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South Asian Born-Digital NGO Reports Collection Project

South Asian Born-Digital NGO Reports Collection Project

An NYU project to identify, prioritize, archive, preserve and make discoverable and accessible to scholars curated elements of documentation from and about South Asia produced by government agencies, NGOs, think tanks, community organizations, research centers, underground groups, religious sects, political parties, women’s groups, social activists, human rights organizations, LGBTQ advocacy groups, and other content creators. These web pamphlets, online reports and documents, field notes, statistical documentation, think pieces, meeting proceedings, manifestos, party platforms, election campaign materials, activist materials, propaganda leaflets, posters and banners, etc. in the past would have been produced in print form, and could be selectively acquired by libraries to add to their research collections. But now, they are typically produced only on the web, where they are disseminated as ephemera. This kind of content is critical for historical and social science research, and to document the rise and evolution of social movements, but because the organizations themselves are often grassroots communities with little support, they devote their meager resources to their community work and creating the documentation, rather than archiving it or making it permanently accessible themselves. As a result, this is ephemeral content whose presence (and discoverability) on the web is often very unstable, unless collected and archived by the library community.

If not captured and preserved now, this material will disappear for current and future scholars. As an extension to the South Asian Studies collections at NYU Libraries, this born-digital documentation preservation project is presented as growing open-access resource for scholars everywhere.

For more information or to recommend contents for this collection, contact Aruna Magier, South Asia Librarian, NYU

Collection's Items: 21 to 40 of 224

Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)
2015Climate friendly lifestyle practices in IndiaWWF-India
Jul-2014Competing for victimhood status: Northern Muslims and the ironies of post-war reconciliation, justice and developmentHaniffa, Farzana
Jun-2018Composite water management index: a tool for water managementNITI Aayog, Government of India
1986Constitutional guarantees: the unequal sexSarkar, Lotika
28-Feb-2018Countering Jihadist militancy in BangladeshInternational Crisis Group
2008CRY Fellowship Report: Digambar NarzaryNarzary, Digambar
4-May-2011Curry and Conversation: Lesbians in IndiaLeach, Anna
1998Custom, landownership and women: a colonial legislation in North IndiaJassal, Smita Tewari
Nov-2010Damming northeast India: juggernaut of hydropower projects theatens social and environmental security of regionVagholikar, Neeraj; Das, Partha J.
Jul-1999Dams, displacement, policy and law in IndiaHemadri, Ravi; Mander, Harsh; Nagaraj, Vijay
2009Darkness under lamps: urban slums and food entitlements in IndiaMander, Harsh; Manikandan, V.
Sep-2017A decade of BRICS: Indian perspectives for the futureSaran, Samir
2012DEKHA UNDEKHA: a year of conversations about art and healthFernando, Benita
Aug-2011Delhi pollution control committee: annual report 2009-2010Delhi Pollution Control Committee
2006Democratic citizenship: from proportionality to a continuum approach to political participationRoy, Anupama
1995Development, patriarchy, and politics: Indian women in the political process, 1947-1992Kasturi, Leela
Jan-2018Discrimination and violence against lesbian and bisexual women and transgender persons in NepalBlue Diamond Society
2010Eating rough, hidden hunger on city streets: searching for solutionsMander, Harsh; Jacob, Smita
2008Educating women and non-Brahmins as 'loss of nationality': Bal Gangadhar Tilak and the nationalist agenda in MaharashtraRao, Parimala V
1988Education and rural women: towards an alternative perspectiveMazumdar, Vina