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Digitized Visual Materials for South Asian Studies

This guide will help you find visual materials related to South Asia that have been digitized. These materials include paintings, photographs, woodcut prints, lithographs, illuminated manuscripts, posters, postcards, and other popular ephemera.


This research guide offers an introduction to the most important collections of digitized South Asian visual materials currently available. Suggestions for inclusion are always appreciated.

Please also consider reviewing our research guide for South Asian Studies:

Alexandre-Marie Colin, Une Nautch; from Twenty four Plates Illustrative of Hindoo and European Manners in Bengal. 1832. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.