Philip McEldowney with suggestions
from Nawang Thokmey
January 1999 article in the
Times of India by
Amrit Agarwal describes and links many sites about India -
its Internet access organizations, government, politics,
media, and search engines.
Click here to see the article
and its active links. You might also look at
South Asia links as
listed in the recent (Jan 1999)
Asian Studies Newsletter.|
Social science researchers will be interested in two sites: the Census of India and Indian journal indexes. Not all of the 1991 census is available at the Census site, but most of the basic national and state statistics and facts can be found there - and some interesting maps, too. You can search the indexes of 53 Indian social science, including the Economic and Political Weekly, and also the indexes or "Press Clippings" of 14 Indian newspapers at the OnLine Indexes of the ISID (Institute for Studies in Industrial Development). (Netscape browsers do not work well with this site; use only Microsoft Internet Explorer. This site really is very much still under construction.) For broader searches in many Western journals the online Bibliogrphy of Asian Studies is very useful.
Four music cassettes have recently arrived from India and are being cataloged in the Music Library. They include "Hit Tibetan Songs," Tsering Gyurmey's "Rgyal ba'i bkrin," and the Rajasthani Sumeramala Pugaliya's "Are ghasa ri roti." Have a listen of them and other South Asia music from the Music Library or the film song cassettes from Clemons Library.
A fuller index of the titles in 111 volume Rin chen gter mdzod chen mo (I(Bhu)-Tib-124) (Encyclopedia of Nyingmapa contempletive and liturgical practices) has been listed in a database. This was a summer library project by B. Tsering and Lobsang Khanrab under Nawang Thokmey's supervision. The index is viewable on the library's Tibetan Room computer, though we hope to make it available on the Web, linked to the VIRGO record.
Here are some Tibetan links which researchers
might find useful -
Finally, the controversial Indian film FIRE as been ordered for Clemons. The summary says "Banned in India, this film was the first to confront lesbianism in that country." Have a look at it when it comes in.
Happy cyber re-surfing for information and entertainment
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