Covers every aspect of Mongolian studies. It has many materials in Mongolian and Russian, apart from the 'standard' western languages.
History and development
This library has been donated to the Ancient India & Iran Trust by Prof. Charles Bawden (SOAS, chair in Mongolian Studies) in March 2001. Prof. Bawden built his collection over many years, acquiring books also during his several trips to Mongolia.
The collection is fairly comprehensive, providing a firm basis for the study of Mongolian language (there are more than 40 different Mongolian dictionaries), literature, history, religion and culture of Mongolia. The history of modern Mongolia is particularly well represented through a variety of materials, including also books and periodicals (scientific and popular) published in Mongolia which give insight into politics and life in Mongolia during the communist period.
General arrangement and access regulations
Books are arranged by subject and located by the shelfmark as indicated in the catalogue record.