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 Languages and Scripts of India (Y. Malaiya)
Plenty of links to sites on Indian languages and script, paleography, MS images, calligraphy, texts and more.

 Eden’s Page: Scripts of Asia
Charts of devanagari, gujarati, gurumukhi, bengali, oriya, telugu, kannada, tamil, malayalam, sinhala, tibetan, urdu and others.

 Sanskrit Web (Ulrich Stiehl)
High quality devanagari and transliteration fonts (plus Sanskrit texts of accented Ṛg and Sāma Veda, and other miscellaneous documents).

 Indoskript (Harry Falk - Walter Slaje)
Downloadable database on the palaeography of South-Asian scripts.

 Indo-European Etymological Dictionary (IEED) (Alexander Lubotsky - Robert Beekes)
Searchable etymological databases of various IE branches, including Pokorny's indogermanisches etymologisches Woerterbuch, Bloomfield’s Vedic concordance and Lubotsky’s Ṛgvedic word concordance.

 Digital Dictionaries of South Asia (Chicago University)
Including (among others) dictionaries of Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Pali, Panjabi, Persian, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sinhala,Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, as well as the Comparative Dictionaries of Indo-Aryan and Dravidian Languages.

 Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon (Koeln Universität)
On-line searchable Sanskrit-English / English-Sanskrit (based on Monier William’s Sanskrit-English Dictionary).

 Capeller’s Digital Sanskrit Lexicon (Koeln Universität)
On-line searchable Sanskrit-English / English-Sanskrit (based on Capeller’s Sanskrit-English Dictionary).

 Downloadable Sanskrit-French Dictionary (Gérard Huet)
In PDF format.

 Spoken Sanskrit Dictionary
An online interactive spoken Sanskrit-English-Sanskrit dictionary (with links to other dicti0onaries) .

 Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary (Chicago University)
Searchable online dictionary, a part of the “Digital Dictionaries of South Asia” project.

  Critical Pali Dictionary
Searchable online dictionary (still under development).

Online Tibetan-English Dictionary (Nitartha International)
The Rang Jung Yeshe Dictionary.

International Buddhist College On-line Dictionaries for Buddhist Studies
A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (Monier-Williams), Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary (Franklin Edgerton), Pali-English Dictionary (T. W. Rhys. Davids) and Tibetan English Sanskrit Dictionary in scanned DJVU format.


Home Languages & Scripts Searchable E-Texts

 Asian Educational Media Service (University of Illinois)
A searchable database of media materials for teaching about the cultures and peoples of Asia, with descriptions, reviews and information on how to obtain them.

 Sanskrit Deklinationstrainer (Michael Bunk)
A javascript program to check your paradigms.

 Indic Texts - Audio Recordings (Tim Lubin)
Audio recordings of recitation of kāvya metres and vedic recitation.

  3/10/2013  The Language Gulper (Alejandro Gutman and Beatriz Avanzati )
An overview of Sanskrit with sections on phonology, morphology, syntax, script and literary development. Also of Pāli, Prakrits and Modern Indo-Aryan languages (in the relevant pages).

 Lokabhasha Pracara Samitih
The site of the Lokabhāṣā Pracāra Samitiḥ, “dedicated to the cause of promoting Sanskrit among the mass with a view to arouse a sense of Humanity, Morality and also strengthening national integration”; including news on the “spoken Sanskrit classes and camps” and other activities of the association, and a subscription form to the Sanskrit magazine “Saṁsk.rta Mandākinī”.

 Web Assisted Learning and Teaching of Tamil (University of Pennsylvania)
Online lessons and resources for learners of Tamil at beginning, intermediate and advanced level.


Top Didactics Non-searchable E-texts

Vedic / Sanskrit

INDOLOGY Files (Dominik Wujastyk)
Indology’s own e-text archive
Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṁhitā (Vāgbhaṭa), Aṣṭādhyāyī, Aṣṭāvakragītā, Āpastambadharmasūtra, Kātyāyanasmṛti, Kāmasūtra, Kauṭilyārthaśāstra, Kauśikasūtra, Gautamadharmasūtra, Gheraṇḍasaṁhitā, Tantrākhyāyikā, Daśakumāracarita, Dhammapāda, Nyāyabhāṣya, Nyāyavārttika, Nāradasmṛti, Paramārthasāra, Parāśarasmṛti, Prajñāpāramitāhṛdayasūtra, Buddhacarita, Bṛhatsaṁhitā (Varāhamihira), Bṛhaspatismṛti, Baudhāyanadharmasūtra, Bhagavadgītā, Manusmṛti, Mahābhārata - Nārāyaṇīya, Mahābhārata - Sabhāparvan (Van Nooten), Māṇḍukyopaniṣad, Yājñavalkyasmṛti, Yogasūtra, Rājamartaṇḍa, Rasaratnasamuccaya (Vāgbhaṭa), Ṛgveda, Vāsiṣṭhadharmaśāstra, Vivekacūḍāmaṇi, Viṣṇusmṛti, Vaikhānasadharmasūtra, Sāṃkhyakārikā, Saundaryalaharī.
SARIT (Search and Retrieval of Indic Texts)

 Göttingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages (GRETIL)
A cumulative register of download sites for electronic texts in Indian languages. Registers only freely available, searchable e-texts (to the exclusion of PDF files displaying text in Indian scripts, special formats for proprietary software, as well as e-texts distributed for commercial profit).

 Kyoto Archives
Mahābhārata, Rāmāyaṇa, Dharmaśāstra, Jyotiṣa, Pañcāṅga

 Tokunaga’s Sanskrit Texts
Ṛg Veda Khila, Kauṣitakibrāhmaṇa, 15 Principal Upaniṣad, Āśvalāyana Gṛhya- and Śrautasūtra, Śāṅkāyanagṛhyasūtra, Nirukta, Mahābhārata, Rāmāyaṇa, Sāṃkhyakārikā with Gauḍapādabhāṣya, Yogasūtra with Yogabhāṣya, Vaiśeṣikasūtra with Candrānandavṛtti, Padārthadharmasaṃgraha, Kāmasūtra, Abhijñānaśakuntala, Sūryasiddhānta, Ṛgvidhāna, Udānavarga.

J. D. Smith’s Files
Mahābhārata
Mahābhārata e-text based on John Smith’s revision of Prof. Muneo Tokunaga’s version of the text, further checked by a team of assistants based in the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI) in Pune, and made available with BORI's agreement.
Rāmāyaṇa
Includes revised versions of the Tokunaga Rāmāyaṇa e-texts, fonts and text processing utilities.

 Vedavid (John Gardner)
Ṛgveda and Śatapathabrāhmaṇa. Includes the author’s dissertation on «The Developing Terminology for the Self in Vedic India».

 Ṛg Veda (metrically restored) (LRC - University of Texas)
Online text of the Ṛgveda metrically restored according to Holland and van Nooten’s procedure..

 Gandharvanagaram (Università di Roma)
Kṣemarāja’s Pratyabhijñāhṛdaya, Abhinavagupta’s Paramārthasāra, Paryantapañcaśikā, Bodhapañcadaśikā, Bhairavastava, Anuttarāṣṭikā, Kramastotra; Vijñānabhairava, Parātriṁśikā, Spandakārikā.

 Muktabodha Digital Library (William K. Mahoney - Mukhesh Gupta)
Consolidated catalogue and access point of (mostly) searchable e-texts of Tantric and Agamic literature.

 Zürich Textarchiv(Peter Schreiner)
Harivaṃśa, Brahmapurāṇa, Bṛhatkatāślokasaṃgraha, Gauḍapādakārikā.

 Sanskrit Texts on CD Rom (Vedic Engineering)
Ṛg Veda, Yajur Veda Mantra Saṁhitā, Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya, Bhāvaprakāśa, Galitaprakāśa, Darśana (Nyāya,Vaiśeṣika, Sāṃkhya, Yoga, Karmamīmāṁsā, Vedānta), Mādhavanidāna, Rāmāyaṇa, Mahābhārata, Nārada Purāṇa, Padma Purāṇa, Śārṅgadhara Saṁhitā, Suśruta Saṁhitā, Upaniṣad (Īśa, Kena, Kaṭha, Praśna, Muṇḍaka, Māṇḍukya, Taittirīya, Aitareya, Chāndogya, Bṛhadāraṇyaka, Śvetāśvatara)

 TITUS (Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialen) (Frankfurt University/Prague University)
Materials and projects of IE comparative linguistics.
TITUS: Textus
Access to some e-texts is restricted to contributors to the project. Publicly available e-texts include: Śatapathabrāhmaṇa, Taittirīya, Muṇḍaka and Māṇḍukya Upaniṣads, Vāsiṣṭthadharmasūtra, Kālidāsa’s Ṛtusaṁhāra.

Pali / Prakrit

  3/10/2013  Pali Canon Online Database (LaTrobe - Australia)
Searchable database version of the Pali Canon based on the digitised text prepared by the Sri Lanka Tripitaka Project.

