Indian Nationalism

Fall 2013

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-474  |  History, as HIST-474; Dwaipayan Sen (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Dunstan C. McNutt.

  • Overview
  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • Web Resources


Using the Library of Congress Subject Headings while you're looking at records in the catalog is a great way to find more books on the same topic. It also means that you can search for books outside the Five Colleges with those same terms, via World Cat.

LC Subject Headings that might be relevant are:

India  History  Autonomy and Independence Movements
India  History  British Occupation
India  History  Partition
India  Politics and Government  
Islam  India  History
Nationalism  Religious Aspects  Hinduism
Nationalism  Religious Aspects  Islam  

Sub-headings might include: 

19th Century 
20th Century
Personal narratives 
Sources [use this for collections of primary sources]   

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Discover: Start here for books, articles & more
Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).

Index Islamicus (1906 to present)
Covers literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world, including Muslim areas of Asia and Africa.


Gale Virtual Reference Library
70 reference e-books, including multivolume works like the Encyclopedia of Religion, American Decades, and more.

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Scholarly surveys of all aspects of social sciences.

Print-format Reference Works

Encyclopedia of India. Detroit, MI: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006. Call #: DS405 .E556 2006

Encyclopedia of Nationalism. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 2001. Call #: JC311 .E52 2001



Primary Sources

Times of India (1838-2003)
Part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers, this is a searchable archive of the Times of India, combining The Bombay Times and Journal of CommerceThe Bombay Times and Standard, and The Times of India

British Periodicals 

Searchable full text of hundreds of British periodicals from the late 17th century to the early 20th, with high-resolution facsimile page images.

University of Cambridge: Centre of South Asian Studies Oral History Collection

1947 Partition Archive

South Asian American Digital Archive


Collected Works of Gandhi Online

For more on primary sources, including tips on finding materials in the 5 Colleges Catalog and WorldCat, see our Primary Sources Research Guide.