BOOKMARKS_MAIN == WARNING: THIS LIST IS NO LONGER MAINTAINED!!

000 == L A N G U A G E S

LANGUAGES == AN OVERVIEW

GENERAL LANGUAGE HISTORY

Alphapage.html - University of Maryland
Ancient Scripts of the World, a wonderful site
AncientScripts.com
BnF_ aventure des Ecritures _ chronologie
BnF_ Ecritures _ matieres et Formes _ sommaire
Ethnologue, 13th edition, 1996
Numbers in Over 4000 Languages
The Indo-European Database
The LINGUIST List_ Language & Language Family Information
The Lord's Prayer in 1103 languages
the PIE website

GENERAL LANGUAGE TEACHING RESOURCES

About LangNet
CARLA_ Less Commonly Taught Languages
http--www.voanews.com-
LangNet
LRC Homepage
The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning
The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library of Congress New Delhi Office)
UCLA Language Materials Project Index Pages
Virtual Picture Album --India

SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES

_Particular languages

Dards, Dardistan, and Dardic_ a Conundrum
Kashmiri (Peter Hook's materials)
Khowar, the Language of Chitral, Pakistan
Newari Lexicon based on the Amarakosa
Pushto materials--Learning Resources Center
Rajasthani-- some historical documents transcribed
Türk dili sitesi
325 recognized Indian languages
Central Institute of Indian Languages
Digital Dictionaries of South Asia
Ecritures _ Ecritures indiennes _ geographie
Eden's Page_Scripts of all of Asia
GRETIL - Göttingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages
IAS Memory of Asia palm-leaf manuscript preservation
Indian alphabet comparison page
Languages & Linguistics of South Asia
Languages, Best Indian Sites on the Net
Languages
List of the major Indian languages with numbers of speakers
The history of Indic languages and scripts
yourDictionary.com • Indo-Iranian Languages
South Asia Language Resource Center
Kharosthi alphabet
South Asian Languages
Language in India
South Asia Language Pedagogy and Technology
Electronic journal of the South Asia Language Resource Center
GICAS South Asian Linguistic Materials - ENGLISH ver.

LANGUAGES == FONTS FOR SCRIPTS

Altruists International
ApniUrdu.com Home
CRULP
Department of Information Technology
Directory of _pub_john_software_fonts
Directory of _pub_tex-archive_language_devanagari
Downloading DEVAKEY - Devanagari at your fingertips - fonts
FAQ on South Asian fonts
Hardip S Pannu's Lok Seva Home Page
Indic language fonts
Indology_ font inventory
InPage - Concept Software
ISIS - Indian Script Input System - Home
Linguist's Software fonts for many languages
Nastaleeq Nizami
Resources for free marathi (devnagari) fonts
Sanskrit Documents List
Sanskrit Page of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas
SaralSoft Home Page!
Shivaji01-Sanskrit98 Fonts
takhti
Transliteration in Tamil
U-TRANS - Putting Urdu in Web pages
Unicode and multilingual support in HTML, fonts, Web browsers and other applications
Welcome to Baraha.com
Installing Fonts and Keyboard Layouts: South Asian Language and Resource Center
South Asia Language Resource Center
The World’s First Hindi PC - Happy 60th India! स्वतंत्रता दिवस की शुभकामनायें | Brahmi Hindi English
Happy 60th India! स्वतंत्रता दिवस की शुभकामनायें! Kalibonca is delighted to unveil the World's First Hindi PC for India's 60th Independence Day! It is an ...

LANGUAGES == HINDI

DEVANAGARI SCRIPT SITES

_NEWSPAPERS

Daily Hindi Milap (Hyderabad) main page
Dainik Bhaskar now India's fastest news paper
Dainik Jagran
Naidunia
Rajasthan Patrika- Where news value counts
A historical map of Varanasi - Kailasanatha Sukula's Mirror of Kashi (Kashidarpana, 1876)
BBC World Service - Hindi Front Page
Letters of Rani of Jhansi
Mellon Project_ Advanced Hindi -- Premchand and Ghalib
Rajasthani-- some historical documents transcribed
Hindi Script Tutor
salCORPORA
salCORPORA - The text database salCORPORA contains written corpora of South Asian Languages

GENERAL SITES

Bharatvani-- first Hindi radio on the internet
Hindi World (English version)
Word AnyWhere Hindi English and Other Indian Languages Dictionary

LANGUAGE LEARNING

A Door Into Hindi by Afroz Taj
A Hindi-English jumble, spoken by 350 million csmonitor.com
Acharya -- see the letters made for you
Devanagari letters shown in huge type
FLN 301 Advanced Hindi-Urdu
FLN 302 Advanced Hindi-Urdu II
Grammar points analyzed by Peter Hook
Hindi at SU
Hindi Electronic Dictionary
Hindi Lesson 1Ukindia
Hindi Links
Hindi page at UPenn. (incl. good script fonts)
Hindi Program at Penn
Hindi Vowels Lesson 1 Part-1
Hindi-English-Hindi software dictionaries. Word translation and reverse translation in Hindi-En
Hindi_Urdu lessons online at Syracuse
Index of _indiangallery
Index to Mellon Project
India Today
Learn Hindi Tutor CD, To learn the language of India
Rabar Baind, by Anvita Abbi, annoted by Peter Hook
UPenn Page for Hindi Video lessons
Vijay GambhirScroller
Virtual Hindi - Other Stories
Virtual Hindi
VOA.GOV

LITERATURE

A bibliography of Hindi literature in English translation
A Premchand Reader, by Norman Zide (DSAL)
Aaina-E-Ghazal
Abhivyakti - Classic Hindi Magazine Arts, Culture, and Philosophy of India
Anubhuti-A complete classic collection of Hindi Poetry
ANYATHA
Bharat-Darshan's Hindi Short-Stories
Bharat-Darshan, Hindi literary magazine
Ghazal-Darpan Pravesh
Kaavyaalaya_ The House of Hindi Poetry
Krishna Baldev Vaid
Nirmal Verma
Rani Ketaki Ki Kahani - Hindi story by Insha Alla Khan
tehelka.com_'I'm trying to counter the Babhani takeover of the Hindi belt'
tehelka.com_The day Hindi died
The House of Hindi Poetry - Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan
The Third Vow or 'Gulfam is Slain'
Webdunia Sahitya_ The paradise of Indian Literature

LANGUAGES == HINDI-URDU

A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English.
Amir Khusro -- a website full of "composite culture"
An Introduction to Hindi and Urdu
FLN 301 Advanced Hindi-Urdu
FLN 302 Advanced Hindi-Urdu II
Hindi Authors
Hindi Electronic Resources - Osaka University of Foreign Studies
Hindi Links
http--www.sasnet.lu.se-panelreports.pdf
Kabir The Mystic Poet --- KabirWeb
Kabir _ The Mystic Poet --- KabirWeb
Language in India -- Hindi_Urdu in British eyes
Panel abstract EASAS conference
Raley, A Teleology of Letters (on Gilchrist)
Rani Ketaki Ki Kahani - Hindi story by Insha Alla Khan
sentences compared in both scripts
tehelka.com_'I'm trying to counter the Babhani takeover of the Hindi belt'
tehelka.com_The day Hindi died
The Tawasin of Mansur Al-Hallaj (he visits India 905)
Varieties of the Arabic Script
Yamada Hindi-Urdu WWW Guide

LANGUAGES == NORTHERN

BENGALI

BENGALI SCRIPT SITES

Bengali Lesson 1Ukindia
Century Sangbad
Ganashakti _ Power of the People
Parabaas - Complete Bengali Webzine
Pratidin Online
SAMBAD -- Bengali Internet Daily

LANGUAGE

Bengali language resources_ Mumbai_Bombay pages
Bengali-language
Dimock intermediate text online
Table of Contents -- Digital South Asia Library
Tagore
Virtual Bangladesh Virtual Bangladesh Dictionary

LITERATURE

Bengali Literature
Bengali Poetry
Calcuttaweb - Najrulgeeti - Songs of Kazi Najrul Islam
Clinton Seely's U of Chicago homepage
Kathan
Parabaas - Complete Bengali Webzine
Parabaas Translation - Bengali Literature Online
Sonartari-- poetry in translation
Sukumar Ray _ A Tribute

GUJARATI

All About Indian People
Gujarat Samachar - The Leading Gujarati Daily
Gujarati language resources_ Mumbai_Bombay pages (fonts, software, literature etc)
Narmad My Life_ Life of Indian writer and poet Narmad, depicted in a Gujaratimusical play
Some Gujarati language resources
Ukindia Learn Gujarati Page

MARATHI

Anne Feldhaus on her experience as a Marathi speaker
Kavya Kusumavali
Lokmat Marathi International Edition
Marathi Songs,Gadima,Geet-Ramayan,Literature
Tukaram 17th Marathi poet - Dehu, Pune, Maharashtra, India . Multilingual website

ORIYA

Oriya home page
Oriya News in Sambad
P. C. Mishra, _A Primer in Oriya Characters_

PUNJABI

5abi - Gyan Ratan - Punjabi Lessons
APNA, Academy of the Punjab in North America
ukindia punjabi lesson 1
YUGANTAR PUNJAB
Untitled Document
APNA, Academy of the Punjab in North America
An organization to promote Punjabi language, literature, culture and harmony among all Punjabis

LANGUAGES == PERSIAN

ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH

Encyclopaedia Iranica
Information About Zoroastrianism
Muhsin Makhmalbaf on Afghanistan
Online English - Persian Dictionary
Welcome to Isfahan!
World of Traditional Zoroastrianism

IMAGES

Light and Water (Afghanistan)
Princeton Shahnama Project - Homepage
THE IRANIAN_ Arts, painting, artists' tribute to Shahnameh
The Iranian_ Arts, Photography, Bakhtiaris
The Iranian_ Arts_ Homes of Isfafan, Nasrollah Kasraian
THE IRANIAN_ Sponsors, Ghajar paintings, Rose Ghajar
Welcome to Isfahan!

LANGUAGE

Meem Connection (mystical and numerical meanings of letters)
Online English - Persian Dictionary
Online Persian Languange Learning Resource
Pars Translator - Online - Translation
Persian Home Page
Steingass, Francis Joseph, 1825-1903. A Comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary, Including the Arabic Words and Phrases to be
Steingass, Francis Joseph, 1825-1903. A Comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary, Including the
The Names of the Persian Alphabet
The Persian Alphabet
Yamada Language Center Persian WWW guide
Yek Ruz Dar Rostamabad-e Shemiran
Nazem - Title Page
The Jon Safari Site

LITERATURE

Amir Khusro -- a website full of "composite culture"
Book I
Corrections
Firdausi free web books, online
Hafiz Life & Poetry @ HafizOnLove.com
Hafiz Life & Poetry @ HafizOnLove.com
Index for Dar-al-Masnavi
Medieval Sourcebook Sa'di (1184-1292) The Gulistan, c. 1256 CE
Medieval Sourcebook_ Sa'di (1184-1292)_ The Gulistan, c. 1256 CE
Muslim WakeUp! Chaste Love to Explicit Sex Three Types of Arabic Love Poetry
Nizami_ Layla and Majnun
Persian Literature (Columbia Univ)
Persian Literature
Persopedia - Homepage
Poetry Home Page
Risalah Ruh-i Sharif by Sultan Bahu
Rumi, ghazal 598 Arberry 74 Barks 40
The Internet Classics Archive The Epic of Kings by Ferdowsi
The Internet Classics Archive _ The Epic of Kings by Ferdowsi
THE IRANIAN_ Features, interviews index
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam ~ presented by ELF
Shahnama Collection - About the Project
Packard Humanities Institute: Persian Literature in Translation
PERSIAN STUDIES

LANGUAGES == PROGRAMS

INDIA

ACM India Studies (Assoc. Colleges of the Midwest)
AIIS Advanced Language Program in India
Antioch College Buddhist Studies In India
Brethren Colleges Abroad
Center for South Asian Studies - University of Virginia
Center for South Asian Studies -- Semester-in-India Program
Classical Tamil School
Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University
India Program Information Page
Minnesota Studies in International Development in India
NY State Independent College Consortium
nysiccsi.html
Semester in India Program (U. of Va. and Emory)
Semester in India Program, North Carolina State Univ.
Semester in India Program
Semester in South India, Univ. of Iowa
SIT Study Abroad - India Programs
Study Abroad - Semester in South India
Summer 2002
Temple India
Undergraduate Programs in India 1999 (compiled by Columbia's Southern Asian Institute)
Univ. of Hyderabad
Univ. of Minnesota Studies in International Development
UW-Madison Study Abroad Home Page

PAKISTAN

American Institute of Pakistan Studies
Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan
Center for South Asia Studies

SOUTH ASIA CENTERS for academic study

general Asian Studies programs around the world
South Asia centers around the world
South Asia centers, US

SRI LANKA

The I.S.L.E. (Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education) Program

SUMMER PROGRAMS IN THE WEST

Harvard Summer School Sanskrit
Hindi at Univ. of Washington, summer 2002
Klassische Indologie Universität Heidelberg
SASLI homepage
South Asian Language and Literature at Loyola University
South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI)
LCTL_ Course Offerings for LCTLs
Study Abroad Asia WWW VL
ANU - Centre For Continuing Education - Canberra, ACT 0200. Tel: 6125 2892 Fax: 6125 5938
South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI)
South Asian Language and Resource Center
South Asia Language Resource Center

LANGUAGES == SANSKRIT

LANGUAGE

A Primer on Grantha Characters, by K. Venugopalan
Acharya website for learning Sanskrit
Apte Sanskrit Dictionary Search
Directory of _pub_doc_sanskrit
http--home.t-online.de-home-ulrich.stiehl-ipa_sans.pdf
Itranslator Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas
Klassische Indologie Universität Heidelberg
List fo Sanskrit and Indoloogical Research Institutes in India
Sanskrit audio for listening
Sanskrit Dictionary
Sanskrit Documents List
Sanskrit Documents List_ Home
Sanskrit Home Page
Sanskrit lessons online
Sanskrit
Ukindia Learn Sanskrit Lesson 1
Welcome to Samskrita Bharati's Home Page

TEXTS

giirvaaNi Sanskrit Literature
In Parentheses
Kalidasa's Meghaduta in Sanskrit
Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Panchatantra
Project Gutenberg Edition of Twenty-Two Goblins
Sacontala - Translated by William Jones
Sanskrit Authors_ The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library of Congress)
Sanskrit Documents List
Sanskrit Texts and Stotras
Twenty Two Goblins _ translated from the Sanskrit by Arthur W. Ryder
Richard Lariviere, lecture on theory of philology
Sanskrit Knowledge-Systems Project

