India and South Asia
[Dewey numbers: 954]

South Asia is not precisely defined but generally includes the countries or areas of: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. See also World Issues Page for current events.

The Hindu Online - http://www.hinduonnet.com/
This is the Web site of The Hindu newspaper. Links to major resources on the Web for India.
India Connect - http://www.indiaconnect.com/index.htm
A place to start looking for information about the people and culture of India. Has recent information, and links to many interesting sites. Includes a search engine for India.
SARAI: South Asia Resource Access on the Internet - http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/southasia/cuvl/
Collection of links to Internet resources on South Asia. Part of the World-Wide Web Virtual Library. Maintained at Columbia University.
USAID: Asia/Near East - http://www.usaid.gov/regions/ane/
Asia and the Middle East are the focus on this page organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Includes country profiles, finance and investment, trade, health and other current information.
Tips for Travelers to South Asia - http://travel.state.gov/tips_sasia.html
"The information in this pamphlet has been gathered for you by consular officers-- both here and in South Asia-- to assist you with your trip. We hope this brochure will be of help to you in making your trip both safe and enjoyable." (U.S. State Dept.)
Travel Warnings & Consular Information Sheets - http://travel.state.gov/travel_warnings.html
The U.S. State Department offers travel information and advice on travel to many areas of the world. Click on the country or issue of interest, and read the report.
Languages and Scripts of India - http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~malaiya/scripts.html
This Web site provides links to online sites about the many languages of India. (Colorado State Univ.)
Yahoo! India-History-By Time Period - http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/Countries/India/Arts_and_Humanities/Humanities/History/By_Time_Period/
Yahoo's links to sites about ancient India and India in the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. There is also a link to timelines of Indian history.
Kamat's Potpourri: The History of India - http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/itihas/history.htm
"Kamat's Potpourri is produced by four members of Kamat family: Krishnanand Kamat, Jyotsna Kamat, Vikas Kamat and Hiryoung Kim Kamat. Among them, they share three Doctorates, Five Master's and and seven other degrees and Kamat's Potpourri constitutes over a hundred person-years of work." This page is their page on the entire history of India including links to timelines, the freedom struggle, medieval history, art history, Jain history, and art history. The main site is quite spectacular and if you search, for example, for "industry," you will get links to many pages on the site where the development of industry is mentioned.

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