 Pali Publication Project (Vipassana Research Institute - Maharashtra)
Online Pali Tipiṭaka Canon in Roman script.

 Middle Indo-Aryan Texts (Ousaka - Yamazaki)
Jain texts.

Miscellaneous

 Electronic Buddhist Text Initiative (EBTI)
«A loose association of institutions and individuals involved in the input and processing of Buddhist texts in the electronic medium».

 Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
«An international project to develop guidelines for the preparation and interchange of electronic texts for scholarly research, and to satisfy a broad range of uses by the language industries more generally».


Top Searchable E-texts E-Journals

Originals

 Sanskrit Documents (Jaguar)
Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, and other Indic texts in transliteration and devanāgarī(PS files).

 Indologica  (Peter Wyzlic - Daniel Stender)
Digitalisierte Werke auf dem Feld der Indologie und verwandter Gebiete, die im Netz frei verfügbar sind (in DjVU, PDF, HTML, TXT und Grafik-Formaten).

Digital Library of ndia
An encyclopaedic collection of TIFF scans of thousands of books in several languages viewable online and searchable by author, title, subject, language etc.

 Gaudiya Grantha Mandira (Jan Brzezinski - Neal Delmonico)
A repository of texts in PS, PDF and DOC format (Balaram encoding) including (but not limited to) works in Sanskrit and Bengali of the Caitanya tradition.

 The Stackpole Sanskrit Corner (John Richards)
Aṣṭāvakragītā, Vivekacūḍāmaṇi, Dhammapāda (CSX encoding and translation).

 Vaiseshikasutra (Nozawa Masanobu)
CS encoded text of the Vaiśeṣikasūtra.

 Mahabharata (Hindu Students Council)
Mahābhārata In ITRANS and PS devanagari formats.

 Ramayana (Hindu Students Council)
Rāmāyaṇa In ITRANS and PS devanagari formats.

 Project Madurai (K. Kalyanasundaram - P. Kumar Mallikarjunan)
“An open and voluntary initiative to collect and publish free electronic editions of ancient tamil literary classics”. Mostly in Tamil script (TSCII encoding).

 Stotralahari (Chennubhatla Venkata Ramana Murthy)
A wealth of Sanskrit stotras in Telugu script.

Translations

 Sacred-Texts: Hinduism
Translations of the Ṛg Veda and Sāma Veda (Griffith), Yajur Veda (Keith, Griffith), Atharva Veda (Bloomfield, Griffith), Upaniṣads (Müller), Śatapaṭha Brāhmaṇa (Eggeling), Mānava Dharmaśāstra (Bühler), Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa (Ganguli, Griffith, Dutt), Bhagavad Gītā (Arnold), Viṣṇu Purāṇa (Wilson), Garuḍa Purāṇa (Wood/Subrahmanyam) and much more. Texts can be freely accessed in HTML and purchased on CD.

 Intra Text: Bibliotheca Hindu (Nicola Mastidoro)
Classical translations of the Ṛg Veda and Sama Veda (Griffith), Yajur Veda (Keith), Atharva Veda (Bloomfield), the Upaniṣads (Müller), Mānava Dharmaśāstra (Bühler), Bhāgavad Gītā (Arnold), Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa (Dutt), Yoga Sūtra and more. A part of the Intra-Text Public Library providing online hypertextualized text with word lists and concordancies.

 Les 108 Upanishads (M. Buttex)
Les 108 Upaniṣads traduites de l’anglais en français, accompagnées d’un glossaire sanskrit-français, en format HTML et PDF. (Traduction en cours — les oeuvres pas encore traduites sont présentes en anglais).

 The Nilamata Purana (Ved Kumar)
Nīlamatapurāṇa in English translation.

The Katha Upanisad
An annotated English translation of the Kaṭha Upaniṣad.

 The Upanisads
The principal Upaniṣads translated into English by Aurobindo.

 Yogasutras of Patanjali in International Languages
Links to tens of sites with translations of Patañjali’s Yogasūtras in different languages.

 Ananta Yoga Learning Centre
The reading room features the Bhāgavad Gītā, Aṣṭāvakra Gītā, Avadhūta Gītā, Jñaneśvarī, Pratyabhijñānahṛdaya, Spandakārikā, Vijñānabhairava, Tripurarahasya, Śivasūtra, Upaniṣads (Īśa, Kena, Kaṭha, Muṇḍaka, Tejobindu, Paramahaṁsa, Amṛtabindu, Ātma) and more.

