The Ames Library, in the sub-basement of Wilson Library, has information, collections, and services to support research and instruction for the countries of South Asia:  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. 

The Ames Library includes both a historical archive of rare books, periodicals, pamphlets and manuscripts dating back to the 1500s, and a constantly growing collection of new books and periodicals from and about South Asia.  Most of our material is in English, but we have substantial collections of literary works in South Asian languages, particularly in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

The image below is from one of our rare books.

Kandian lady