The Institute of South Asian Religious History

In addition to the Journal of South Asian Religious History, ISARH will initiate several other projects in accordance with its overarching goal of increasing understanding of the subcontinent's religious history.

The largest of these projects, the Library of South Asian Religious History seeks to establish the largest collection of Indian-language material directly related to South Asian religious history in the Western Hemisphere, with an emphasis on books in Urdu, Hindi, Nepali, Tibetan, Persian, Pashto, Sindhi, Baluchi, Kashmiri, and Punjabi. Our books will mostly come from town and village publishers scattered across Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Nepal. These are materials that scholars would otherwise have to travel to South Asia in order to access. Scholars of all levels will be welcome to use our facilities, located conveniently in an academic retreat environment in the mountains of Utah. Comfortable cabins will allow researchers to stay as long as the research/writing requires. The library and academic retreat are scheduled for completion around August 2019.


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