SAOA is developing carefully curated thematic research collections in various languages by digitizing key print and microfilm holdings supplied by our cooperative network of Member Institutions across South Asia and the U.S. The Content Curation Working Group encourages scholars and members of the public to use the online suggestion form to submit suggested resources for inclusion in SAOA. Please contact SAOA ( with any questions or clarifications on using the form, or on any other query related to suggested items.

SAOA prioritizes the following types of out-of-copyright material for digitization:

  1. Official Publications
    • Gazetteers and Census Reports

    • Statistical and Annual Reports

  2. Serials and Newspapers
  3. Literary and Monographic Sources
  4. Non-Governmental Publications

Featured: Unique Urdu and Hindi Collection

Prof. Robert Phillips, lecturer for the Program in South Asian Studies at Princeton University, teaches courses in Hindi-Urdu and South Asian Studies, and has used both South Asia Materials Project (SAMP) and CRL resources to support different research, writing, and teaching projects.

Accessing Āmukha in SAMP’s holdings offered an opportunity to incorporate the crucial - but often less-collected - genre of the little magazine into his research on Hindi modernism and a subsequent conference presentation.