Jerome Bauer)

 

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSUB)

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA)

National Institute of Design (NID)

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)

Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

 

Miscellaneous South Asia Links

(This page is under construction; recommendations are welcome! Please contact Jerome Bauer)

 

Volunteer Teaching and Service Opportunities in South Asia

(Note: Washington University students have found these sites very helpful!)

 

India Together (Volunteer Work in India)

Teaching English Overseas (Volunteer Work in Asia)

International Volunteer Programs Association (Volunteer Work Overseas)

 

South Asia Related Journals:

Journal of Asian Studies (JAS)
DS501 .F274 Olin Level B Stacks

Journal of the American Oriental Society (JAOS)
PJ2 A6 Olin Level A Stacks

Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR)
BV1460 .N23 Olin Level B Stacks

International Journal of Hindu Studies
[Subscription requested for the Washington University Library]

Philosophy East and West
B1 P573 Olin Level B Stacks

Journal of Indian Philosophy (Online)
Olin Library Subscription

History of Religion
BL1 H65 Olin Level B Stacks

History of Religion Online

SAGAR: A South Asia Graduate Research Journal
[Founded by the graduate students of the University of Texas!]

South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection (SAMAR)
[A progressive South Asian American magazine]

 

Resources for South Asian Literary Criticism

IndiaStar Review of Books

South Asian Diaspora: Literature: A Bibliography

Fiction by South Asian Women

SAWNet Bookshelf: Books By and For South Asian Women

 

Booksellers:

South Asia Books
PO Box 502, Columbia, MO 65205

List of Western Dealers in Books on South Asia
[Very comprehensive!]

List of Book Dealers for Current Books from South Asia

 

Museums:

St. Louis Art Museum, Asian Art
[Occasional South Asian art exhibits]

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Asian Art Collection (Including South Asia)
[A very fine collection of Indian art]

Philadelphia Museum of Art Indian and Himalayan Collection

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) South and Southeast Asian Art Collection
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Online Collections

 

Music

Indian Music on St. Louis Radio

Sangeetha: Society for Indian Classical Music

 

Local South Asian Cultural and Service Organizations

(This page is under construction; recommendations are welcome!)

Links to India-Related Associationsin St Louis

ASHA For Education (St Louis)

Indian Medical Council of Greater St Louis

Marathi Mandal of St Louis

North-South Foundation
North-South Foundation (St Louis Chapter)
{Education and health-care related service organization]

Punascha
[Bengali cultural and social organizatiion]

Sangeetha.org

Sangeetha: Society for Indian Classical Music

Kuchipudi Academy of Dance

Sikh Research and Educational Center

Sikh Study Circle of St Louis

Telugu Association of St Louis

India in St Louis

 

Local South Asian Religious Organizations

Hindu Temple of St Louis

Islamic Foundation of Greater St Louis

Sikh Research and Educational Center

Sikh Study Circle of St Louis

Vedanta Society of St Louis

 

Local Restaurants and Grocery Stores:

(This page is under construction; recommendations are welcome!)

 

Links to Indian Grocery Stores in the United States
{Site included addresses, phone numbers, directions, and maps]

Links to Indian Grocery Stores in Missouri
{Site included addresses, phone numbers, directions, and maps]

Links to Indian Grocery Stores in Illinois
{Site included addresses, phone numbers, directions, and maps]

Links to Indian Restaurants in the United States
{Site includes addresses, phone numbers, directions, and maps!}

Links to Indian Restaurants in Missouri
{Site includes addresses, phone numbers, directions, and maps!}

Links to Indian Restaurants in Illinois
{Site includes addresses, phone numbers, directions, and maps!}

India in St Louis

 

Student Recommendations:

 

Priya at Dorset and McKelvey

Jay's International at Grand south of 44

House of India, Delmar, west of Loop [(314) 567-6850]

Seema's on Page

India's Rasoi in Clayton or Central West End or on Manchester [(314) 727-1414]

Bombay Grill [(314) 361-6911]

India Palace [(314) 731-3333]

Gokul on Page just east of Seema's

India Bazaar on Page (west of Seema)

India Palace on top of Howard Johnson near airport
Review of India Palace (by the "Gourmet Guru")

Khan Family Restaurant in North University City
Pakistani, Indian,and Bangladeshi Food, 100% Halal Meat
8629 Olive Blvd, 314-991-9999; Fax 314-991-9979

Govinda's near St Louis University (good vegetarian food; ISKCON affiliated)

Akbar's Groceries

 

 


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