South Asian Periodicals Index

URLs to browse or search the collections

During Summer 2018, this database is being taken down from UW Digital collections. The data it contains will be archived in MINDs@UW. Further information will be given on this page as it is made available.

The South Asian Periodicals Index provides bibliographic citations to the extensive periodical literature published in and about South Asia. An ever growing resource, the South Asian Periodicals Index strives to be inclusive in terms of subject matter, geographic heritage and linguistic origin.

Original Script and Romanization
The index represents citations in their original script and in transliteration, both using Unicode. To view these scripts properly, one should have a Unicode-enabled browser. In searching, diacritics should be ignored and original scripts can be searched either by cutting and pasting from other sources or by using alternate keyboards. All transliterated titles have followed the ALA-LC Romanization Tables.

Currently indexed journals include:

Pakistani Literature: An English language journal published since 1992 by the Pakistan Academy of Letters in Islamabad, Pakistan.

کہوج (Khoj): A Punjabi language journal published since 1978 by Shu’bah-yi Panjābī, Panjabi University in Lahore, Pakistan.

سویرا (Saverā): An Urdu language journal published by Mushtāq Aḥmad Caudhri from Lahore, Pakistan.

Ceylon Historical Journal:  An English language journal published since 1952 by the Tisara Prakasakayo from Dehiwala, Sri Lanka.

Journal of the Music Academy of Madras: An English and Tamil language journal published since 1930 by the Academy in Madras, India.

South Asia Library Notes and Queries: An English language journal published from 1978 to 1995 by the Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation (USA).


This index was made possible by generous funding from the American Institute of Pakistan Studies and from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.