Rabindranath Tagore goes online

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 6, 2014|South Asia|0 comments

The Ministry of Culture, Government of India has sponsored a new online variorum of the works of Rabindranath Tagore; a project undertaken by the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, Calcutta. The website has digitized all of Tagore’s writings in both Bengali and English, whether manuscript or printed format and made them freely available online. The website can be navigated in English, Bengali and Hindi and includes a

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Syriaca.org: the Syriac reference portal

By Mary Fisk|April 8, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Linguistics, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

Newly launched under the auspices of a consortium of academic institutions including Princeton University and Vanderbilt University, Syriaca.org is an online reference work for the study of Syriac authors, literatures and manuscripts. Scholars of Syriac are invited to collaborate and contribute to the development of the portal, which will eventually comprise an ontology or classification system for Syriac studies a multi-lingual authority file for standardising references to Syriac authors, texts

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Brill Encyclopedia of Hinduism: Free Trial

By Mary Fisk|November 16, 2012|Religions, South Asia|0 comments

  The Library has a free trial subscription to Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism until 6th December 2012. This new work “presents the latest research on all the main aspects of the Hindu traditions.”  Please note that online access is to the first volume only in what will ultimately be a five volume series Go to the Brill Online Reference Works on the A-Z Databases and select Encyclopedia of Hinduism (under the

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