South & Southeast Asian Studies

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The Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar bust is located in Lehman Social Sciences Library, on the 3rd floor of 420 West 118th Street (the School of International and Public Affairs building), New York, NY 10027. The bronze bust, sculpted by Vinay Brahmesh Wagh of Bombay, was presented by The Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organizations UK to the Southern Asian Institute of Columbia University on October 24, 1995. Visitors are welcome any time that Lehman Library is open. Non-Columbia affiliates interested in visiting the Dr. Ambedkar bust are encouraged to contact the South Asian Studies Librarian in advance to arrange access to Lehman Library.
We are unable to welcome unauthorized visitors to International Affairs Building and Lehman Library at this time.
The University announced in June that visitors will be welcomed back on campus this fall. However due to the evolving health situation in the NYC area the exact details of this visitor policy have not been decided. The Libraries are working with the University on a visitor policy with a goal of maintaining the safety of the Columbia community. Details will be forthcoming; check the Library Status Updates page for the latest information:

Recommended E-Resources

South & Southeast Asian Studies Research Guides

For more detailed research links on topics of South and Southeast Asian Studies, see the following guides:

Bangladesh country guide

Bhutan country guide

Dissertations & Theses (South & Southeast Asia including Australia, New Zealand)

India country guide

Indian Music guide

Indian Rebellion of 1857 guide

Journalism in South Asia guide

The Maldives country guide

Nepal country guide

Pakistan country guide

South Asian Epics guide

Southeast Asia guide (see individual tabs for specific countries)

Sri Lanka country guide

South & Southeast Asian Studies at Columbia