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Southern Asia

Getting Started


 The University of Chicago is home to one of the world's great collections for the study of South Asia. We collect broadly across the full geographical extent of South Asia, in all languages of the subcontinent and all materials types, including ink-print, visual, audio and cartographic.

We also collect selectively on Southeast Asia. Among our special strengths are materials for the study of Buddhism.

Learn more about the Collection.

Southern Asia Resources at the University of Chicago

There are over 700,000 volumes related to Southern Asia in the University of Chicago Libraries, covering all the languages and dialects of South Asia. Search for books and non-print materials in our online catalog.  Visit our offices and reading room on the 5th floor of the Regenstein Library

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Southern Asian Studies Librarian

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Laura Ring
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Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 564


Purchase Request

The Library welcomes suggestions for the acquisition of materials which support the University's teaching and research programs.

Use this form to submit a request.
It will be routed to the appropriate subject specialist for consideration.