Watch Episode 1 of “Chicago Dialogues,” featuring COSAS’s Professor Rochona Majumdar! (9/19/20)

Photo collage of COSAS members during events

Audio Recordings Archive

Listen to recordings of previous presentations and events.

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Online Language Study

Video material and other helpful resources for students of Malayalam.

Online Library Resources

The Digital South Asia Library

The Digital South Asia Library (DSAL) provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, business leaders, and other users. Participants in the Digital South Asia Library include leading U.S. universities, the Center for Research Libraries, the South Asia Microform Project, the Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation, the Association for Asian Studies, the Library of Congress, the Asia Society, the British Library, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, MOZHI in India, the Sundarayya Vignana Kendram in India, Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya in Nepal, and other institutions in South Asia.

The South Asia Union Catalogue

The South Asia Union Catalogue (SAUC) is a cap-stone program gathering existing bibliographic records and combining them with new cataloguing created under current projects to create a definitive statement on publishing in the South Asian subcontinent. The South Asia Union Catalogue intends to become an historical bibliography comprehensively describing books and periodicals published in South Asia from 1556 through the present.


Taylor and Francis Archive

The South Asia Archive is a fully searchable digital archive encompassing millions of pages of valuable research and teaching materials, providing online access to documents dating from 1700 to 1953. The Archive covers the Indian subcontinent and contains both serial and non-serial materials, including reports, rare books, and journal runs. While most of the material is in English, approximately 30% of the documents are in South Asian languages, including Bengali, Sanskrit, Hindi and Marathi. The documents in the Archive are interdisciplinary, reflecting the varied range of knowledge production in colonial and early post-colonial India, and will be of interest to scholars in fields such as history; anthropology & archaeology; economics; arts & art history; language, literature and linguistics; cinema & media studies; religion & philosophy; science, technology & medicine; urban planning & administration; and politics & law.

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Digital Dictionaries of South Asia

For each of the twenty-six modern literary languages of South Asia, a panel of language experts identified key dictionaries currently in print and selected at least one multilingual dictionary for each language. For the more frequently taught languages, a monolingual dictionary also has been chosen. After identifying the best available resources, the chosen dictionaries have been converted to digital formats.