13 November 2015
SOAS Library is part of an international partnership that will digitise and give free online access to one of the world’s most important collections of South-Asian language printed books.
A pilot project for the major digitisation initiative – Two Centuries of Indian Print – was announced by the British Library on Thursday, with the support of funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the Newton Fund.
SOAS is the only UK university that offers degree-level courses in Bengali language, literature and culture.
Pictured: frontispiece of the 1778 edition of A Grammar of the Bengal Language
Read the British Library press release.