Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta Archive

Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta Archive

Hitesranjan Sanyal Memorial Collection: Centre’s Urban History Documentation Archive


The digital archives of the Urban History Documentation Archives of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences available for open access: Most of the printed documents archived by the CSSSC are available online for unrestricted access in collaboration with University of Heidelberg, The Endangered Archives Programme of the British Library and the Center for Research Libraries. The process of uploading of rest of the content is moving ahead and they will be available either on CrossAsia or on Endangered Archives Programme server soon.

  • Open-access resources include:
  • Bangla books and periodicals (19th, 20th c.)
  • Assamese periodicals
  • Newspaper: Jugantara Patrika (Calcutta, Bengali, daily: 1937 - 1980)
  • Newspaper: Amrita Bazar Patrika (Jessore/Calcutta, bi-lingual / English, bi-weekly / daily: 1872 - 1890; 1892 - 1905; 1911; 1919 onward)
  • Newspaper Jangipur Sambad (4242 issues)
  • Sanskrit manuscripts from Santipur Bangiya Puran Parishad
  • Chuchura bartabaha from the collection of Sisir Bani Pathagar
  • books and periodicals from the collection of Dr. Shyamal Bera
  • Nihar, the celebrated weekly newspaper from Nihar Press
  • Books, periodicals, manuscripts from Bauddha Dharmankur Sabha (Bengal Buddhist Association)
  • Periodicals from Sadharan Brahmo Samaj Library (Kolkata)
  • Books and mss from Birsingha Vidyasagar Memorial Hall Rural Library (Medinipur) and Rajnarayan Basu Smriti Pathagar (Medinipur)
  • Census of India reports from 1872 to 1951
  • Journal of the National Indian Association
(see https://networks.h-net.org/node/22055/discussions/8346650/centre-studies-social-sciences-calcutta-archive-and-its-open for Rajarshi Ghose's original post)

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