LANGUAGES == SOUTHERN

KANNADA

Ambikatanayadatta
Kamat's Potpourri- Kannada Writers
Kannada saahithya.com
Kannada Saahitya PuTa
Prajavani Kannada daily
Sanjevani World Edition
Vishva Kannada
Welcome to Udayavani

KONKANI

General Konkani culture_language site
GOA WORLD Learning Konkani
Kamat's Potpourri- The origin and development of the  Konkani language

MALAYALAM

A Bibliography of Malayalam literature in English translation
Deshabhimani Daily
kerala
Kovilan Home Page
Malayala Manorama Daily Newspaper
Malayalam
Mathrubhumi Daily - Home Page
Varamozhi Transliteration based Malayalam Editor
www . ente malayalam . org

TAMIL

ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH

BBC World Service - Tamil Home Page
Dinamani.com - Home Page
Institute of Asian Studies (Madras)
Institute of Indology and Tamil Studies - Kolam
Passions of the Tongue Language Devotion in Tamil India, 18911970
Professional weeping in Tamil folk performance, Paul Greene
Tamil Electronic Library
Tamil folklore studies, by Eric Miller
Tamil Heritage Foundation

LANGUAGE SITES

Tamil Script Learner's Manual
Tamil script Lesson 1 ukindia
Tamil Virtual University
Thisaigal
Web Site for Learning and Teaching Tamil

TELUGU

Andhra Prabha Telugu News Daily
Deccan Chronicle on the web
Edward C. Hill, A Primer in Telugu Characters
Telugu Literary - A Contribution of the India Network Foundation
Teluguworld
Vaartha

LANGUAGES == URDU

ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH

A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English.
A Native Publishing House in India (Naval Kishor Press), 1887
Adabi Duniya, sample cover page, extremely high resolution
Aditya Behl's diss on medieval romance
AIPS home page
Dr.Ebadat Brelvi
http--lcweb.loc.gov-catdir-cpso-romanization-urdu.pdf
M.J.Warsi
Major Urdu journals held by Urdu Research Library Consortium
National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language
Ralph Russell on Urdu in India since Independence
the Annual of Urdu Studies
The Urdu Research Centre in Hyderabad
U-TRANS - Putting Urdu in Web pages
Welcome to Sang-e-Meel Publications
_Nets of Awareness_ Urdu Poetry and its Critics_ by Frances W. Pritchett
Urdu and Indian nationalism
Urdu & secularism

GENERAL SITES

BBC World Service - Urdu Home Page
Pakistanibooks.com - Online Pakistani Book Store
Pehchaan - The Worlds Biggest Urdu Portal - Pakistan Zindabad.
U-hoo!!! Urdu's answer to Yahoo!
UrduDost.com - the website for every Urdu lover.
urdustan.com _ Urdu Nation
Voice of Toronto.Com
Welcome to Sang-e-Meel Publications
Welcome to www.urdulife.com
___.________ oldest website of Urdu
???.???????? oldest website of Urdu
Untitled Document

LANGUAGE LEARNING

A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English.
English-Urdu dictionary
FLN 301 Advanced Hindi-Urdu
FLN 302 Advanced Hindi-Urdu II
Mir in Cyberspace
Naim's intro, including script
Naim's intro, vol. 2
Naim's reader of prose and poetry
PNS - URDU
Tarjuman-ul-Quran_ Islamic Urdu e-magazine
Ukindia Learn Urdu Page
UrduClassic, A Classical Urdu Web Site!!
UrduWord.com Home Page
Login
betterurdu » home

LITERATURE

Chowk Opinions analysis discussion on India Pakistan South Asia
Coss_Monographs
First Urdu Internet Magazine, From Toronto
HOME PAGE www.eurdubazaar.com The Best Urdu Site on the Net
Home Page
index
jadeedadab.com
Mohammad Hameed Shahid Fiction Writer & Critic
U R D U S T A N urdu ka nasha ____ __ ___
Urdu Authors_ The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library of Congress)
Urdu Book Review bi-monthly
Urdu Manzil
Welcome to Mata-e-Zamir
Welcome to UrduHamasr.dk
Welcome to Urdudan - خوش آمدید ۔ اردوداں
A multi-faceted talent
ibnesafi.info
Shash o Panj: Amīr Hamza in angrezi
Desicritics.org: An Injured Tom-Cat In a Gunny Sack - Translation of a Saqi Farooqi Poem
Shabkhoon
سمت ۔۔۔۔۔اردو تحریر میں اردو کا پہلا آن لائن ادبی جریدہ

POETRY

FAIZ

Faiz Ahmad Faiz_ Selected Poems
Faiz Ahmed Faiz - A Distinct Urdu Poet of Pakistan
FAIZ AHMED FAIZ-A Distinct Urdu Poet of Pakistan
Faiz Ahmed Faiz_ Life and Ghazals

GHALIB

Ghalib's Urdu poetry
http
Love Sonnets of Ghalib
Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib at `Urdustan'
Mirza Ghalib's Life and Ghazals
nawa-e-saroosh
Peter Hook's devanagari experiment

IQBAL

Khizr-e-Rah-Shair
Abhay's Aashi'yaana - Urdu Poetry and Ghazal
Aleem's poems in his own voice
Amir Khusro Website_ qawwalis
Attiya Dawood's website
Britannica India on the ghazal
EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
Ghadar Feb 2002
Google Search_ alt.language.urdu.poetry
Interview with Gulzar
Mehfil-e-Mushaira -- Main page
Mehfil-e-Mushaira -- Poets
Mehfil-e-Mushaira
Muslim WakeUp! Chaste Love to Explicit Sex Three Types of Arabic Love Poetry
The Hindu Simply, a poet
The Poetry Of 'No' OutLookIndia.com
Urdu Image Bank
Urdu poetry (ghazal) & hindi poetry archives-mailing list. Urdu dictionary.
Urdu Poetry Archive - Ghazals, nazms, Urdu poetry related articles, mailing lists, and more!
UrduPoint Network, Urdu Poetry
http://asnic.utexas.edu/asnic/pages/sagar/spring.1995/akbar.hyder.art.html
Taste of Tears
bahadur shah zafar

PROSE FICTION

A great site -- a batch of 20th c. stories in script
Meghdutam interviews Jogindar Pal
National Manto Seminar
Riffat Murtaza's Page!
The Quilt, by Ismat Chughtai
Urdu Short Story Toba Tak Singh  By- Sadat Hasan Manto
Viewsunplugged.com Arts Short Story The Big Man By Kashi Nath Singh translated By Moazzam She
Viewsunplugged.com Arts Short Story The Chief Accountant of the Pyramid by Naiyer Masud Trans

URDU NEWS SOURCES

BBC World Service - Urdu Home Page
Daily Jang Pakistan
Latest Urdu Releases, Gov't of India
The Munsif Daily, Hyderabad (India)
The Siasat Daily, Hyderabad (India)
VOAnews.com

001 == M A P S

EARLY MAPS

Ancient Maps Cover Page
Antique Maps of India
Antique, historic, rare and old maps. Maps of Asia.
Earlymaps.com
Library of Congress map division

REGIONAL MAPS

Dhow Ports in the Indian Ocean
Ecritures _ Ecritures indiennes _ geographie
Indian Ocean region-- small and clear
Linguistic_demographic maps
Map Index from Huntington Archives site
Map of Central Asia with options
Very big Indian Ocean map, political

SOUTH ASIA MAPS

A historical map of Varanasi - Kailasanatha Sukula's Mirror of Kashi (Kashidarpana, 1876)
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Indian Maps, States and Union Territories
Indian road map with distance calculator
Lonely Planet - India Map
Series of historical maps (click Maps)
South Asia regional map-- large, detailed
The same detailed regional map -- another site

WORLD MAPS

AskAsia Map & Timeline Library
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Gardiners Atlas of English History - Table of Contents
Have you ever considered vexillology_
How about national anthems_
Lonely Planet website
Maps @ nationalgeographic.com
Multimap.com_ Online Maps to Everywhere.
Terraserver Home
UT Library Online - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - World Maps
World History (world maps and timelines)
Xerox PARC map, clickable for scale increase

001 == O V E R V I E W S

India, Ancient, Medieval, Colonization, Philosophy, Culture
Indian Emperors_ a political history
interknowledge.com
itihaas.com
Kamat's Potpourri, Indian nationalist miscellany
Manas_ India and Its Neighbors" by Vinay Lal, UCLA
Social Movements in South Asia
The Gov't of India's take on Indian history
World Cultures; Richard Hooker's educational site
www.historyofindia.com
www.investinindia.com
Silent Readers_Ch2 from History of Reading
"India and South Asia: A Short History"

001 == I M A G E S

PHOTO COLLECTIONS

Gallery
India Home Page
India Photo Gallery
India photos
India_ Life
New Delhi -- images by Manhar
Travels in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer
W E L C O M E T O D E E N D A Y A L . C O M
Worldisround - India
www.PhotoSeoul.com-india- ... Photos of India
IndiaMike.com- India Travel Forum

Himalayas

"Karamjeet Singh's Himalayan Home"
Evert's Photo Gallery (huge images, mtns)
Himalayan Art
Images from the Roof of the World
Photo collection - Himalayas

COMMERCIAL IMAGE SOURCES

Antique prints - India and Sri Lanka
Arts Indian Atelier_ Bringing Indian Art & Craft to the Web
artsindia.com - Contemporary Indian Art and Crafts Gallery
Asian Art Galleries on Asianart.com
Christie's _ Home
cloudband.com dedicated to rugs, carpets, textiles, Asian art and tribal art.
Exotic India Art
John Eskenazi Ltd.
Khazana_ India
Lakshmi International - Hindu Deity devotional paintings
Shilpa Arts and Crafts, Jaipur
Sotheby's
artnet - The Art World Online

MUSEUMS ETC.

Ames Library, Univ. of Minnesota
Armchair travel in India_ the stereoscopic experience
artsmia_ Permanent Collection
ASIA SOCIETY THE COLLECTION IN CONTEXT
Asia Society, New York
Berger Foundation -- small separate lot
British Library Images Online
CETI_ AIIS - Architecture and Sculpture Index
CETI_ AIIS - Miniature Painting Index
George Eastman House India Series
Historical
Home Page_ American Memory from the Library of Congress
http--www.bergerfoundation.ch-wat4-museum1museum=Hira&babel=en&cd=7219-3282-01517219-3282-0150&country=Inde&col=pays
Indian Museum, Calcutta
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
Islamic Architecture Digital Resources
Kimbell Art Museum
Serving the Guest_ A Sufi Cookbook & Art Gallery
The Digital South Asia Library-Images
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
World's Transportation Commission Photograph Collection
A mapped display of some of the earliest photographs
Berger Foundation -- small separate lot
Explore the Sacred Sites of world religions
Reproductions of old postcards
The BERGER Collection
http://www.bergerfoundation.ch/wat4/museum1?museum=Hira&babel=en&cd=7219-3282-0151:7219-3282-0150&country=Inde&col=pays
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

TRAVELOGUES WITH PICTURES

City of Boiled Beans [Bangalore]
Diary of trip to Central Asia and India
Kamat's Potpourri _ Rajasthan Travelogue - A Distant Journey
Kamat's Potpourri _ Stories of Bastar Travels
Nick Mleczko's Travel Page

001 == R E S E A R C H = S I T E S

ART HISTORY SITES

Art History Resources on the Web -- index
Asian Arts, the online journal
Devi_ The Great Goddess
Great Mirror Photos, Captioned Pictures, Travel Gallery Images - The Great Mirror
Ancient India
Asienhaus Essen_ Exhibition of photography - Truck painting in Pakistan
Bangladeshi Arts of the Ricksha, by Joanna Kirkpatrick
Historical Architecture of Asia (for comparison)

EDUCATIONAL SITES

A Virtual Village
Artists of Nathadwara
Berkeley Art Museum_ Indian Deities, Courtiers, & Lovers
Chowk_ Where Ideas and Identities Intersect
Devi_ The Great Goddess
Education Index
Indian Empire supplementary materials
MANAS_ India and Its Neighbors, by Vinay Lal, UCLA
Poetry from All Over
SAWNET_ South Asian books for kids
Some basic texts of world history online
South Asia Citizens Web
The Shah Bano Case
World Cultures, Richard Hooker's site, WSU
World History _ HyperHistory

GENERAL LITERARY SITES

Bibliography of South Asian women writers
Bibliomania_ Drama, Poetry, and Ancient Classics
Chowk_ An Internet Community with an Interactive Magazine,
Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature
Himal, a magazine about South Asia
Katha Home Page
Monsoon Magazine_ Main Menu
Postcolonial Literature
SALIDAA
SASIALIT_ Literature of South Asia and the Indian diaspora
Somnath Hore documents the Tehbhaga movement, 1946
The Literary Web, a global resource site
The New York Review of Books

GENERAL SCHOLARLY SITES

TEXT SOURCES

Asia Book House bibliographical lists
Asia holdings in UK libraries
Asiatica Association
Books On-line_ Call Numbers Starting With PJ-PL
Firstandsecond.com - India's Biggest Book Stop
Fordham University
Hobson-Jobson Dictionary
Indian Books from K. K. Agencies, a comprehensive coverage on all subjects.
IndoWindow.com-- South Asia documents
ORB_ The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies (for comparisons)
Paul Halsall_ Internet Indian History Sourcebook
Search Books on ManBooks.com
South Asia Books
The Digital South Asia Library-Imperial gazetteer of India

VIRTUAL LIBRARY SITES

AsiaSource_ Home Page - A resource of the Asia Society
Coombs site
Digital Asia Library Home Page
Digital Himalaya
Koeln site
SARAI_ South Asia Resource Access on the Internet
South Asia virtual library
AIIS Home Page
AIPS home page
Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South AsiaHome
Ames Library, Univ. of Minnesota
Authors listed chronologically free web books, online
BAS Online
Bureau of South Asian Affairs
Documents and Texts Index Page
EAWC (Exploring Ancient World Cultures) search ndex
Ideas and writings on South Asia (UVa site)
INDOLOGY main menu
Library of Congress Home Page
Penn's South Asian archives (including AIIS slides)
Project South Asia, Missouri Southern State College
South Asia Web Links - Lubin Website
The British Library
The Digital South Asia Library
Tim Lubin's South Asia page (esp. religion)
Univ. of Texas site

