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CFA: The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme

by , 2 Sep 2016 | in resources | no comments yet

The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library is now accepting grant applications for the next round of funding. Detailed information on the timetable, criteria, eligibility and application procedures is available on the Programme’s website. The deadline for receipt of preliminary grant applications is 4 November 2016.

Students Going to India: AIIS Manual on Sexual Harassment and Assault

by , 4 Jan 2014 | in resources | no comments yet

Prof. John E. Cort of the Department of Religion at Denison University (USA) has pointed out the recent update of the sexual harassment manual of the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS). Some of the manual explains the specific policies of AIIS, nevertheless the first section is of great use for professors and students. Starting by saying that the recent gang rape and murder is a shame for all India, I found the manual very useful. Here is the link:


Jain eLibrary: Jain scriptures, manuscripts, dictionary, encyclopedia, articles, magazines, and ancient and contemporary books

by , 6 Feb 2012 | in resources | no comments yet

To protect, preserve, and disseminate the ancient and contemporary Jain literature, the Jain Education International organization in cooperation with Shri Mahavir Ardhana Kendra, Koba Ahmedabad; and Shri Prachya Vidyapith, Sajapur, India has launched a Jain eLibrary project. Under this project the Jain literature is converted electronically into eBooks (pdf or other formatted files) or other electronic media and made available via the website.

The eLibrary comprises of a vast collection of literature on Jain principles, such as Ahimsa, compassion, karma philosophy, and Anekäntaväda. It also provides Jain educational material for Jain Päthashälä or Sunday school.

Map of Manuscript Libraries in India

by , 21 Jan 2012 | in resources | no comments yet

A very nice and useful map including graphical key to manuscript libraries in India. It has been put together by Prof. Kei Kataoka (Kyushu University, Japan).


Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

by , 4 Sep 2011 | in resources | no comments yet

I want to recommend to you the Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies from the blog The Ancient World Online, by Charles Ellwood Jones, Head Librarian at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at NYU

As you can see, also the Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies (IJTS) is listed. The EJVS (Editor-in-chief Prof. Michael Witzel)  is one of the first academic electronic journals of the world, established in 1995 together with the JSAWS and the IJTS, and I humbly serve as Managing Editor for it.


Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures

by , 1 Apr 2011 | in resources | no comments yet

The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (EWIC) is an interdisciplinary, transhistorical project that compiles essays by scholars on all women in Muslim majority societies and all Muslim women in Muslim minority societies. The print version of EWIC, consisting of 6 volumes (1,246 articles, 2 million words), was written by 907 scholars from around the world and published between 2003-2007.

Digital Colonial Documents, India

by , 18 Mar 2011 | in resources | no comments yet

The Digital Colonial Documents Project (India) is intended to promote study of the rare seminal documents which were influential in the formation of the notions of nation, state and culture during the colonial period. The project makes available rare colonial documents as searchable internet documents.


Position as Research Associate at Social Science Baha, Kathmandu

by , 31 Aug 2010 | in resources | no comments yet

The Social Science Baham, which was set up in January 2002 to foster and facilitate the development of the study of the social sciences in Nepal, has just sent me the announcement of a posistion as full time research associate based in Kathamndu.

Application deadline: 8 September 2010 (5 pm)< Send your application by email to:

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