- Created in partnership with the Center for Research Libraries and its contributing members
- Online access to India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka published in the 19th and early 20th centuries
- Opportunities for fresh insights into South Asian history, politics, culture and daily life
This one-of-a-kind collection provides online access to a select group of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), South Asian Newspapers offers extensive coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the Indian Subcontinent between 1864 and 1922.
Views of South Asian history, politics, culture and daily life
South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922 covers the aftermath of the Indian Rebellion; construction of railroads; effects of British Colonial rule; Hindu-Muslim conflicts; life on coffee, tea and rubber plantations; Morely-Minto Reforms; formation of the Indian National Congress; start of Mahatma Gandhi's independence movement; economics, politics, the arts and much more. Offering a variety of perspectives, the important newspapers in this collection are ideal for comparing and contrasting views on both local and global issues.
South Asian Newspapers includes such titles as Amrita Bazar Patrika (Calcutta), Bankura Darpana (Bankura, India), Madras Mail (Madras), Kayasare Hinda (Bombay), Pioneer (Allahabad, India), Tribune (Lahore, Pakistan) and the Ceylon Observer (Sri Lanka). Through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative updates, letters, poetry, advertisements, matrimony and death notices, this collection chronicles the evolution of cultures and communities across South Asia during a time of intense change.
An integral part of the World Newspaper Archive
Created in partnership with the Center for Research Libraries—one of the world's largest and most important newspaper repositories—South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922 is a core collection in the World Newspaper Archive. Advancing research and offering opportunities for fresh insights across wide-ranging academic disciplines, the World Newspaper Archive will include historical newspapers published in Latin America, Slavic and Eastern Europe, South Asia and other regions. The Center for Research Libraries and its partners are committed to providing sustainable access to a rich and diverse set of international scholarly resources.
Ideal for students, teachers and scholars around the globe, this uniquely comprehensive online resource can be cross-searched with America's Historical Newspapers for unprecedented coverage of events that have shaped world history.