South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922 is the third collection module of the World Newspaper Archive, created in partnership with Readex, a division of NewsBank. Currently available to CRL members, the collection provides more than 550,000 fully searchable pages of newspapers published in South Asia between 1864 and 1922.
Titles were recommended by WNA Charter Participants, faculty members, and subject experts from the South Asia Materials Project (SAMP). The final material was selected for its breadth of coverage, diversity of viewpoints, and historical significance. South Asian Newspapers features titles published in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Languages include English, Bengali, Gujarati, and others.
Titles include such key publications as:
- Amrita Bazar Patrika (Calcutta),
- Bankura Darpana (Bankura, India),
- Madras Mail (Madras),
- Tribune (Lahore, Pakistan) and
- Ceylon Observer (Sri Lanka).
A complete list of titles is available on Readex's site. The titles are cross-searchable with other modules of the World Newspaper Archive, as well as with other Readex products such as America’s Historical Newspapers.