The library holds a collection of some 20,000 volumes received mainly by donation concentrating on the study of Hindu culture, religion, languages, literature, philosophy, arts and society.
History and development
The OCHS library was founded in 1997 with a small number of donated volumes.The collection reached its present size with major donations from J. A. F. Roodbergen, Shaunaka Rishi Das, Hridayananda Dasa Goswami Tamal Krishna Goswami, and Mr Ramesh Chauhan, Bisleri Water, India.
Areas of strength include Sanskrit grammar, poetics, philosophy, theology, comparative theology, and religions studies
General arrangement and access regulations
The library is open by appointment. It is intended to support undergraduate and post-graduate researchers from Oxford University and the wider international research community as well as students enrolled in courses offered by the OCHS Continuing Education Department.
Subjects of the Collection
Regions of Asia
Languages of material
Bengali, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts, History, Language, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Women.
Collection Material and Size
Archival materials (includes non-published & mixed material), Audio materials (includes cassettes & CDs), Books, Serials.
Total size of collection