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South Asia

See also:

SOAS Databases
  • All users on-campus; SOAS students and staff only off-campus
    Proquest -The Times of India (1838-2003)
    Provides access to historical local, regional and national news for publications including The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce and the Bombay Times and Standard.
    On-campus use/ Off-campus use
General Resources

Manas: Culture, Music
The site offers good descriptions of the Indian music traditions.

Sahai.org : Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya
Pandit Ram Sahai Sangit Vidyalaya (PRSSV) is a charitable trust, which aims to promote the performing arts of India. The Trust provides funding for the Institute of Indian Music & Dance (IIMD) and the Sangit College, both in London.

Hindu Online/Indian Music
The site offers a short description of various music genre and audio files of Bhajans, Hindustani & Carnatic and Instrumental Classical music.

Digitised recording collection

Music from India collection: British Library Archival Sound recordings
This is part of the Archival Sound recordings collection from the British Library. It contains a small collection of online sound recordings of Indian traditional and ritual music and songs recorded by the recordist and ethnomusicologist, Rolf Killius, as part of a collaborative project with The British Library and the Horniman Museum. They include Sora Ancester ballads and marriage songs. The materials would be of value for researchers in the field of Anthropology of ritual and ethnomusicology.

Archive of Indian Music (AIM)
AIM is established as a private and not-for-profit Trust that aims to digitise obsolete gramophone recordings and bring back into circulation.

Centre of South Asian Studies in Cambridge
Music of the Festival of Indra, introduced, and recorded by Major F. W. Rawding in September 1973, in Kathmandu, Nepal.