NEWS MEDIA

BBC News _ South Asia
CNN, Time, and Asiaweek on South Asia
MANUSHI
newsASIA_ excerpts from the region's newspapers
NPR Online
SAJA_ South Asian Journalists Association
Sanjha Qalam  (Shared Pen) South Asia's shared cultural diversity
South Asia Electronic Journals and Newspapers
South Asian Media Net. A news and views portal.
tehelka.com - news. views. all the juice.
The Economist
Welcome to Frontline
Welcome to Indian Media Site - Compiled by Ashok Upadhyay

SPECIFIC SCHOLARLY SITES

NUMISMATICS

Best coin research site I've found
Coins, ancient and medieval
RBI Monetary Museum
The Coins and History of Asia
Archaeology Magazine
Benares-Bibliographie
British Library Online Newspaper Archive
General site on Indian archaeology
Harappa_ The Indus Valley and the Raj
Human Rights in South Asia
Pancanga (version 3.04) for date conversion
Rulers -- great site for worldwide records
South Asian Diaspora
The Foreign Exchange of Hate IDRF and the American Funding of Hindutva
The history of Indic languages and scripts
The Huntington Archive Home Page
Trade and Environment (TED) - South Asia Cases
UNESCO Sector for Culture Caravanserais
Works by women in South Asia

001 == T I M E L I N E S

SOUTH ASIA TIMELINES

A hindutva timeline
A hyperlinked timeline
An illustrated general overview
An Indian nationalist timeline
Columbia South Asian timeline
Met Timeline _ South Asia, 1000 B.C.- 1 A.D.
South Asian Media Net
U. Penn timeline, pre-1850

WORLD TIMELINES

Hellenistic monarchs and dynasties
TimeMap Project ® Home Page
World History (world maps and timelines)

002 == P R E H I S T O R Y

A show of prehistoric rock carvings
Cave drawings at Kharwai, Madhya Pradesh (AIIS slides)
Indus Valley rock art of various periods
Met Timeline _ South Asia, 8000 - 2000 B.C.
Plate Tectonics
Prehistoric Rock Paintings of Bhimabetaka
Rock carvings and inscriptions along the Karakorum Highway
Scenes of head-hunting in rock art
Vidarbha megaliths as burial markers

003 == I N D U S = V A L L E Y = (c2500 - c1500 BCE)

Meanwhile... what the neighbors were doing

A small fertility-goddess (_) figure from Iraq
A suggestive seal from Iraq
Anahita, the ancient Iranian goddess of water
Ethnic interminglings in Central Asia... so complex even today
Hieroglyphic Luwian Stele
Indus Valley as Meluhha, a metals source for Urkesh
Mesopotamia - The British Museum
Saudi Aramco World What Was Jiroft
The horse in ancient world history
The Iranian, Arts, Photography, Bakhtiaris
The Secret of Nabada
What the Egyptians were doing...
What the Mesopotamians were doing...
What the neighbors just to the west were doing...
What they were making in Tibet...
Did ancient climate and vegetation play a role_
Excavations at Lothal, near Ahmedabad
Harappa-- The ancient Indus Valley -- index page
index.html
On the Dancing Girl; and Indus bronze work
Silver Grave Goods from the Sohr Damb near Nal, Pakistan
Steve Farmer's material
The Indus Civilization
The Indus Riddle, an overview by India Today
UPM Research Seal Impressions Discovered in West India
UPM Research: Seal Impressions Discovered in West India

004 == V E D I C = W O R L D = (c1200 - c500 BCE)

Contrarians-- Hindutva, etc. etc

20,000 years ago the Aryans left the North Pole...
A celebration of the ancient Sarasvati River
Ancient Indian aircraft were mistaken for UFOs
Aryan Invasion Theory
Atlantis was just a late stage of Vedic knowledge
Bhagwan Gidwani, "The Return of the Aryans"
Clyde A. Winters
David Frawley_ it ALL originated in India
Dravidian as the source for everything
Earliest Vedic dating_ 10,000 BCE
Harappa was "the last glow of the Vedic age..."
Home Page of Bharatvani Institute
Homepage of Bharatvani Institute
Homepage
IndiaStar book-review_ Vedic Glossary on Indus Seals by N.Jha
Madhusudan Mishra's script decipherment claims
One of many claims to have deciphered the seals-- N. Jha
Questioning the Aryan Invasion Theory by Klaus Klostermaier
Rediff On The NeT_ The Rediff Interview_ Dr Subhash Kak
River of Heaven, by David Frawley
Sanskrit decoded as a form of Basque
Sarasvati Sindhu Civilization Home Page
Sarasvati Sindhu Civilization_ Home Page
SAVING THE ACADEMIC WORLD
Sword of Truth Editorial Page
The Hindu Universe - Hindu Resource Center
The Proto-Shiva seal as deciphered by N. Jha
The Rg Veda was completed in 3,700 BCE
Vandalism Sanctified By Scripture OutLookIndia.com
Vedic Astrolgy Article by Frawley
http://www.flonnet.com/fl1502/15021100.htm
Virtual assaults
Kaaba a Hindu Temple?
Sarasvati Sindhu Civilization: Home Page
All research work related to sarasvati

GENERAL VEDIC

A site devoted to Sama Veda
Agnicayana - Multimedia Project
EJVS - Michael Witzel - Looking for the Heavenly Casket
Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies
How you can perform your own agnihotra
http--www.ucl.ac.uk-~ucgadkw-indology.html
INDOLOGY Main Menu
More strange Vedic links... and more... and more...
Orality vs. Written Text in Vedic lit
Sarasvati in the Atharva Veda, by P. V. Pathak
Scroll down some pages for a very helpful Veda chart
Software for doing "Vedic astrology"
Studies on Vedic rituals, A. Hayakawa
The "Vedavid" website -- fancy but difficult to use
The horse in ancient world history
The Vedas
The Vedic Experience, Prof. Raimon Panikkar
Veda Prasar Samiti
Vedas and Upanishads by Sanderson Beck
Vedic altars -- an architectural analysis
Vedic on Parade, by Timothy Lubin
VEDIC TEXTS and more
VEDRELPR.DOC
Witzel on the "indigenous Aryan" theory (PDF form)
EJVS - Current and Back Issues
Somayaagam 2003

INDO-EUROPEAN LINGUISTICS AND SCRIPTS

Ancient Scripts of the World_ Home
Ancient Scripts of the World_ Writing Systems
AncientScripts.com
Even relatively recent mss. can be hard to identify...
Institute For Oriental Study, Thane
Omniglot - a guide to writing systems
On The Origin Of The Early Indian Scripts, R. Salomon
Peoples and languages in the Pre-Islamic Indus Valley
The history of Indic languages and scripts
The Indo-European Database
the PIE website

Refutations of Hindutva claims

'Sir Vidia Gets It Badly Wrong' OutLookIndia.com
28 October 2000 _ Saffron touch given to Aryan, Harappan link
A Bushy Tail_ The Piltdown Horse-- OutlookIndia.com
A Hindutva polemic (Zydenbos)
Edwin Bryant responds to Klostermaier
Excellent Witzel overview article
For comparison_ other cultural fakes and frauds
Golden Age Hallucinations OutLookIndia.com
Horseplay in Harappa
Postmodernism, Hindu nationalism and `Vedic science'
Somanatha and Mahmud
Steve Farmer on the `pseudo-chariot'
Steve Farmer's website
Temple desecration and Indo-Muslim states
Temple desecration in pre-modern India
The 9,500 year old city under the sea...
The Foreign Exchange of Hate IDRF and the American Funding of Hindutva
The Hindu _ A maritime Rigveda_ How not to read ancient texts
The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760
KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION
Chicago Tribune | Intelligent design loses
Now, Multicultural Hindutva : outlookindia.com
Siliconeer: February 2006
indiantruth.org
Campaign to Stop Funding Hate
East West Cultural Institute - Books on the Aryan Migration Debate
East West Cultural Institute - Internet Resources on the Aryan Migration Debate

RIG VEDA (c1200 BCE)

A Zoroastrian hymn to the sun
Avestan texts from Iran-- are there parallels_
http--www.people.fas.harvard.edu-~witzel-MT-Substrates.pdf
Hymns to Agni
mss page of Granth Sahib
ReadMe English
Rig Veda, by R. L. Kashyap (PDF format)
RIG VEDA, trans. Ralph Griffith
Selections from Rig Veda, trans. Michael Myers
The Cosmic Sacrifice hymn
The Rigvedic River Saraswati
Zoroastrian Sacred Texts, so close to Vedic

UPANISHADS (c1000-500 BCE)

TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS

Isa Upanishad -- a manuscript page
Isa Upanishad -- a modern spiritualist take
Mundaka Upanishad -- a modern spiritualist take
Taittariya Upa., trans. Swami Gambhirananda
The Upanishads, Max Mueller, translator
Books By Rajaji - Upanishads - Index

005 == T H R O U G H = T H E = C E N T U R I E S

0000's ___ (=1st c) ___ CE

FINE ARTS

Gandharan art
Kushan Empire objects from this and next few centuries

GREEKS AND ROMANS on India

115 World map according to Strabo (18 A.D.)
Ancient History Sourcebook_ Pliny_ Natural History 6.96-111. (On India)
Ancient History Sourcebook_ Strabo_ Geography_ Book XV_ On India
Another Strabo website
Augustus Caesar speaks of Indian emissaries (see item 31)
Pliny-- original source
The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, a guide for traders
The Periplus_ Internet Sourcebook version

KUSHAN DYNASTY

Coins from the Kushan dynasty
Kushan dynasty history
Kushan Empire
Sims-Williams --- Bactrian, the Kushans' language
the Met on the Kushans

LITERATURE

Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project -- text samples
Matrceta's Hymn to the Buddha
Rare Buddhist Writings
The oldest surviving Buddhist text fragments

SCULPTURE

Gandharan Bodhisatva, standing
Seated Buddha with two attendants
Shiva from Gudimallam, polished sandstone
Worcester Art Museum - Shakyamuni Buddha
Did Saint Thomas die in South India_

00000's ___ BCE

-0000's ___ (=1st c) ___ BCE

Sanchi, M.P., Buddhist stupas, c200 BCE to c100 CE

Great Stupa (AIIS slides)
Great stupa, Sanchi -- a mellow image

SCULPTURE

Female earth spirit, sandstone relief
Male figure from Hadigaon, Nepal
Parthian Stations; about trade routes to India
Roman historian Justin on the Parthians

-0100's ___ (=2nd c) ___ BCE

ARCHITECTURE

Ajanta, Buddhist cave-temples with wall paintings

Ajanta -- a detail of one fresco
Ajanta -- images by Manhar

Karle Buddhist cave temples, 2nd-1st c., Maharashtra

 

FINE ARTS

Indo-Greek dynasty coins, incl. Menander
Ivory comb with five teeth

Menander

Questions of King Milinda
Met definition Page _ Shunga Dynasty (ca. 2nd-1st century B.C.)
Met Timeline _ Shunga Dynasty Map_ enlarged view

-0200's ___ (=3rd c) ___ BCE

ARCHITECTURE

Ashokan-period chaityas in Nepal
The Digital South Asia Library - Search results for Asokan pillar
The Digital South Asia Library - Search results for Sudama
Two lovers, Isirumuniya temple, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

ASHOKA Maurya, rules c268-233

Ashoka's favorite Buddhist texts
Ashokan lion capital, Sarnath
Ashokan pillar with lion capital
Ashoka_ his edicts, his times
Brahmi script, the mother of most modern Indic scripts
Map of Ashoka's empire
Mss in Kharoshti script
Mural of Ashoka in Parliament House
The Edicts of King Ashoka

SCULPTURE

Elephant with Riders_ Arts of India (Getty ArtsEdNet)
Three Buddhist female devotees from Deopatan, Nepal
Early Old Tamil begins to develop

-0300's ___ (=4th c) ___ BCE

ALEXANDER (356-323) swings by, c327-325

Alexander the Great on the Web
Alexander's Indian travels
Alexander's Invasion, The Century, 1899
Alexander's Return, The Century, 1899
Alexander's Waterloo in Sindh
Animated map of Alexander's conquests
Parthian Empire - History and Coins of Ancient Parthia
Plutarch (c46-c120) on Alexander's life
The Diadoch Wars
The Seleucid Empire (map)

KAUTILYA's Arthashastra (earliest layers)

Kautilya and his Arthashastra
Project South Asia

MAURYA dynasty, c321-185

Met definition Page _ Mauryan dynasty (ca. 323-185 B.C.)
Met Timeline _ Mauryan Dynasty Map_ enlarged view
Naval warfare in ancient India begins with Chandragupta
The Mauryans
Hellenistic Age Outline Chronology (for comparison)
The sacred bodhi tree planted in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka (4th item)

-0400's ___ (=5th c) ___ BCE

BUDDHA c480-c400-- Theravada

Pilgrimage to the Holy Sites of the Buddha
The Dating of the Historical Buddha, L. S. Cousins
Visit Lumbini, the Buddha's birthplace

Herodotus has earliest Greek references

109 Reconstruction of Herodotus World Map (ca. 450 B.C.)
Herodotus on India
Herodotus on the Web
Internet Classics text

-0500's ___ (=6th c) ___ BCE

Darius's rule in Gandhara and Sind, c.518

A Visit to Persepolis
Persepolis (mostly the same material)
Persepolis (U. of Chicago site)
Persepolis and ancient Iran-- Istakhr
Greek sculpture (for comparison)
The earliest Indian coins -- from janapadas

0100's ___ (=2nd c) ___ CE

GREEKS AND ROMANS on India

another Arrian site
Arrian_ Anabasis Alexandri_ Book VIII (Indica), c. 150_
Ptolemy's regional map, Tabula Asia

KANISHKA, greatest Kushan emperor

A Kushana stone-inscription; (wants to date them later)
Kanishka's Buddhist council, mural in Parliament House
Kanishka, of the Kushan dynasty, fl. c. 120
The Date of Kanishka
The Traditional Date of Kanishka
When did Kanishka take power_

SCULPTURE

ASIA SOCIETY THE COLLECTION IN CONTEXT
Buddha arguing with Indra, Gandhara
Kushan art under Jaya Varma (184-5)
Male figure, standing, from Kathmandu, Nepal
Rudradaman, Gautamiputra Satkarni (Parliament mural)

0200's ___ (=3rd c) ___ CE

Appollonius of Tyana supposedly imagines India, 220
Coins of western and central dynasties, dates range over several centuries

0300's ___ (=4th c) ___ CE

FA-HSIEN visits India seeking Buddhist texts

Fa-Hsien_ A Record of the Buddhistic Kingdoms (394-414 CE)
Sites for downloading Fa-Hsien in PDF format
The Journey of Faxian to India
Travels of Fa-Hsien, PDF format

