South Asian Newspapers


Currently received newspapers from South Asia are held in the Lehman Social Sciences Library and are located on the 200 level of the library. Most paper copies of newspapers are kept for 1-2 years.  CLIO, the online catalog, does not list detailed holdings information for currently received newspapers.

Microform holdings of older issues are housed mostly in our remote storage facility, ReCAP, recorded as "Offsite" in the list below.  Check the online catalog for holdings information and to request delivery of microfilm to campus. Select titles are in Butler Library and Burke Library.

Paper copies of current newspapers are not usually available through interlibrary loan, although copies of specific articles may be obtained if you have the exact publication information (title, date, page number). You may visit many nearby libraries to use their newspapers.

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The list includes title, followed by the form in which it is available in square brackets, time period covered, call number, and location. It is not exhaustive but covers most of the major titles to which Columbia Libraries have access. In many cases the electronic access is via more than one source. Please check CLIO for more details on the titles.

Bangladesh

  • Ājakera samabāẏa [microform]. 1975-1978.
    Call Number: MICROFLM FN 5074
    Location: Butler Microforms, 401 Butler
    CLIO record
  • Bangladesh Observer [paper copies]. 
    Call Number: NEWSPAPERS
    Location: Lehman Library
    CLIO record
  • Gaṇabāṃlā [microform]. 1971-1972.
    Call Number: MICROFLM FN 5074
    Location: Butler Microforms, 401 Butler
    CLIO record
  • The independent [electronic resource].
    CLIO record and online links
  • Jaẏabāṃlā [microform]. 1972.
    Call Number: MICROFLM FN 5074
    Location: Butler Microforms, 401 Butler
    CLIO record
  • Morning news [microform]. 1963-1975. 
    Call Number: MICROFLM FN 274
    Location: see CLIO record
    CLIO record
  • Purbadeśa [microform]. 1973-1975.
    Call Number: MICROFLM FN 3211
    Location: Offsite
    CLIO record
  • Saṃbāda [microform]. 1973-1975.
    Call Number: MICROFLM FN 3210
    Location: Offsite
    CLIO record
  • Sāptāhika Naẏā Duniẏā. 1970-1971.
    Call Number: MICROFLM FN 5074
    Location: Butler Microforms, 401 Butler
    CLIO record

Bhutan

  • Kuensel Online 
    Past three months online.
  • Bhutan Times
    Its headline news page is generated automatically, using algorithms that search news feeds such as Google and Yahoo as well as scrape specific websites (local newspapers) in order to put together the most comprehensive collection of current stories that mention Bhutan, in addition to regional and international news.

India

Nepal

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

  • Ceylon daily news [microform]. 1941-1973.
    Call Number: MICROFLM F 7517
    Location: Offsite
    CLIO record
  • The Ceylon patriot. [Paper copies] 1870-1871.
    Call Number: see CLIO record
    Location: Burke [UTS] Periodicals (Non-Circulating)
    CLIO record
  • Daily news [electronic resource].
    CLIO record and online links (1981-)
    CLIO record and online links (1996-)
  • Daily News [microform] 1982:July-1992:Sept.
    Call Number: MICROFLM FN 2070
    Location: Lehman Library
    CLIO record
  • Daily observer [microform]. 1984-1992.
    Call Number: MICROFLM FN 2070a
    Location: Offsite
    CLIO record
  • Evening observer [microform]. July 1, 1982-Feb.3, 1984.
    Call Number: MICROFLM FN 2070a
    Location: Offsite
    CLIO record
  • Newspaper Index
    From National Library and Documentation Services Board Sri Lanka.  Covers 16 titles.
  • The observer [microform]. 1992-2002 (gaps).
    Call Number: MICROFLM FN 2070a
    Location: Offsite
    CLIO record
  • Sri Lanka news. [paper copies].
    Call Number: NEWSPAPERS
    Location: Lehman Library
    CLIO record
  • Sri Lanka news [microform]. 1982-1987.
    Call Number: MICROFLM FN 4657
    Location: Offsite
    CLIO record
  • The Sunday observer [microform]. 2002:Mar. 3rd-2004:July 25th. Call Number: MICROFLM FN 3872
    Location: Offsite
    CLIO record

Prepared by Gary Hausman, South Asian Studies Librarian.