Journalism in South Asia: Media/Microforms/Print

Media and journalism in and about South Asia

Ethnographic Video Online

Search or browse Anthropology Online by cultural groups, by geographical place, and by other facets.

Ethnographic Video Online similarly can be browsed by geographical location, by cultural group, etc.

Filmakers Library Online

Advanced Search has "place discussed" and "cultural group discussed" facets. Representative films include India Cabaret and the Laughing Club of India (Mira Nair), Maharajah Burger (Thomas Balmes), My Mother India (Safina Uberoi), Memoirs of a Hindu Princess (Francoise Levie), Salaam Shalom: the Jews of India (Vanessa C. Laufer), Gift of a Girl (Mayyasa Al-Malazi), Runaway Grooms (Ali Kazimi), Diverted to Delhi (Greg Stitt), and others.


World New and Video

Search facets include places discussed. Or, use advanced search interface.

Video in DVD Format

Many videos are available in DVD, CD, or video format. To locate videos, try such subject searches as "Documentary Television Programs" (here combined with subject:region: India), or limit format to "video" (here combined with keyword search: India).

Lehman Newspapers Reading Room

Newspapers in Print Format

The Lehman Social Sciences Library reading room (lower level) has browseable current print issues of major South and Southeast Asian newspapers. Older issues are available in the cages in the back of the library.

CRL Newspapers Microfilm

CRL (Center for Research Libraries) has microfilm collections of rare historical newspapers. CRL items can be requested by Interlibrary Loan. See the CRL South Asian Studies topic guide for highlights of the collection. Search the CRL catalog for more comprehensive holdings

Indian newspaper reports, c1868-1942, from the British Library, London

Indian Newspaper Reports are available interlibrary loan, and are microfilmed from the Record Department Papers of the Oriental and India Office Collections at the British Library. The reports consist of abstracts, partial quotations, and translations of Indian newspapers. Covers Bengal, 1874-1903 (27 reels); Bengal, 1904-1916 (26 reels); Punjab, Agra, Oudh, Rajputana and Central Provinces, c1868-1896 (29 reels); United Provinces, 1897-1937 (29 reels); Madras, 1876-1921 (32 reels); Bombay, 1874-1898 (18 reels); Bombay, 1901-1921; Punjab 1896-1924; Sind 1936-1939; Burma 1938-1942; Bihar and Orissa 1920. See the Adam Matthew guide for details

South Asian Newspapers at the Library of Congress

The Asian Division of the Library of Congress (In Washington, D.C.) has a collection of more than 275 newspapers on microfilm in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, and other South Asian languages accessible on microfilm in the Asian Reading Room. English language newspapers from South Asia are accessible in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Room. For a guide, see South Asian Newspapers at the Library of Congress.