Wednesday, August 16, 2017

National Archives of India — Digital?

If nothing else comes of this initiative (described in Economic Times, August 15, 2017), I hope it is the "on-demand" button. That way I wouldn't have to try and convince the person in front of me that, yes, I really do need this photocopy.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Modern India in German Archives

Here's something interesting. I came across a funding extension notice and it led me to the DFG Long Term Project "Modern India in German Archives, 1706-1989." The website has an English and a German portal (though I still found my German to be useful). The focus of the work being done at present really does seem modern — late 19th century to 20th century.

Most useful was the list of German archives with "significant holdings" related to Modern India. Material related to missions, intellectual history, political history, and social/economic history are included. This may be a new source for me Jai Singh material.