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South Asian Newspapers

This unique collection provides online access to a select group of nine South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Features the full text images of ten English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

The material covers the aftermath of the Indian Rebellion; construction of railroads; effects of British Colonial rule; Hindu-Muslim conflicts; life on coffee, tea and rubber plantations; Morely-Minto Reforms; formation of the Indian National Congress; the start of Mahatma Gandhi’s independence movement; economics, politics, the arts; and much more.

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High quality images of the newspapers can be viewed online and downloaded