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A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735/ India (Rajasthan, Kishangarh) / Ink, opaque and transparent watercolor, and gold on paper/ collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Welcome! In this guide you'll find a selection of resources related to South Asian Art and Culture.  Please refer to the main guide Art & Architecture for additional resources.

Timelines, Dictionaries, and Directories

Iconography, Mythology & Religious Texts

Guides to Iconography and Mythology

Primary Religious Texts

Other translations and versions than those listed below are also available at UNC. They can be found by searching the online catalog or by browsing the shelves.

Background Information: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Timelines


Article Databases: South Asia

Art & Architecture Article Databases

Interlibrary Loan

TIP Can't find a book or article you need at a UNC library? Try Interlibrary Loan

Images & Maps

Open Access Image Collections

Images in ARTstor with the IAP tag can be used for publishing and educational use, without the need to request additional permissions from contributing museums. More info about the IAP program can be found here:

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