Thursday, September 12, 2013

Balochistan Archives

I was very pleased to see the e-mail from my former colleague at Rutgers, Sumit Guha, sent to draw attention to the online portal to the Balochistan Archives. So many of us would love to go to Pakistan for research work, and so many of us will not be able to that any time soon. The availability of online records and files is still limited, but I hope the digital holdings grow quickly and soon.What is online already is fantastic--I just spent a large chunk of time reading about the 1935 Quetta Earthquake.

Balochistan Archives Entry Page
Balochistan Archives Facebook Page


Hafeez Jamali said...

Dear JR,

Thanks for mentioning us on your blog. Our digital holdings are rather limited at the moment but we are planning a major digitization effort, conditional on the availability of funding. We also have a lovely Facebook page which is updated regularly with archival photographs, texts, and paintings. Please feel free to contact us should you or a researcher friend needs help with the archives.

Hafeez Jamali (Director)

JR said...

I am very excited about your archive and looking forward to seeing it grow as funding becomes available! --S. N. Johnson-Roehr (JR)