Int'l Directory of Scholars

David Magier magier at
Sun Nov 26 12:42:14 UTC 1995

(Because there are so many new members of the Indology list, I am
reposting this notice. Apologies if you've seen this before. David

Dear South Asia scholars,
I am writing to inform you about The International Directory of South
Asia Scholars, and to invite you to join hundreds of your colleagues
from around the world who have detailed listings in this free global
database of scholars. For your information, I append below a
description of the Directory, including a blank form you can use, if
you wish, to submit your own entry to be included in the Directory
(which you can send back to me by email - magier at Please
let me know if you have any questions or comments or suggestions about
the Directory, or about The South Asia Gopher, through which it is made
accesssible over the internet.  Thank you.
David Magier
magier at

                        SOUTH ASIA SCHOLARS

The International Directory of South Asia Scholars is a free, publicly
available online database of South Asianists from around the world. This
service is being provided by Columbia University through The South Asia
Gopher, and is compiled and maintained by Dr. David Magier. 

The database contains records of individuals who have identified
themselves as being involved in South Asian studies. Each record,
submitted by the person listed, contains the name, title, affiliation,
contact information (generally mail address, phones, FAX, and full email
address), and a short statement of the person's activities, teaching
and/or research interests, specializations, etc. in the area of South
Asian Studies. The entries are free-form text, and one may include any
information in any format that seems useful and informative. The database
is indexed so that anyone can do a search to locate the record for a
particular individual, or one can do a keyword search to find, for
example, a list of all the South Asianists located in a given country or
city, or all the scholars who are working on a given language or subject
or region, etc. For example, a keyword search using the terms "Prakrit"
or "Punjabi" will retrieve a listing of all the scholars whose entries 
contain these words. 

It is very easy to have your entry included in this database, so that 
your colleagues from around the world will know who you are and what you 
are working on and interested in. Experience shows that this type of tool 
is very helpful in developing new human networks and cooperative research 
and teaching ventures, getting answers to particular factual queries, and 
fostering the 'cross-fertilization' of ideas. We would like to invite you 
to submit an entry so that our database will be as comprehensive and 
useful as possible. 

To submit an entry for yourself (or for someone else), please fill out 
the form below and return it BY EMAIL to magier at
or by post to: 

Dr. David Magier
South Asia Librarian
304 International Affairs
Columbia University
420 West 118th Street
New York, N.Y. 10027
212-854-8046 / FAX: 212-854-3834

Your description of your work and research or teaching interests should
contain as much information as possible to allow people to identify you
and your work, and to 'find' you through typical keyword searches
(languages, countries or regions, fields and sub-disciplines, ethnic or
political groups, etc.).  Please feel free to contact Dr. Magier if you
have questions about the Directory or need advice on the best way to
construct your entry.

-------------ENTRY FORM-------CUT HERE------------------------------

Name _______________________________________________________________


Institutional Affiliation___________________________________________

Mailing Address_____________________________________________________


FAX ________________________________________________________________

full email address__________________________________________________

(include your research/teaching interests, and all relevant keywords such
as languages, countries, regions, disciplines and sub-disciplines, ethnic,
religious or political goupings, historical periods, etc. Keep in mind
that others will use 'keyword searches' to find your listing if they don't
know you by name). 









return this info by email to: magier at
or by post to: 	              David Magier, South Asia Librarian
                              304 International Affairs
                              Columbia University
                              420 West 118th Street
                              New York, N.Y. 10027  USA
FAX: 212-854-3834

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