GUPTAS

Gupta period coins
Gupta-period inscriptions

KALIDASA

Kalidasa and his plays
Kalidasa_ The Recognition of Sakuntala
Sacontala - Translated by William Jones
Shakuntala, Arthur W. Ryder trans., PDF format
The Tooth Relic Temple is built in Anuradhapura

0400's ___ (=5thc) ___ CE

ARCHITECTURE

Sigiriya Buddhist complex, Sri Lanka

General history of Sigiriya
Is Sigiriya the Eighth Wonder of the World_
Sigiriya -- view from above
Sigiriya frescoes

SCULPTURE

Shiva-lingam from Mrigasthali, Nepal

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Standing Buddha from Kathmandu, Nepal

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Standing Vishnu from Pashupati, Nepal

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Standing Vishnu from Pashupati, Nepal
Aukana Buddha, 42 1_2 feet high, near Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Shiva-lingam from Pashupati, Nepal
Standing Buddha (ZOOM)
Standing Buddha from Deopatan, Nepal
the great Buddhas of Bamian
Buddhist Gandharan Manuscript
Map of the Gupta empire, c400
Varahamira in mural, Parliament House

0500's ___ (=6thc) ___ CE

ARCHITECTURE

Nalanda

Nalanda, Bihar, c500's-900's (AIIS slides)
The Royal Patrons of the University of Nalanda
"Temples Along the Indus," by Michael Meister
Buddhist monuments of Harwan, Kashmir, Plates XV-XLII
Elephanta, Berger collection
Jaina temples, Deogarh (AIIS slides)
Mauriyar Matha, Rajgir (AIIS slides)
Salt Range Temples, Pakistan

SCULPTURE

BUDDHIST

Bodhisattva Padmapani from Kathmandu, Nepal, 550

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Buddha and Bodhisattvas, from Patan, Nepal

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Seated Buddha from Patan, Nepal
Standing Buddha from Bihar
Standing Buddha from Patan, Nepal

HINDU

Aihole, Karnataka

Berger Foundation -- small separate lot

Meditating Brahma from Deopatan, Nepal

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Meditating Vishnu from Hadigaon, Nepal

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Ganesha
Krishna lifting Mt. Govardhan, from Cambodia
Meditating Brahma from Chapagaon, Nepal

0600's ___ (=7th c) ___ CE

ARCHITECTURE

Shore temples at Mahaballipuram

Manas_ Culture, Architecture of India, Mahabalipuram
Licchavi Chaityas of Nepal, by Ian Alsop
Shiva temple, Kusuma (AIIS slides)
Siddheshvara Temple, Palari (AIIS slides)

SCULPTURE

Standing Buddha from Kathmandu, Nepal

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Two Buddhist female devotees from Deopatan, Nepal

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Yamuna from Pashupati, Nepal

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Alas...
Standing Vishnu, from Bihar
Three Buddhist female devotees from Deopatan, Nepal
Harsha mural in Parliament House
Travels of Hsuan-Tsang, 627-643
Varahamira in mural, Parliament House

0700's ___ (=8th c) ___ CE

ARCHITECTURE

Ellora rock-cut temples

Ellora (5 sets), Berger Collection
Ellora rock temples
Ellora, by R. S. Shirole
Harpers Weekly engraving, Apr. 15, 1876, p. 312

Teli ka mandir, Gwalior

Teli ka mandir, Gwalior (1)
Teli ka mandir, Gwalior (2)
Haigunda, a religious center during this period
Kailashanatha temple, Kanchi (AIIS slide)
Shiva temple, Indore
Temples at Roda

SCULPTURE

Uma-Maheshvara from Pashupati, Nepal

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Avalokiteshvara from Nepal
Buddha's descent from Tushita, from Patan, Nepal
Mohra of Devi
Shiva-lingam from Pashupati, Nepal
Vaishnavi from Bungmati, Nepal
Goddess riding lion, from Tajikistan; shades of Durga
Indians and Arabs collaborate to invent numbers, especially 0

0800's ___ (=9th c) ___ CE

ARCHITECTURE

Brahmanswami temple, Varman (AIIS slides)
Harishchandra-ni-Chori, Samalaji (AIIS slides)
Hindu and Jain temples, Badoh-Pathari (AIIS slides)
Jaraika Math, Baruwa Sagar (AIIS slides)
Mohajmata temple, Terahi (AIIS slides)

PARSIS arrive from Iran

AVESTA -- Zoroastrian Archives
Early Parsi history, including the journey to India
Gathas of Zarathustra
The Qissa-i Sanjan, the story of their arrival
The Seven Amesha Spentas
Traditional Zoroastrianism_ Tenets of the Religion

SCULPTURE

Hari-Hara from Balaju, Nepal

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Standing Buddha from Patan, Nepal

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Uma-Maheshvara from Sankhu, Nepal

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A Buddhist Altarpiece_ Arts of India (Getty ArtsEdNet)
Ambika
Bodhisattva Padmapani from Patan, Nepal
Buddha and Bodhisattvas, from Patan, Nepal
Note on early Nepali sculptures
Prajnaparamita from Bodhgaya, Bihar
Standing Bodhisattva Maitreya (ZOOM)
Standing Buddha from Patan, Nepal
The Buddha as Conqueror of Mara_ Arts of India (Getty ArtsEdNet)
"Gopala elected king," Parliament House mural
A Sanskrit royal inscription from U.P., 828
Diamond Sutra becomes world's earliest dated printed book, 868
The Sharada Script_ Origin and Development

0900's ___ (=10th c) ___ CE

ARCHITECTURE

Elephanta, Berger collection
Hindola-tarana, Gyaraspur (AIIS slides)
Jaina temples, Deogarh (AIIS slides)
Khajuraho temples, M.P. (AIIS slides)
Mohajmata temple, Terahi (AIIS slides)
Shiva Nataraja (ZOOM)
Shiva temple, Kiradu (AIIS slides, #4157-4162)
Temples at Surwaiya (AIIS slides)
Use of Brick in Medieval Karnatak Temples
Vishnu temple, Chandpur (AIIS slides)

SCULPTURE

BUDDHIST

Chaitya with two Buddhas, Patan, Nepal
Standing Buddha from Patan, Nepal

HINDU

Rama holding bow, from Pashupati, Nepal

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Shiva Nataraja (ZOOM)
Standing Lakshmi from Patan, Nepal
Standing Parvati (ZOOM)
Standing Vishnu from Kathmandu, Nepal
Standing Vishnu from Pashupati, Nepal
Uma Mahesvara, Univ. of Penn. collection
Uma-Maheshvara from Bhaktapur, Nepal
Bahubali_Gomateshvara -- huge statue
South Indian medieval coins (dates range over whole period)

1000's ___ (=11th c) ___ CE

AL-BIRUNI

Albiruni, brief intro excerpt
Albiruni1 (excerpts)

ARCHITECTURE

Khajuraho temples

Kamat's Potpourri _ Beautiful Erotic Sculptures of Khajuraho, India
Khajuraho temples, M.P. (AIIS slides)
Khajuraho, Berger collection (4 sets)
Manas_ Culture, Architecture of India, Khajuraho
The Digital South Asia Library - Search results for khajuraho
The most glorious temple, KaNDariiya Mahaadev
Views by Manhar, a modern photographer (2 sets)

Sas-bahu Mandir, Gwalior

Sas-bahu mandir, Gwalior (1) (AIIS slides)
Sas-bahu mandir, Gwalior (2) (AIIS slides)
Brhadisvara Temple - Multimedia Project
Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, India
Shiva temple, Bhojpur (AIIS slides)
Shiva temple, Kiradu (AIIS slides, #4157-4162)
Southeast Asian Monuments_ 100 slides (a bit slow to load)
Sun temple at Modehra, Gujarat
Toteshvara Mahadeva temple, Kadwaha (AIIS slides)
Udayeshvara temple, Udaipur (AIIS slides)
Vishnu temple, Atarsumba (AIIS slides)

FINE ARTS

Buddhist wooden tablets in Prakrit sealed up in Silk Route cave temples
Chalukya and later western regional coins
Khalifa Nur Ahmad in an early battle; 18th-19th c Kangra painting

SCULPTURE

BUDDHIST

Buddhas of Polonnarua, Sri Lanka

Reclining Buddha, 46 feet long
Seated Buddha
Avalokiteshvara, Bihar or Bengal
Seated Buddha, Bihar
Standing Buddha from Kathmandu, Nepal
Standing Chola-period Buddha

HINDU

Standing Surya from Patan, Nepal -- 1083

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Protected in vain by an iron grille...
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Chaturmurti from Sankhu, Nepal
Shiva Nataraja (ZOOM)
Standing Ganesh, Chola period
Standing Parvati, from Tamilnadu
Stele of Vishnu (ZOOM)
Uma-Maheshvara from Bhaktapur, Nepal
Vishnu relief panel, Bihar, Pala dynasty
Vishnu with Avatars
Worcester Art Museum - Somaskandamurti
Embracing couple, from Jinanathpura

the Central Asian connection and the Silk Road

Ahmed Yasevi
An Abridged History of Central Asia
Central Asian links
Central Asian Studies World Wide
Indian Empire supplementary materials
Tarikh-e Rashidi by Mirza Muhammad Haidar
the Mongol empires (map)
The Silk Road
The silkroad foundation
Turkish Culture
UNESCO Collection of History of Civilizations of Central Asia
UNESCO-WebWorld-Cultural Cyberspaces-Memory of Central Asia
Waugh's Central Asia
"Somanatha and Mahmud," by Romila Thapar
Somnath -- a Hindutva-based explication

1100's ___ (=12th c) ___ CE

ARCHITECTURE

A Panchakuta temple in Sirval, Karnataka
Belur temple-- images by Manhar
Belur, Sravanabelagola and Halebid, in Karnataka
Hierarchies of temple organization in Karnataka
Hindu and Buddhist influences on Southeast Asian temples
Muktesvara - Multimedia Project
Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka--Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger
Rukmini and Vishnu temples, Dwarka, Gujarat (AIIS slides)
Southeast Asian Monuments_ 100 slides (a bit slow to load)
Vishnu temple, Garhwa, U.P. (AIIS slides)

FINE ARTS

Gita Govinda - Multimedia Project
The Aberdeen Bestiary (for comparison)

SCULPTURE

BUDDHIST

Bodhisattva Khasarpana Lokeshvara
Bodhisattva Padmapani from Deopatan, Nepal
Bodhisattva Padmapani from Patan, Nepal
Standing Buddha from Pashupati, Nepal
Tara from Patan, Nepal

Nagaraja from Kathmandu, Nepal

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SHAIVITE

Shiva-lingam from Lele, Nepal

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Uma-Maheshvara from Chiyasalhiti, Nepal

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Uma-Maheshvara from Lele, Nepal

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Uma-Maheshvara from Patan, Nepal

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Shiva-lingam from Pashupati, Nepal
Uma, South Indian
Uma-Maheshvara from Dhulikhel, Nepal
Uma-Maheshvara from Pulchowk, Nepal

VAISHNAVITE

Vishnu with Laksmi and Garuda, from Bhaktapur, Nepal

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The sad outcome
12. Pala Vishnu with Consorts
Vishnu on Garuda from Deopatan, Nepal
Amorous couple
Brahma from Mrigasthali, Nepal
Devi from Kumbheshvara, Nepal
Durga killing the buffalo demon (ZOOM)
Nagaraja from Patan, Nepal
Standing Ganesh, Chola period
Kalhana's Rajatarangini (1148-49)
Khvajah Mu`in ud-Din Chishti (1138_9-1236)
Shankara and Ramanuja in Parliament House mural
The Jews of Cochin were there by 1100
The Jews of India

1200's ___ (=13th c) ___ CE

Amir Khusrau, 1253-1325

Amir Khusro -- a website full of "composite culture"

ARCHITECTURE

Quvvat ul-Islam Mosque and Qutb Minar, Delhi

Qutb Minar (Berger)
Quvvat ul-Islam Mosque (Berger)

Sun Temple at Konarak

Sun worship and the Sun Temple at Konarak
Ekambareshvara Temple, Kanchi (AIIS slides)

FINE ARTS

Coins of the Islamic dynasties, dates range over whole period
Leaf from an illuminated Buddhist manuscript
Nepali Buddhist mandala (ZOOM)

Hazrat Nizam ud-Din Auliya, 1236-1325

Hazrat Nizam ud-Din Auliya, 1236-1325
Hazrat Nizamuddin Awlia, r.a.

SCULPTURE

Maha-Gauri from Deopatan, Nepal, 1238

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Sarasvati from Bhaktapur, Nepal

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Vishnu on Garuda from Patan, Nepal

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Devi from Hadigaon, Nepal
Ganesha, Hoysala period, Mysore
Loving couple (ZOOM)
Standing Buddha from Sankhu, Nepal
Standing Shiva from Panauti, Nepal
Genghis Khan_ Timeline @ nationalgeographic.com
Welcome to The Realm of The Mongols!