Miscellaneous

 The Bhagavad Gita
A wonderful site featuring the full text of the Gītā in original script, transliteration and English translation, as well as Real Audio recordings in the original Sanskrit and 15 languages — plus sections on avatāras, Kurukṣetra and the Brāhma Mādhva Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava sampradāya, or the disciple succession of the Caitanya school.

 Sanskrit Texts and Stotras (Dale Steinhauser)
The Bhagavad Gītā, several Sahasranāma and more miscellaneous Stotras (in devanāgari and transliteration, sometimes with English translation) in PDF format.

 The Ambrosial Ocean of Devotion  (Vraja Kishor Das)
Text, English translation and commentary of Rūpa Gosvāmin’s Bhaktirasāmṛtasindhu.

 Asian Classics Input Project (Princeton University)
Databases of Sanskrit classics in Tibetan translations.

 Tamil Electronic Library
Includes a library of downloadable Tamil texts, software, etc., and links to many other important sites.


Top Non-searchable E-Texts Blogs

 Indica et Buddhica - Tabulae (Richard Mahoney)
Tables of contents of Indological and Buddhological periodicals, linking to digital versions of articles and full bibliographic details.

 Rivista di Studi Sudasiatici (RiSS)
Una nuova rivista dedicata allo studio di tutti gli aspetti delle civiltà dell'Asia meridionale (indiana, tibetana, singalese ecc.) secondo svariate prospettive (filologica, antropologica, storica, glottologica, linguistica, sociologica, archeologica), incluso lo studio degli scambi culturali tra Asia meridionale e aree contigue..

 Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies
A Harvard-based e-journal for Vedic scholars.

 International Journal of Tantric Studies
Primarily established to publish on scholarly topics related to Sanskrit Tantras, Āgamas and Saṁhitās.

 Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft (ZDMG)
Die weltbekannte Zeitschrift, seit 1847 fast ununterbrochen erschienen. Inkl. der digitalisierten Ausgabe von Band 1 bis zum letzer Zeit.

 Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (JIABS)
A double-blind peer-reviewed journal accepting contributions in all areas of Buddhist studies.

 Journal of Buddhist Ethics
Established to promote the study of Buddhist ethics through the publication of research articles, discussions and critical notes, bulletins, and reviews.

 Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies
A venue for the publication of research and reflection on contemporary issues in Buddhism, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on the Shin tradition.

 International Journal of Jain Studies (IJJS)
Open access online publication established by the Centre of Jaina Studies at SOAS with the objective to “publish research papers, monographs, and reviews in the field of Jain Studies in a form that makes them quickly and easily accessible to the international academic community, and to the general public”.

   Journal of South Asian Linguistics (JSAL)
An open access journal devoted to the study of South Asian Languages, broadly covering the languages of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet and that of the South Asian diasporas.

   The Orissa Historical Research Journal
Online edition in PDF format of the latest volumes of the journal published by the State Museum in Bubaneshwar.

   e-Journal of Indian Medicine (eJIM)
A multidisciplinary periodical publishing studies on traditional South Asian medical systems by qualified scholars in philology, medicine, pharmacology, botany, anthropology and sociology.

 Asian Ethnology
A peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the promotion of scholarly research on the peoples and cultures of Asia. It began in China as Folklore Studies in 1942 and is now published semi-annually at Nanzan University in Japan.

 Journal of South Asian Women Studies
Meant to disseminate works which address theoretical and practical issues that are of interest to both scholars of South Asia and to women in and from South Asia.

 SAGAR: South Asia Graduate Research Journal
A biannual journal sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

 Transoxiana
Publicación Electrónica Refereada sobre Estudios Orientales (Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires). Así llamada por el nombre de la región donde transitaba la Ruta de la Seda, el mayor camino de encuentro entre Oriente y Occidente: pues finalmente, “en un mundo redondo todos somos transoxianos”.

 Asian Arts
The on-line journal for the study and exhibition of the arts of Asia.


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 Granthinām (Daniel Stender)
A blog on Open source, Digital humanities and Sanskrit philology.

 Sanskrite cogitare, sanskrite loqui (Elisa Freschi)
“Some random thoughts on Indian (especially Mīmāṁsā) Philosophy”.

 Jālasthāna (Manuel Batsching)
"A pond of free and OpenSource software for Asian studies".

 Indologica (Peter Wyzlic)
Ein Weblog für neue indologische oder - weitergefaßt - indienkundliche Publikationen.

 Rare Sanskrit Books
Rare Sanskrit books made available on the Scribd social publishing site.

 Cikitsā (Dominik Wujastyk)
(Nominally) a blog on Indian medicine.


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