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Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism

History and Culture

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While this guide focuses on Hinduism and Buddhism, the Indian Religions Research Guide from Colombia University covers the full range of religions present in India both today and in the past. The guide also contains resources related to many other topics related to Indian Studies. 


Online Resources

Bibliotheca Polyglotta

This is an online collection of histroical texts in multiple languages presented by the University of Oslo. The Thesaurus Literaturae Buddhicae component may be of particular interest as it contains texts written in the original Indic Buddhist language with a line by line translation into modern English.

The Bhagavad-Gita on Project Gutenberg

An English translation of The Bhagavad-Gita by Sir Edwin Arnold.

The Internet Sacred Text Archive - Hinduism

This virtual archive contains translations of many classic Hindu texts as well as modern writings.

Oxford Bibliogrpahies - Hinduism


Print Resources

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History, and Literature REF: BL1105.D75 1997
Handbook of Hindu Mythology REF: BL1111.4.W55 2003
Historical Dictionary of Hinduism REF: BL1105.S85 1997



Online Resources

Buddhism Reasearch Guide by the University at Buffalo 

This research guide includes extensive resources about the many forms of Buddhism.

Jataka Stories 

A database of jatakas by the University of Edinburgh which is searchable by texts or artworks. 


Print Resources

Encyclopedia of Buddhism     REF: BQ128.E53 2007



History and Culture

The National Archives of India

The National Archives of India is the custodian of the records of enduring value of the Government of India.

Rajasthan State Archives

"Rajasthan State Archives enjoys a special position amongst the various Archives of the country primarily on account of the indigenous character of its holdings. The present State Archive is a successive body of the various General Record Offices and similar record agencies of the former states of Rajasthan." This archive's holdings are pre 1900.

French Books on India

"An open access multilingual discovery tool with book data from 1531 to 2020 and ebooks before 1937"

Castes of India: Their mechanism, genesis and development on Project Gutenberg

Written by Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, a member of the Mahar caste, one of the untouchable castes of India, this essay discusses the caste system in India.

Print Resources

Shameful flight : the last years of the British Empire in India - DS480.45.W55 2006



Citation Assistance

Asian Citation Guide WIki by the University of British Columbia

This citation guide for Asian language sources was developed by the University of British Columbia and contains PDFs with citation instructions for APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.

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