1300's ___ (=14th c) ___ CE

ARCHITECTURE

Ahmed Yasevi
Daulatabad (by Shirole)
Delhi, Tughluqabad, 1320-25

FINE ARTS

Bahram Gur slays the horned wolf (Iran, 1330-40)
Qur'an, illuminated page

SCULPTURE

Buddha and Bodhisattvas from Patan, Nepal

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Devi from Bhaktapur, Nepal

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Kumara from Pharping, Nepal, 1376

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Sarasvati from Vajravarahi, Nepal

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Surya with Navagrahas, from Panauti, Nepal

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Surya with Navagrahas, from Pharping, Nepal

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Surya, flanked by Shiva and Vishnu, from Panauti, Nepal

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Uma-Maheshvara from Patan, Nepal

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Vishnu Vikranta from Pharping, Nepal

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Vishnu with Lakshmi and Garuda, from Panauti, Nepal

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Nagaraja from Patan, Nepal
Seated Ganesha (ZOOM)
Seated Surya from Pharping, Nepal
Standing Vishnu from Pashupati, Nepal
Surya from Panauti, Nepal
Uma-Maheshvara from Deopatan, Nepal
Firoz Shah Tughluq in Parliament House mural
Ibn Battuta - Rihla

1400's ___ (=15th c) ___ CE

ARCHITECTURE

Delhi, Lodhi tombs, Berger collection
Mandu, many sets listed, from the Berger Collection
Surya mandir, Abhapur (AIIS slides)
Two temples at Polo (AIIS slides)

FINE ARTS

For comparison_ Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry
For comparison_ Sistine Chapel
Metalwork jug from Afghanistan, 1484
SDMA_ "The Court of Indra"

Guru Nanak, 1469-1539

Guru Gobind Singh in Parliament House mural
The Mughals_ The Sikhs (Richard Hooker's site)

SCULPTURE

Sarasvati from Hadigaon, Nepal

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Seated Surya from Changu Narayana, Nepal

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Standing Parvati from Lele, Nepal

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Standing Vishnu from Changu Narayana, Nepal

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Uma-Maheshvara from Hadigaon, Nepal

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Vasudeva born from a lotus, from Patan, Nepal

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Bodhisattva Padmapani from Deopatan, Nepal
Dancing Ganesha from Sanga, Nepal
Standing Surya from Patan, Nepal
Uma-Maheshvara from Bhaktapur, Nepal

Vasco da Gama's voyages, 1497-1502

Vasco da Gama's voyage
Vasco da Gama_ Round Africa to India, 1497-1498 CE
Discoverers Web_ Ludovico di Varthema
The Spice Trade - A Taste of Adventure

1500's ___ (=16th c) ___ CE

Akbar, reigns 1556-1605

Akbar and his court, Parliament House mural
Akbar's calendar reform, Amartya Sen
Akbar, painted by Manohar
Itihaas_ Medieval_Interview with Akbar
The Mughals_ Akbar

ARCHITECTURE

Agra Fort

Agra Fort, 1566 -- twelve gorgeous images
four 1945 photos of the Fort

Fatahpur Sikri

A clickable gallery on Fatahpur Sikri
Fatahpur Sikri, etc., by a modern tourist
Jali screen, from the Met
The Digital South Asia Library - Search results for Fatehpur
Char-minar, Hyderabad, 1591
Ekambareshvara Temple, Kanchi (AIIS slides)
For comparison_ Vatican City
Gwalior fort buildings, c1565 (AIIS slides)

Babur, reigns 1526-1630

"The man behind the mosque," by Amitav Ghosh
A miniature from the _Babur-nama_
Details from Baburnamah
Excerpts from the _Babur-nama_, adapted by Daniel C. Waugh
Modern silk paintings of Babur
the Mughal dynasty - Babur the Tiger
The Mughals_ Babur

FINE ARTS

Calligraphy by a Persian master
Munster monster map, 1545

Humayun, reigns 1530-1556

Gulbadan's _Humayun-nama_
Humayun's tomb, photo c.1900

PAINTING

Akbar's Goverdhandhara
Battle Between Hamza's Forces...
Krishna and Attendant...
Krishna Battles the Armies of the Demon Naraka
Miskin, Animal Scene 1
Miskin, Animal Scene 2
SDMA_ An Airborne Angel with a Rosary
SDMA_ The Enraged Elephant
SDMA_ The Virgin and Child
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Manuscript page from a Kalpasutra
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Page from the Kalpasutra (Gujarat) Showing Tirthankara
Synthesis of European and Mughal Art in the Emperor Akbar's Khamsa

SCULPTURE

Uma-Maheshvara from Patan, Nepal

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"Decorative motifs in the Vijayanagar sculptures"
Durga beneath a Sunburst Medallion
Kamat's Potpourri- Erotic Sculptures of Mud-Bhatkal Temple
Lotus with nine goddesses, Nepal
A Quick Guide to the World History of Globalization
Early Modern India and World History (c1500-1800), by John Richards
Sher Shah Suri in Parliament House mural
Tamil Christian texts on palm leaves from the Vatican collection
The life of Saint Francis Xavier

1600's ___ (=17th c) ___ CE

ARCHITECTURE

Akbar's tomb, Sikandra

Akbar's tomb, 11 photos, 1945
Akbar's Tomb, Agra, 1612-13
Akbar's tomb, portico
Akbar's tomb, Sikandra
Berger Collection images
several paintings of the tomb, c.1850
The Digital South Asia Library - Search results for Tomb

Jama Masjid, Delhi

Jama Masjid, front courtyard view
The scene during prayer time

Red Fort, Delhi, 1638-1648

Red Fort, 11 images

Taj Mahal, Delhi, 1632-1653

A walk beside the Yamuna River
Ames Library Exhibits_ Agra
artsMIA Permanent Collection
Hawkshaw 8_ The Taj Agra
More Taj images by Neeraj Peswani
Photo, Samuel Bourne (ZOOM)
Shah Jahan's view of the Taj-- 1945 photos
Taj Mahal, 13 views
Taj Mahal, Mausoleum of Mumtaz Mahal
Taj Mahal
Taj photo c. 1900
Taj photo, c. 1900
Taj tombs, photo c. 1900
The Digital South Asia Library - Search results for Taj
The Taj from the River by Lala Deen Dayal
The Taj Mahal -- images by modern photographer Manhar
Was the Taj Mahal A Vedic Temple
1902 photos of Agra Mughal monuments
Ames Library Exhibits_ Muslim Tombs
Aurangabad, by R. S. Shirole
Delhi Gate, Delhi
Itimad ud-Daulah's tomb, DSAL
Orchha, Berger Collection images
Vazir Khan's Mosque, Lahore, 1634

Aurangzeb, reigns 1659-1707

Indian History Sourcebook_ The Great Moghul Aurangzeb, `Farewell,' 1707 CE
Manas_ History and Politics, Aurangzeb
on his jurisprudence
The Muslim Rule in India_ Aurangzeb & Tipu Sultan

EUROPEAN MAPS AND VIEWS

Brahmins
Idolatres
Steel and Crowther's Journey of 1615-16 from Moghul India through Persia
view of Bijapur, 1683
view of Goa, 1683
view of Surat, 1683

FINE ARTS

Carpets

Flowers Underfoot_ Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Indian Prayer Mat 1
Carved sandstone screen
Carved wooden storage chest with mother-of-pearl and black lacquer, Gujarat
Coinage -- Mughal Coinage
Coins from Assam
Jade wine cup in the shape of a turban gourd
Kuhtiraketta, temple chariot painting
Paan box in duck shape
Temple chariot painting, Kerala, 16_17th c.

Jahangir, reigns 1605-1627

A tribute to Nur Jahan

LITERATURE

Baharistan-i-Shahi_ A Chronicle of Mediaeval Kashmir
Mss leaves from Bhagavata Purana

PAINTING

HINDU

Black Peacock - Mewari Gita-Govinda - Plate 1
Devi_ The Great Goddess (tantric images)
Holy Man Holding a Vina (Mughal)
Holy Man in Meditation (Bundi)
Marudevi tells her dreams
Rama and Balarama... (Banaras School)

NATURE

Blue Roller Bird (Bikaner)
Marine Scene (Mughal)
Portrait of a kingfisher
SDMA_ A Himalayan Cheer Pheasant and a Lady Slipper Orchid
SDMA_ Mirabilis jalapa, Four o'Clock or The Marvel of Peru
Two Royal Antelopes (Mughal)

NOBLES AND KINGS

Marine scene of battle (Mughal)
Navab General Firoz Khan (ZOOM)
Portrait of a nobleman
Portrait of a Rajah (Mughal)
SDMA_ A Princess Stands with One Arm Akimbo
SDMA_ Celebration of Shah Jahan's Forty-Sixth Solar Birthday
SDMA_ Ikhlas Khan - Prime Minister at the Court of Muhammad 'Adil Shah
The House of Bijapur, 1680

ROMANTIC

Majnun in the Wilderness (ZOOM)
Nayika and her Lover, Basohli
SDMA_ Asavari Ragini
SDMA_ Vilaval Ragini
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Lady Awaiting her Lover
Vilaval Ragini

SOCIAL LIFE

A lady in mourning
Celebration of Holi (Mughal)
Maidservant and her Mistress (Malwa)
SDMA_ A Gardener leaning on his Shovel
SDMA_ An Imaginary Gathering of Sages
SDMA_ South Asian Art

SCULPTURE

Sarasvati from Pharping, Nepal

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Vishnu image from Changu Narayana, Nepal

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Vishnu with Lakshmi and Garuda from Patan, Nepal

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Vishnu with two female deities, Sankhu, Nepal

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Krishna playing the flute, from the U. Penn collection
Phoenix Art Museum - Shiva Nataraja
Shiva-lingam from Lele, Nepal
Standing Vishnu from Pashupati, Nepal

Shah Jahan, reigns 1628-1658

Mural of Shahjahan, Parliament House
SDMA_ Celebration of Shah Jahan's Forty-Sixth Solar Birthday

The East India Company is chartered, 1600

East India Company's first ship arrives, 1608
History of the East India Company, Harper's, 1857
A comparative study of textile production and trading
Guru Gobind Singh in Parliament House mural
Opium use begins in India, and is taken over by the British
Shivaji and Ramdas, mural in Parliament House
Tukaram Home Page

1700's ___ (=18th c) ___ CE

ARCHITECTURE

Jantar Mantar(s), by Jai Singh

Delhi Jantar (Berger Collection)
Hawkshaw 49_ Raja Jai Singh's Observatory Benares
Jantar Mantar, Delhi, 1725

CALLIGRAPHY

Calligraphy example by Shamsuddin
Calligraphy examples from the Lady Coote album, 1780

FINE ARTS

Flowers underfoot, Mughal carpets at the Met
Mysore royal jewelry
Silk-embroidered prayer mat
Worcester Art Museum - Ewer and Basin

Marathas

Portrait of a Maratha nobleman, c1800 (AIIS slide)
The Mughals_ The Marathas

PAINTING

HINDU

Durga Killing a Buffalo Demon
SDMA_ Kalki Avatar of Vishnu
SDMA_ Mendicant Shiva
SDMA_ Rawat Jaswant Singh at the Shrine of Srinathji
Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma...
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Ambika (Durga) Fighting with the Demon, Nishumbha
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Rama, Lakshmana and Sugriva in Conference
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ The Holy Family_ Siva and Parvati
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Vishnu and Warrior
The Holy Family
Two illustrations of the "Panchakyane"

KRISHNA

Black Peacock - Gita-Govinda - Thus Arose the Love of Radha and Krishna
BnF _ image _ Bhagavatapurana, manuscrit de 1793, écriture nagari
Infant Krishna carried across Jumna (ZOOM)
Krishna holding Mt. Govardhan
Krishna Rebuked by a Lady
Krishna-lila scenes, Deccani miniatures (AIIS slides)
Lotus-Clad Radha and Krishna
Radha and Krishna Embracing
Radha and Krishna on a Balcony
Radha and Krishna Walk to a Tryst
SDMA_ The Gopis Attend Krishna and Radha
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Krishna Extinguishing the Forest Fire
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Krishna Massaging the Feet of Radha
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Scene from "The Mahabharata"

NATURE

Gardens and Waterfalls of Kashmir
Horse Fight
Running Elephant
SDMA_ A Green-winged Macaw Eating a Nut on a Masua ferrea Branch
The Lake of Kashmir with the Gardens
Two Doves in a Landscape

NOBLES AND KINGS

A Man Greets a Prince (Mandi Pahari)
Dancers Entertaining Nawab Zolfaghar...
Divan Garah Singh
Nawab Emadol Mulk at a Banquet
Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula (first Navab of Avadh)
Phata Singh of Ratlam
Portrait of Asad Khan (Aurangzeb's minister)
Prince Seated on a Carpet
Raja Bikram and the Angels (ZOOM)
Raja Savant Singh and Bani Thani...
SDMA_ Damaji Rao, First Gaekwad of Baroda
SDMA_ Dip Singh, Son of Budh Singh of Bundi, Son-in-law of Sawant Singh
SDMA_ Maharaja Shatrajit Singh of Datia
SDMA_ Solomon and the Queen of Sheba
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Court Scene
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Portrait of Badan Singh of Rampur
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Raja Worshipping Durga
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Warriors Going into Battle
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Warriors in Conference
Sultan Rafi' al-Qadar
The Royal Chamber, court of Shah Alam 1

RAGA-MALA

Raga-mala illustration, one Deccani miniature (AIIS slides)
Raga-mala illustrations, Deccani miniatures (AIIS slides)
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Lalit Ragini
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Nata Ragini
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Raga Bhairon
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Raga Hindola
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Raga Malakosha
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Ragini Bilavala
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Ragini Gujari
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Ragini Kedarau
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Ragini Minavati
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Ragini Patamanjari
Todi Ragini
Varati Ragini

RAMA

Black Peacock -- Ramayana -- a set of lovely illustrations
Ganesh on a tiger, page from a Ramayana
Hanuman's audience with Rama
Rama and Lakshmana Shooting Ravana
Rama enthroned, Deccani miniature (AIIS slides)
Ravana in his Stronghold

ROMANTIC

Couple Seated in Front of a Pavilion
Deccani miniatures, romantic themes (AIIS slides)
Encounter Beside a Riverbank
Man and Woman Seated on a Terrace

SOCIAL LIFE

Acrobats Perform for Women's Dancing Party
Ceremonial horse in procession, Deccani miniature (AIIS slides)
Fort and Palace of Shah Jehan
Lady playing the tanpura (ZOOM)
Lady Seated on a Throne
Portraits of social types, Deccani miniatures (AIIS slides)
Princess Listens to Old Woman
SDMA_ A Horseman Shoots an Arrow at a Rabbit
Women's Dancing Party
Kamat's Potpourri _ Paintings of Daria Daulat Bagh
Murals in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery

Raja Ram Mohun Roy (1772-1833)

Brahmo Samaj Home Page Frame

SCULPTURE

Female divinity from Patan, Nepal

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5. Krishna and Radha
7. Krishna as Venu Gopala
Durga Mahishamardini
Standing Surya from Hadigaon, Nepal
Standing Vishnu from Panauti, Nepal

Sir William Jones

ELIOHS - electronic library of historiography (Jones material index)
Findlay, "'[T]hat Liberty of Writing'_ Incontinent Ordinance in 'Oriental' Jones"
Jones, on India and the Hindus (1786)
Sacontala - Translated by William Jones
Sir William Jones, "On Asiatick History," 1793
The Origin and Families of Nations (1792)

Tipu Sultan (1753-1799)

An Icon Besmirched _ OutLookIndia.com
BBC - History - State - Empire - Tiger of Mysore gallery
Kamat's Potpourri _ Paintings of Daria Daulat Bagh
Kamat's Potpourri _ The Sword of Tippu Sultan
Macquarie University Library_ Seringapatam 1799 - Introduction
The Hindutva-vadins vilify Tipu Sultan
The Tiger and The Thistle - Tipu Sultan and the Scots in India

