The Library holds material on Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity in Asia. The collection is strongest on the religions of India, and most modest in its holdings on China and Japan.Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity in Asia.
History & development
Some volumes were collected pre-1970, but most material dates from 1970 onwards, when the Faculty began teaching courses in Hinduism and Buddhism. Islam was added in the mid-1990s.
Undergraduates studying courses in Asian religions, and those who teach these courses, are the main user focus.
Subjects and Material
Central Asia and the Caucasus, East Asia, Near & Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, South East Asia.
Afghanistan, Armenia, Burma, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Malta, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey.
Languages of material
Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Coptic, English, Georgian, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Ladino, Latvian, Lushai, Malagasy, Malayalam, Maltese, Panjabi, Persian, Russian, Santali, Syriac, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Yiddish.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts, History, Philosophy, Politics and government, Religion, Sociology, Women.