TRAVELERS

Captain Amasa Delano (1763-1823) and his voyages
Janet J. Ewald, Indian Ocean migrants
Letters of George Bogle, 1770-1781
_The Travels of Dean Mahomet,_ ed. by Michael Fisher
Ahilyabai Holkar, by Eleanot Zelliott
Article on Durga Puja in Bengali in the late 18th c.
East India Co. and later British coins
Kitson, `Romanticism and colonialism'
map of India, 1792
The Nizams of Hyderabad

1800's ___ (=19th c) ___ CE

1857 -- THE REBELLION

Rani of Jhansi

Lakshmibai's palace, Jhansi, c.1857
Laxmi Bai (Rudrangshu Mukherjee)
Letters of Rani of Jhansi
Rani of Jhansi and Tatiya Tope, mural in Parliament House
1857 map of Delhi, Harpers Weekly
A play about the relief of Lucknow, 1858
A Sepoy Encampment, Harper's Weekly
bahadur shah zafar
Bahadur Shah's brother and son, post-1857
BBC - History - The Indian Mutiny 1857 - 1858
British Vengeance, a cartoon from Harper's Weekly, 1857
History of the East India Company, Harper's, 1857
Indian Mutiny -- a historical chronicle
J. J. Walsh, "A Memorial of the Futtehgurh Mission," 1858
Lucknow during 1857, Harper's Weekly
Memoirs of the famous Maj. Hodson
Modern History Sourcebook_ Elisa Greathed_ Indian Mutiny 1857
Remembering 1858 War of Indian Independence
The British in India in 1857
The final capture of Lucknow (Harper's Weekly)
The Indian Revolt, by Charles Creighton Hazewell (Atlantic, 1857)
The Lucknow Campaign-1857-58 The Siege of Lucknow Residency
The Rebellion in India, North American Review

ARCHITECTURE

Albert Hall, Jaipur, 1851-1875
Indian Museum, Calcutta
Jagannath temple, Puri, 1857 engraving
Jaipur School of Art, Jaipur, 1865
Madhav Singh's tomb, Jaipur, 1875
Mubarak Mahal, Jaipur, 1875
Report of the Western Circle, 1898

ARTICLES

A Native Publishing House in India (Naval Kishor Press), 1887
A Painter's Impressions of Rajpootana, by Edwin Lord Weeks
BBC - History - British India before and after the Great Rebellion of 1857
British India, by Charles Creighton Hazewell (Atlantic, 1857)
Caste in India, Harpers 1857
Child Marriage in India, Raj Coomar Roy, 1888
Cornell Univ. site for Hazewell article in Atlantic
Despotism in India, North American Review, 1859
English Rule in India, Amrita Lal Roy, 1886
English Writers in India, Harpers, 1891
Ghosts in the dust of Gujarat
Hindoo and Moslem, by Edwin Lord Weeks, Harpers 1895
How India Fights the Famine, Marquis of Dufferin, 1897
India and its Native Princes, Scribners, 1875
Notes on Indian Art, by Edwin Lord Weeks
Oudeypore, City of the Sunrise," by Edwin Lord Weeks
Peasants and Monks in British India, by William R. Pinch
Raley, A Teleology of Letters (on Gilchrist)
Street Life in India, Edwin Lord Weeks, 1890
The English in India, Harpers, 1862
The Famine in India, Sir Edwin Arnold, 1897
The Gods of India, The Century, 1894
The Mohammadans in India, Harpers, 1885
The Native Army of India, Garnet Wolseley, 1878
The Solar Eclipse in Benares
The Vagabonds and Criminals of India, Atlantic, 1884
_neat set of scholarly articles from Praxis Series, Romantic Circles
_Pindari Society and British Paramountcy_ - Philip McEldowney

Asadullah Khan Ghalib (1797-1869)

Mirza Ghalib's Urdu letters, poetry

Bal Ganghadar Tilak (1857-1920)

Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856-1920)_ Address to Congress, 1907
Kamat's Potpourri_ Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak - Indian Leader

DOCUMENTS

1891 Census of India - Home page
A complete list of the earliest Indian banks
A historical map of Varanasi - Kailasanatha Sukula's Mirror of Kashi (Kashidarpana, 1876)
Digital Colonial Documents (India)
Educational Despatch of 1854 (Brit. document)
India and its Inhabitants, by Caleb Wright, 1858
Macaulay's Minute on Education, 1835
Project South Asia -- index to documents
Statistical Abstract, 1840-1865

FINE ARTS

Coins from the Princely States
Craftsmen and their tools, c1820, North India
Durga Mahishamardini
Watch and Compass
_Nets of Awareness_ Urdu Poetry and its Critics_ by Frances W. Pritchett

MAPS

Central India, 1816
South India, 1816

PAINTING

ARCHITECTURE

Ashoka column outside Delhi
Auspicious Plan of General David Ochterlony's Garden
Study of the floral pietra dura in the Taj Mahal (1)
Study of the floral pietra dura in the Taj Mahal (2)

HINDU

Battle Scene from a Ramayana
Boar Avatar of Vishnu...
Durga
SDMA_ Kumara, the eternally youthful son of Shiva and commander of his army
SDMA_ The Cosmic Ocean Reveals Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Vishnu on Ananta
The Holy Family

KRISHNA

Black Peacock - The Game of Hide and Seek - Bihari Sat Sai
Canto 11 of the Gita Govinda
Canto 12 of the Gita Govinda
Canto I of the Gita Govinda
Krishna and a Woman
Krishna and Balarama with the Giant
Krishna Embracing a Woman
Krishna Fluting for Radha
Shrine of Sri Nath-ji
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Krishna Fluting
Two Priests Worshipping Shri Nathji

NOBLES AND KINGS

A Rajah with Eighteen Attendants
A Seated Rajput or Sikh Prince
A Tikhana (Nobleman) of Mewar
Ames Library Past Exhibit, 2_ The British in the 19th century Afghanistan
Ames Library Past Exhibits, 2a_ The British in the 19th century Afghanistan
Bim Singh of Kotah killing Kilich Khan
Jawan Singh Bathing in Pool With Companions
Jawan Singh of Merta
Jodha Duganath Singh from Deoliya Village
Maharana of Mewar Chased by an Elephant
Raja Sahuji of the Sisodya Clan
Rawal Raghodas
Sawai Jagat Singh of Jaipur
SDMA_ A Bundelkhand Raja
SDMA_ A Thakur in a Painted Palace
SDMA_ General Ram Rao Phalke
SDMA_ Maharaja Rai Singh Enjoys a Musical Evening
SDMA_ Maharana Bhim Singh Returns from the Hunt
SDMA_ Pratap Singh Adopts an Heir
SDMA_ Rawat Gokul Das
Shah Namah paintings, c.1800, set of 10
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ A Prince (Krishna_) and Lady

SOCIAL LIFE

Ames Library Exhibits, 11_ 19th C Illustrations of the Peoples of India
Elephant and mahout
Lady at a shrine
Lady, attended by two maids, looking in the mirror
Man selling a bundle of firewood
Portrait of a lady
Portrait of an English Doctor
SDMA_ Lala Bhagwandas, Perfume Merchant and Banker of Shahjahanabad
Seated couple with attendants
Seated male figure
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Lovers, from a Ragamala Set
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Madhumadhavi Ragini_ A Lady Seeks Shelter from the Rain
SILS Art Image Browser_ Details_ Portrait of a Lady
Six Recruits, from the Fraser album
Woman and child
Company school miniatures -- portraits (AIIS slides)
Composite camel
Elephant breaking its chains

PHOTOGRAPHY

1895-- a tour in photographs

An index of the 26 slides in the collection
An introduction to the photographer, W. H. Jackson

World Transportation Commission-- Jackson photos

Search Results -- access to 177 photos
Ames Library Exhibits, 11_a_ 19th C Illustrations of the Peoples of India
George Eastman House India Series
Hawkshaw_ Introduction

SCULPTURE

Shiva-Kamadeva from Pashupati, Nepal

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11. Gajalaksmi
18. Vishnu and Lakshmi
8. Krishna as Nadu Gopala
Krishna and Radha
Seated Buddha from Patan, Nepal

Shri Ramakrishna (1836-1886)

Article on the beginnings of the Ramakrishna movement
Sri Ramakrishna (Ramakrishna Mission site)

Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817-1898)

"Islamic modernism in South Asia" by Daniel Brown
a reminiscence by his great-granddaughter
AMU Alumni Association Of Northern California
AMU Alumni KSA Home Page
AMU alumni site, with anthem
photo albums of AMU

Swami Dayananda Sarasvati (1824-1883)

Arya Pratinidhi Sabha America (Arya Samaj)
God's Names -- from the "Satyarth Prakash"

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)

Indolink Poetry - Vivekananda's Poems
Swami Vivekananda (Ramakrishna Mission site)
A Modern Hindu Reformer (Keshub Chandar Sen), Atlantic 1882
Dialogue and History, by Eugene Irschick
Indian Princely States
Rice production, Harper's Weekly,1877
Sir Richard F. Burton translates the _Kama-sutra_
_The Central Provinces, 1861-1921_ by Philip McEldowney

1900's ___ (=20th c) ___ CE

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)

Bapuji, a woodcut by Sudhir R. Khastgir (1946)
Excellent overview site by Sarvodaya Mandal of Bombay
From Mohandas to Mahatma, Karen E. James 1984
Gandhi in many contemporary editorial cartoons
GandhiServe Foundation - Mahatma Gandhi Research & Media Service
Salman Rushdie on Gandhi, in Time Magazine
Salt March, mural in Parliament House
The official Mahatma Gandhi website

ARCHITECTURE

Banaras Hindu University
Search U. Wash.'s architectural database

ARTICLES

Chief Causes of Discontent in India, North American Review, 1900
On the Wire and Tinsel Industry in Bengal (1910)
Trotskyism in India, Part 1, by Charles Wesley Irvin

FINE ARTS

Jamini Roy (1887-1972)
Somnath Hore documents the Tehbhaga movement, 1946
The terrible Bengali famine of 1943 -- paintings
What About India, by Maurice Merlin

Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)

Nehru's famous Independence speech, 1947

Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1875-1948)

Ames Library exhibit on Jinnah
Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic Identity, by Akbar Ahmed
Mr. Jinnah's address to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan

PHOTOGRAPHY

Calcutta 1947_ An American Military Photograph Album
Calcutta, Chowringhee Road, 1944
Calcutta-- river, ghat, cremation scenes, 1944
Hensley collection subject list -- Calcutta etc., 1944-45
Nakhoda Mosque and vicinity, Calcutta, 1944
Photographs of the British Army in India 100 years ago

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

A woodcut of Tagore
Aparichita, trans. Meenakshi Mukherjee
Bengali woodcuts that Tagore liked
Fruit-Gathering, Rabindranath Tagore, 1916
Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore
Indian Poetry Page_ Rabindranath Tagore.
INDOlink Poetry - Tagore's Poems
Project Gutenberg Edition of Chitra_ A Play in One Act
Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore_ Once There Was a King
Tagore and His India -- a speech by Amartya Sen
Tagore mural in Parliament House
The Home and the World, R. Tagore, 1915, 1919

SCULPTURE

Aghori Baba from Pasupati, Nepal

Sir Muhammad Iqbal (1876-1938)

Iqbal to the Muslim League, 1930
_The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam_

Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950)

Sri Aurobindo - Biography Section
Sri Aurobindo - The Doctrine of the Mystics
Sri Aurobindo

THE INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT

Sardar Bhagat Singh (1907-1931)

Kamat's Potpourri _ Martyrdom of Sardar Bhagat Singh

Subhash Chandra Bose (1897-1945)

Bose and INA in Parliament House mural
Kabir Khan on Netaji and the INA
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
A Day In August, 1947 OutLookIndia.com
Asian Ethnicity
Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856-1920)_ Address to Congress, 1907
British Government Statement_ Policy In India, 1946
India's Freedom Struggle _ Online Exhibition at Kamat's Potpourri
Kamat's Potpourri_ Portrait of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
Madame Bhikaji Cama (1861-1936)
on Mohamed Ali-- My Life
Picture gallery maintained by Indian Parliament, good images
Swami Sahajanand Saraswati
The New Nationalist Movement in India, by Jabez T. Sunderland
The Proudest Day, Chapter 1 of a book on the British role
Wall of Movies Contents (from Harappa.com)
British Voices from South Asia
_Passions of the Tongue_ Language and Devotion in Tamil India_

COUNTRIES == I N D I A (POST-1947)

ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH

anti-Hindutva material

Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South AsiaHome
Amartya Sen condemns slanted history
Communalism and History in India
IndoWindow.com, many very helpful articles
Row over a manuscript

ARTICLES

A New, Nuclear, India by Pankaj Mishra
Africana.com_ The African Diaspora of the Indian Sub-continent
Amnesty International - Library - COUNTRIESINDIA
Ancestor Spirits and Land Reforms in Kerala
Arundhati Roy on the Narmada Dam
Beyond orientalism, by Gauri Viswanathan
BJP's Assault on Education and Educational Institutions
Digital Colonial Documents (India)
Ethnographic Politics, by Gauri Viswanathan
Frontline Vol. 14 __ No. 16-- special anniversary number
How India has Fared, by Amartya Sen
Identity and twisted debt relationships in Kerala
IITS-Kolam 1-The Mystery of the Threshold
India's Masses, by Arthur Bonner
India's Odd, Enduring Patchwork, by Shashi Tharoor
India, by Shashi Tharoor
K. N. Panikkar, Outsider as Enemy
Parama Roy - ;Discovering India, Imagining Thuggee
Physician, Heal Thyself by Madhu Kishwar on Sulekha
Somanatha and Mahmud, by Romila Thapar
Strong Medicine for India, by Leland Hazard
Subaltern Sadhus - William Pinch
Subaltern Sadhus, by William Pinch
Temple desecration and Indo-Muslim states" by Richard M. Eaton
Temple desecration in pre-modern India, by Richard M. Eaton
The Dilemmas of Diversity, by Robert Hardgrave
The Idea of India, by Sunil Khilnani
The Threatened Tribe_ The Baigas. Chapter 9

Babri Masjid destruction, 1992

Amartya Sen condemns slanted history
Babri Masjid Archive
Shrikrishna Commission Report
Shrimali on Babari Masjid archaeology
Srikrishna Report
The Followers of Godse, by Shikha Trivedy

Gujarat

India WE HAVE NO ORDERS TO SAVE YOU - State Participation and Complicity in Communal Violence i
Leads From Purgatory OutLookIndia.com
The New York Review of Books Murder in India

Hindutva and similar sites

Biographies of Great Indians (right-wing nationalist slant)
BJP _Bharatiya Janata Party, India at www.bjp.org
Free India _ Celebrating 50 Years of India's Freedom
Hindu Vivek Kendra (Hindutva)
The official Hindutva home page

Kashmir

INCORE_ Conflict Data Service_ Internet Country Guides_ Kashmir
Jammu-Kashmir.Com Homepage
Kashmir - daily news and current events
Kashmir Observer - Kashmir's favourite daily newspaper
Kashmir Retextured_ A Visual Journey
Kashmir Times
Kashmir WWW Virtual Library
Links on Kashmir
Pankaj Mishra_ Death in Kashmir (NYRB)
Pankaj Mishra_ Kashmir_ The Unending War (NYRB)
Pankaj Mishra_ The Birth of a Nation (NYRB)

Punjab

Amnesty International - Library - India Break the cycle of impunity and torture in Punjab
Disappearances in Punjab and the Impunity of the Indian State (another site)
'Sir Vidia Gets It Badly Wrong' OutLookIndia.com
A Virtual Village
AIIS Home Page
Contributions of Muslims in India
Data on Religion Census of India 2001
Emergency Special (1975-76 events)
Fundamental Issues OutLookIndia.com
Golden Age Hallucinations OutLookIndia.com
INCORE_ Conflict Data Service_ Internet Country Guides_ India
India Resources Page
Indian Parliament Home Page
INDIAN PRINCELY STATES
Looking Behind Mud Walls (Karimpur)
MacroScan - an alternative economics webcentre
Nalanda Digital Library - A Forgotten Empire Vijayanagar By Robert Swell
Outlookindia.com
Please Spare Us The AIMPLB Edicts OutLookIndia.com
Rajasthani-- some historical documents transcribed
RBI Monetary Museum
South Asia Documents
Subuktigin's campaigns (986-88)
The 1971 India-Pakistan War Site
The Milli Gazette, World Muslims' Leading English Newspaper, Published from India, News & Analy
The Most Comprehensive Reference on the Political History of Pakistan
The Shah Bano Case
Trade and Environment (TED) - South Asia Cases
WE HAVE NO ORDERS TO SAVE YOU - State Participation and Complicity in Commun
_Friends, Brothers, and Informants_; fieldwork notes by Nita Kumar
IndianMuslims.info | To preserve the past, present, and future of Indian Muslims.
India
International Religious Freedom Report 2006

ARCHITECTURE

Ancient Monuments of Kashmir
Arthur Ross Gallery
Chandigarh, 1957
Delhi Railway Museum
Nakhoda Mosque and vicinity, Calcutta, 1944
Tattered Splendor Of the Raj

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Bernard Cesarone_ Pata-chitras of Orissa on Asianart.com
C. Boulanger_ why research on saris_
Chantal Boulanger _ Sari - families of saris
Delmonico_ Pithora Photographs
Flowers Underfoot_ Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Kamat's Potpourri - Kasooti - Divine Embroidary
Kashmir's Arts & Crafts
Khyal-- Ann Grodzins Gold in Manushi
Leather Puppetry in India
Mosaic of Arts and Culture of Manipur
Music India OnLine - Welcome
On the Wire and Tinsel Industry in Bengal (1910)
Saris_ an Illustrated guide to the Indian Art of Draping
Society for Folk Arts Preservation, Inc.Welcome
Tamil kolam designs
The Art of Mehndi - Main
The History of an Indian Musical Instrument Maker
Quilting Culture of India

HOME PAGES OF CASTES ETC

Anglo-Indian Home Page
Kashmiri Pandits

HOME PAGES OF CITIES

A Web Portal For The Azamgarh District Of U.P.,India
About Calcutta
Bangalore City Home Page
City of Pune, India
Cochin (Kochi)
Delhi Guide
Hyderabad on the Net _ The Deccan Page
Indore Home Page
Lucknow Online Home Page
Mumbai Panoramics
Nashik, Maharashtra
punecity.com index page
The Mumbai Pages
Welcome to Ahmedabad - Your Gateway to Gujarat.
Welcome to ahmedabadcity.com

HOME PAGES OF REGIONS

Almora
Artists of Nathadwara
Cyber Kerala
Gov't of India tourist maps and info
GujaratOnline.com - Welcome to Gujarat Online
History of Goa
Indian travel guide
Karnataka
Kashmir WWW Virtual Library
kerala
Madhya Pradesh MP India
OrissaIndia Welcomes you to the Wonderful World of Orissa
Oriya home page
Punjab home page
States of India with Web Pages
The State of West Bengal
Tourist spots in Bengal
UP Govt website
Welcome to Himachal
Welcome to Tamil Resource and Tamil Nadu Page
Welcome to the Official Website of Andhra Pradesh
West Bengal Home Page

IMAGES

AI Maharaja
Images Northern India
The BERGER Collection
The Cliff at Saspol (Kashmir)

LITERATURE

Literary texts

Daruwalla_ Index of Poems
Midnight's Children @ CCNMTL - [ Project Proposal ]
Notes on Salman Rushdie_ The Satanic Verses
Sacontala - Translated by William Jones
Sahitya Akademi booklist
Varnamala_ Indian-English poetry
Amitav Ghosh official site
Atlantic interview with Chitra Divakaruni
India's Bandit Queen - 96.11
Library of Congress New Delhi Office_ The Literary Recordings Project
Meghdutam_ A literature, books, poety, short stories website
Salman Rushdie
SAWNET_ South Asian Women Writers
The epic of Pabuji
Vikram Chandra_ The Cult of Authenticity
_A Flowering Tree And Other Oral Tales from India,_ ed. A. K. Ramanujan
_Passions of the Tongue_ Language and Devotion in Tamil India_
_The Sindh Story_ by K. R. Malkani

NEWS MEDIA

MAGAZINES

India Abroad
India Today
NewsIndia-Times
Outlook India
Rediff, a general modern Indian resource site
the-south-asian April 2003
Welcome to Frontline

NEWSPAPERS

Gomantak Times Internet Edition Home
India Daily
Indian Express
Kashmir Times
The Asian Age on the Web
The Assam Tribune online
The Hindu
The Hindustan Times
The Statesman, Calcutta
The Telegraph - Calcutta
The Times of India
The Tribune (Chandigarh)
Welcome to Deccan Chronicle
All India Radio -- Home Page
Gov't of India's official news site
IndiaWeekly -- scroll way down for great media list
SAMACHAR.COM -- The only bookmark on India you'll ever need

PAINTING

Galleries

Archer Art Gallery
Gallery Bombay
Saffronart, a website on modern painting
Vadehra Art Gallery

M. F. Husain

Asian Arts_ Shyamal Bagchee_ Husain
God Shiva, by M. F. Husain
M. F. Husain, "An Artist and a Movement"
M. F. Husain, "Pilgrimage on a Bullock Cart"

Madhubani painting, a women's tradition from Bihar

Madhubani Paintings from India, 1998
Madhubani paintings, a women's tradition from Bihar
Artists of Nathadwara
Black Peacock Home Page
Contemporary Art from India - Horse, by M. Palaniappan
Flag-raising over Red Fort, mural in Parliament House
Jamini Roy_ Bengali Artist of Modern India
Kamat's Potpourri - Floral Paintings of Mukta Venkatesh
Kavi Art of Karnataka
Mural paintings in Parliament House
Paintings by Arpana Caur
Rangoli _ Painted Prayers of India
West Bengal - Arts - Paintings
West Bengal - Arts - Pat - Purna Chitrakar
West Bengal - Arts - Pat - Yakub Chitrakar

POPULAR CULTURE

Films

BollyWHAT! The Guide for Clueless Fans of Bollywood Films!
Hindi Movie Songs
http--www.lib.uchicago.edu-e-su-southasia-Sudipto.html
IndiaPlaza.com, source for films
IndiaWeekly.com, source for films
philip'sfil-ums_ notes on Indian popular cinema
The ITRANS Song Book (ISB) Web Release 3.1a
THE RISING - BALLAD OF MANGAL PANDEY :: the official website
Amar Chitra Katha
Arundhati Roy on Shekhar Kapur's Bandit Queen
Astrology website
Ayurvedic Institute
Devnarayan - Multimedia Project
Fashion India - History of Fashion
http--www.saregama.com-
IndiaConnect - astrology links
Phoolan Devi - Bandit Queen
Priya Raj - Cartooning & Lampooning
Recipes
Rickshaw!
Shekhar Gurera's Cartoons Gallery
_The Wrestler's Body_, by Joseph S. Alter

STRUGGLES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

The Dalit movement

Annihilation of Caste with a Reply to Mahatma Gandhi - Part I
Caste terror
Dalitstan Journal
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and His People
Human Rights Watch report on violence against Dalits
Untouchable @ National Geographic Magazine
Your Heading Goes Here

The women's movement

Ann Gold, Shared Blessings as Ethnographic Practice
MANUSHI archive
MANUSHI
SAWNET; South Asian Women's NETwork
Deep Blue Ink -> Writing -> Features
India News... the good news!
Information about NGO's...
IREF
People's Union for Civil Liberties
Sabrang Communications & Publishing Pvt Ltd.
Sabrang index
Shabana Azmi interview (Wash Post)
South Asia Citizens Web
The Chipko movement

TRAVELOGUES

City of Boiled Beans [Bangalore]
Gulrukh Ahanger's homepage on kashmir
Kamat's Potpourri _ Rajasthan Travelogue - A Distant Journey
Kamat's Potpourri _ Stories of Bastar Travels
Karamjeet Singh's Himalayan Home
Salon Wanderlust "In Light of India"
Salon Wanderlust _ Immersed in Varanasi
Travels in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer

COUNTRIES == P A K I S T A N

AFGHANISTAN

Afghanistan 1969-1974
Afghanistan 1989-1995
Afghanistan images from the Harrison Forman Collection
Afghanistan, the Taliban, and the US_ selected internet resources
AISK - Old Photos
Silk Road Seattle
The Lawless Frontier; 00.09, The Atlantic
Luke Powell - Photographs Fine Art Landscapes Afghanistan Pakistan Ladakh Middle East Central Asia Travel Muslim Islam Palestine Egypt Vermont Ceylon Sri Lanka Afghan women children

ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH

ARTICLES

Amnesty International - Library - COUNTRIESPAKISTAN
CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CONTEMPORARY CHANGE
Ethnographic Politics, by Gauri Viswanathan
GHAZALI'S HOMEPAGE
Jihad Vs. McWorld, by Benjamin Barber
Karachi's Polluted Coastline (case study)
PakBase, policy articles
Pakistan's Leather Industry (case study)
Review of Bose and Jalal history by Peter Marshall
The Lawless Frontier; 00.09, The Atlantic
TIMEasia.com News -- One Family Divided
HIMAL SOUTHASIAN | January - February 2006
A Report on Curricula and Textbooks in Pakistan
Africana.com_ The African Diaspora of the Indian Sub-continent
AIPS home page
Allama Mashriqi- Scholar and Founder of the Khaksar Movement
American Institute of Pakistan Studies
asim alavi's Home Page. Educational site about pakistan
BBC NEWS South Asia Poisoned water deaths in Pakistan
COSS
Eqbal Ahmad
Government of Pakistan
INCORE_ Conflict Data ServiceInternet Country Guides_ Sindh
INCORE_ Conflict Data Service_ Internet Country Guides_ Pakistan
Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Main Page
Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan_ Main Page
Library of Congress - Federal Research Division - Country Studies - Area Handbook Series - Paki
Library of Congress - Federal Research Division - Country Studies - Area Handbook Series - Pakistan
Library of Congress Pakistan handbook
Pakistan 1949-1973
Pakistan History and Regional Cultures
Pakistan WWW Virtual Library
South Asia Tribune satribune.com - A Web Newspaper For Investigative Reporting
Story of Pakistan_ The Web Site
the British Empire-- what did it do to South Asia_
The Constitution of Pakistan
_Islamic Pakistan_ Illusions and Reality_ by Abdus Sattar Ghazali
_The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution_ by S. V. H. Nasr
Jinnah's Thought at a Glance
REPORT of THE COURT OF INQUIRY constituted under PUNJAB ACT II OF 1954 to enquire into the PUNJAB DISTURBANCES OF 1953
REPORT of THE COURT OF INQUIRY constituted under PUNJAB ACT II OF 1954 to enquire into the PUNJAB DISTURBANCES OF 1953

ARCHITECTURE

Lahore

Lahore Fort, Lahore, Pakistan

Mosques

Badshahi Masjid, Lahore

Badshahi Masjid, Lahore, 2 views
Lahore, Badshahi Mashid
Lahore, Badshahi Masjid
Vazir Khan's Mosque, Lahore, 1634
Old Buildings in Karachi
Salt Range Temples, Pakistan

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Hand-knotted rugs

Flowers Underfoot_ Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oriental Carpets Weaving Technical Data.
Oriental Rugs
Symmetry and Pattern_ The Art of Oriental Carpets

MUSIC

42 - Qawwali_ The Song of the Wanderer - Britannica India
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Sindhi Music On Web
Sindhi qavvali
site dedicated to Bahauddin Qavval
Asienhaus Essen_ Exhibition of photography - Truck painting in Pakistan
Faqir Khana Museum - keeping the tradition alive

GENERAL INFORMATION

An Introduction to Pakistan
Government of Pakistan
MuziqPakistan - Pakistani songs and music from pop to ghazals, includes PTV Live 24-7
Pakistani student associations in the US
The Pakistan Link
TOPP - The Official Pakistan Page

HOME PAGES OF CITIES AND REGIONS

A history of Sindh
History of Multan
images of Sindh
Jammu-Kashmir.Com Homepage
Richard Strand's Nuristân Site
Sindh, fine overview site
The Khyber Gateway (Pushtuns, good maps)
Welcome to SINDH TODAY - The Internet Newspaper

IMAGES

Faqir Khana Museum - keeping the tradition alive
Hijras of Pakistan - Photo Essay by Dennis Drenner
images of Sindh
nice tour of various sites by enthusiastic American
Our Hunza Adventure
Pak Shots - Photo Gallery
Swat Valley
Welcome to Lahore
www.krohn.org photographs_ Pakistan

LITERATURE

Shri Badat The Cannibal King_ A Buddhist Jataka from Gilgit
Welcome to Sang-e-Meel Publications
_Sindh Story,_ by K. R. Malkani

NEWS MEDIA

Daily Jang Pakistan (Urdu)
Dawn Newspaper archives
Dawn
Government of Pakistan
newsASIA_ Pakistan
Pakistan Television Official Home Page
Pakistani Hindu Patrika Home Page
Pakistani Newspapers Online
Saher (for women)
The Friday Times
The Nation
The Pakistan Link

PAINTING

ARTseenSOHO -Shahzia Sikander at Deitch Projects
Asienhaus Essen_ Exhibition of photography - Truck painting in Pakistan

STRUGGLES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

A School for Iqbal - A Bullet Can't Kill a Dream
BBC NEWS South Asia 'Honour-killings bill too weak'
CRIME OR CUSTOM
South Asia Citizens Web
Welcome to Sahil
Women of Pakistan - Jazbah.org

TRAVELOGUES

DAWN Century Supplement
Northern Pakistan's Karakoram & Hindukush Mountains
Salon Wanderlust -- Days and Nights on the Grand Trunk Road

COUNTRIES == R E G I O N

COUNTRIES == B A N G L A D E S H

ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH

1971 war

1971 India-Pakistan War Origins of the Crisis
The 1971 India-Pakistan War Site
A threat from militant Islam
An End to Revisionist History (Arts & Society)
Art & Culture for Bangladesh
Bangladesh WWW VL
Bangladeshinovels.com
Basket Case_ Bangladesh's Image Problem
Bengal Studies conference papers, 1995
BNM-History & Classical Art Department
Grameen Bank and women's nutrition (TED study)
South Asia Citizens Web
US-Bangladesh waste trade (TED study)
Welcome to Virtual Bangladesh
_The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760_, by Richard Eaton
[Genocide/1971] The Events in East Pakistan: Intro

ARCHITECTURE

Ancient Buddhist Monastic Establishments in Bangladesh

FINE ARTS

Art & Culture for Bangladesh
Bangladeshi Arts of the Ricksha, by Joanna Kirkpatrick
Bangladeshinovels.com
On the Wire and Tinsel Industry in Bengal (1910)

NEWS MEDIA

News from Bangladesh - Index Page
newsASIA_ Bangladesh

COUNTRIES == N E P A L

ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH

INCORE_ Conflict Data Service_ Internet Country Guides_ Nepal
Khaireni, Nepal Micro- Hydroelectrification
Library of Congress _ Federal Research Division _ Country Studies _ Area Handbook Series _ Nepa
Library of Congress _ Federal Research Division _ Country Studies _ Area Handbook Series _ Nepal
Nepal -- general information
Nepal Constitution Official 1992
Nepal Home Page
Nepal Research Centre (NRC)
Nepal WWW Virtual Library

FOLK CULTURE

Bhaktapur Festival 1997
Folk music in Nepal
Newari metal casters of Nepal
Pujas at Haka Baha, Patan, Nepal
The Dancing Monks of Tengboche

GENERAL SITES

Country itself, Art & Architecture
Kathmandu.com

IMAGES

Eastories (trekking)
Great images of stupas, etc.
Nepal Photographs
The Nepali People_ A Photo Essay by Anne Erickson
Trekking pictures of Tibet and Nepal
Wee Keng Hor's Photos from Nepal

TRAVELOGUES

A Visit to Nepal
Nepal Trip Report
Walking to Rara Lake

COUNTRIES == S R I L A N K A

ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH

Galle - A Port City in History
INCORE_ Conflict Data Service_ Internet Country Guides_ Sri Lanka
LAKDIVA - The Land of Serendipity
Library of Congress _ Area Handbook Series _ Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Coral (TED case study)
Traditional Sri Lanka
WWW Virtual Library - Sri Lanka
_A Short History of Lanka_, by Humphrey William Codrington

GENERAL INFORMATION

Geoffrey Bawa A portfolio of projects
Infoscope newsclippings on Sri Lanka
Lanka Page_ Latest Hot News from Sri Lanka

TRAVELOGUES

Aliya - Stories of the Elephants of Sri Lanka
Gallery of images
Memorable sites to visit
Lakdiva - The Land of Serendipity
TAP Vol 13, Iss. 1. How to Judge Globalism. Amartya Sen.

Links

Get $$$ - Refer a friend!
Windows Marketplace

RELIGIONS == AN OVERVIEW

A Guide to Baha'i Resources on the internet at A Cherag's Library
Boston as a case study of religious pluralism
Calendar for sacred dates in world religions
Data on Religion Census of India 2001
Encyclopedia Mythica_ Home
H-Bahai Home Page
Information about world religions
Links to online sacred texts of all religions
OCRT_ An agency promoting religious tolerance as a human right
Penn's list of worldwide religion resources
Pluralism Project Homepage, Harvard Univ.
South Asia
Who's Who in the History of Mysticism

RELIGIONS == B U D D H I S M

ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH

A glossary of technical terms
Buddha Mind - Index ------------------------------------------------------------------------
BuddhaNet_ Buddhist Information Network - Gateway to Buddhism.
Buddhism (Richard Hooker's site)
Buddhism, by Rev. C. W. Clapp, 1882
Buddhist Mysticism_ Frames version
Buddhist Studies World Wide Web Sites
Buddhist Studies WWW VL
Dharma Newsstand (revised_ 5 July 1999)
Introduction to Buddhism
Journal of Buddhist Ethics Home Page
Journal of Buddhist Ethics
Met Special Topics Page Life of the Buddha
The Huntington Archive Home Page
Vedanta and Buddhism_ A Comparative Study
Welcome to the Academic Study of Buddhist Religion

EARLY TEXTS

Access to Insight_ Readings in Theravada Buddhism
Asha Archives MS. Catalogue
BPS Wheels
Buddhism, an introduction, John C. Powers, Publications, Faculty of Asian Studies, ANU
Dhammapada text, trans. John Richards
Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project -- text samples
Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project
EAWC Anthology_ The Dhammapada
Examples of early Buddhist "chain letters"
Index of Similes
Matrceta's Hymn to the Buddha
The Illustrated Jataka & Other Stories of the Buddha
The Schoyen Collection 22. Buddhism
The Wings to Awakening
Tipitaka
Travels of Fa-Hsien, PDF format

FINE ARTS

A set of images of early Buddhist art
AIIS slide show on the Buddhas of Bamiyan
Art of Newar Buddhism, Nepal
Buddhist mural in Parliament House (2)
Buddhist mural in Parliament House
Dharmapala Centre - School of Thangka Painting
Dunhuang
Early Tibetan Mandalas
Himalayan Art
Huge modern reclining Buddha, Burma
Introduction to the Art of Mongolia
mandala
Mirrors of the Heart-Mind - Intro Page
Samma-Ajiva - modern Buddhist statues
Takeji Iwamiya Photo Exhibition
The Illustrated Jataka & Other Stories of the Buddha
The Tibetan Book of the Dead_ Ceremonial Objects
The Tibetan Book of the Dead_ Scroll Paintings and Hanging Art

MODERN TEXTS

John C. Powers
Sacred Texts_ Buddhism
Shri Badat The Cannibal King_ A Buddhist Jataka from Gilgit
Swami Shivananda on the Buddha's life

MONUMENTS

Buddhist monuments of western Central Asia
Carl Ritter und die Kolosse von Bamiyan
Licchavi Chaityas of Nepal, by Ian Alsop
Pilgrimage to the Holy Sites of the Buddha
Salt Range Temples, Pakistan
Week 4 ASIAN RELIGIONS AND ART--EARLY INDIAN BUDDHISM

RELIGIONS == H I N D U I S M

ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH

An Introduction to Hinduism
Annihilation of Caste with a Reply to Mahatma Gandhi - Part I
Axess, a magazine for the liberal arts and social sciences
Brahmanism, by C. W. Clapp, 1880
D. N. Jha interview
EJVS - Baka Daalbhya_ a Complex Character
From Manusmriti to Madhusmriti_ Flagellating a Mythical Enemy
Hindoo and Moslem, by Edwin Lord Weeks, Harpers 1895
Hindu History - A Search for Our Present in History
Karma and Reincarnation -- theoretical readings
Making India Hindu
Pakistani Hindu Patrika Home Page
Seminar Magazine on-line searching
Somanatha and Mahmud, by Romila Thapar
Subaltern Sadhus - William Pinch
Subaltern Sadhus, by William Pinch
the British Empire-- what did it do to South Asia_
The Insider-Outsider Academic Game by Rajiv Malhotra on Sulekha

BHAGAVAD GITA

Bhagavad Gita As It Is (another ISKCON site)
Bhagavad Gita As It Is--Art Gallery (ISKCON)
Bhagavad Gita, trans. Edwin Arnold
Books By Rajaji - Bhagavad Gita - Index
Edwin Arnold's early verse trans. of the Gita
Gita trans. by Swami Prabhupada (ISKCON)
Hare Krishna - Krishna Art Gallery (ISKCON site)
Hindu Books and Authors -- sources on Gita
The Bhagavad Gita (academic site, with sources)
The Gita translated by Ramanand Prasad
Visvarupa - Multimedia Project

BHAKTI

Andal
Bhakti sangit website, many audio files
Christian Lee Novetzke
Cooking for the Gods -- home religious rituals
Department of Religion Virtual Exhibitions
Kabir The Mystic Poet --- KabirWeb
Kabir, Company school; miniature
Kabir
Meeting God - Online Exhibition at The Huntington Archive
Mirabai, Surdas, Tukaram in Parliament House mural
Nammalvar
Puja and the Shrine
Qalandar - Article
Tukaram Home Page

CALENDARS

a calendar for india, hindus and indians the world over- timepiece
Hindu calendar
Pancanga (version 3.04) for date conversion
The Little Magazine - Other - Amartya Sen
Timepiece _ The Hindu Calendar [The panchang]

FESTIVALS

Delmonico_ Pithora Photographs
Dussehra celebrations in Mysore
Fairs and Festivals - Navratri
Ganapati Festival, Pune 1986
Gangasagar Mela (images)
Pongal_ Jan. 7th

GENERAL SITES

Bhajanawali
e P r a r t h a n a . c o m
Free Electronic Greeting Cards _ shubhkaamna
The Yoga Institute
www.hindu.org - The Directory of Hindu Resources Online

GODS

Durga

Article on Durga Puja in Bengali in the late 18th c.
Durga Mahishamardini
Trance-Dancers of the Goddess Durga

Ganesha

Ganesh dieu de l'Inde, hindu god, ganapati, vinayaka, heramba, ekandanta, gajanana, chaturthi,
Ganesh dieu de l'Inde, hindu god, ganapati, vinayaka, heramba, ekandanta, gajanana, chaturthi, nouveau nom ganesh108
Ganesha Home Page

Krishna

Devi_ The Great Goddess (as Radha)
Gita Govinda - Multimedia Project
Krishna riding a gopi-elephant
Lord Jagannath
Lord Krishna
Radha and Krishna Dressed in Each Other's Clothes
Seattle Art Museum: Stories of Krishan - The Adventures of a Hindu God

Murugan_Skanda

Kataragama_ Hindu_Buddhist_Muslim strands
Murugan Bhakti_ The Skanda-Kumara website

Shiva

A handsome modern poster of Shiva in meditation
Bhole Shankar Mandir -- online puja!
Nataraja
Shiva Darshan
Shiva temple sites in the south
Symbolism Of Nataraja

Vishnu

Black Peacock - Incarnations of Visnu
The Avatar Site
Devi_ The Great Goddess
God in Hindu Dharma and Representation in Temples
Kali (AIIS slide)
Lakshmi
Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma pay homage to the Great Goddess
Shri Hanuman Online
Shri Lord Venkateswara
Timepiece _ The Hindu Calendar [Gods and Goddesses]

IMAGES

Devotional Picture Index
Hindu Pictures_ Presented by Global Hindu Electronic Networks
Lakshmi International - Hindu Deity devotional paintings
Lots of OMs
Some South Indian temple images

MAHABHARATA

Paintings

Draupadi and Ashvatthaman
Draupadi and Kunti with the Pandavas
Draupadi on Dice, by M. F. Husain
The Disrobing of Draupadi
Books By Rajaji - Mahabharata - Index
Mahabharata-- some summary translations
Prof. James Fitzgerald on the Mahabharata
Southeast Asian Monuments_ 100 slides (a bit slow to load)
The Book of Yudhisthir [Parabaas Translation]
The design of Yudhishthira's meeting hall
The Mahabharata
The Ramayana and Mahabharata, R. Dutt Tr.
The Trip to Heaven_ Translation of A Short story By Sunil Gangopadhyay
Towards a machine-readable Mahabharata

PILGRIMAGE PLACES

City Information of Mathura and Vrindavan, India
Kataragama_ Hindu_Buddhist_Muslim strands
Scenes from Varanasi

RAMAYANA

Paintings

Battle scene from a Ramayana
Black Peacock -- Ramayana -- a set of lovely illustrations
Devi_ The Great Goddess (as Sita)
Hanuman's audience with Rama
Rama and Balarama
Rama and his brother Lakshmana
The Demon Ravana in his Stronghold
A transcript of a Ramlila scene
Excellent academic Ramayana site
N Raghunathan, "The World of Valmiki"
Nabaneeta Dev Sen on the Ramayana
Ram as Abductor (tr. Richman)
Ramayana according to Rajaji
Sita as Rama's Advocatem by Vidyut Aklujkar
Sita in the City, by A. Murphy and S. Sippy
The Ramayana and Mahabharata, R. Dutt Tr.
The Ramayana Story in modern pictures
Valmiki Ramayana
Valmiki's Ramayana (whole Amar Chitra Katha cycle)

SECTS

B.K.S. Iyengar's Yoga
Datta Peetham Welcomes You
Hare Krishna Home Page
Hindu Vivek Kendra (Hindutva)
OSHO Never Born Never Died
Sanga (Hare Krishna)
Shaiva Siddhanta, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Shree Swaminarayan Gadi
Shri Devraha Hans Baba
Sri Sarada Math
Sri Vaishnava Home Page
Swami Chinmayananda
The Light of Truth
Vedic on Parade, by Timothy Lubin

TANTRA

Devi_ The Great Goddess (tantric images)
International Journal of Tantric Studies
Madhobima, a Delhi housewife and Tantric guru
Shiva Shakti Mandalam_ Tantrik Home Page
Sri Yantra, a tantric design
yantra specifications

TEMPLES

Artists of Nathadwara
Brhadisvara Temple - Multimedia Project
Hindu Temples Reference Center ( 4-Sep-1996)
Muktesvara - Multimedia Project
Shiva temple sites in the south
Spirituality Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas
Temple architecture
Templenet Encyclopedia
Temples Along the Indus, by Michael Meister

TEXTS