Language of the Heart:
Challenges in a Modern Interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita
Professor Graham M. Schweig
Tuesday, March 26th, 6:30 pm. (Reception at 6 pm.)
Rm. 106, McCormick Hall, Princeton University
Bhagavad Gita Lecture
The Pakistan general elections will take place May, 2013. Websites providing news updates relating to the Pakistan elections are listed at my Elections in Pakistan libguide. Here is the Election Commission of Pakistan approved code of conduct. And here is the Manifesto 2013: Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians.
Three shipments arrived from the Library of Congress–New Delhi plan this week. The attached list NewAcquisitionsLCDelhi8March2013 includes newly arrived books in English, Hindi, Urdu, and Sanskrit. This batch includes some gorgeous portfolios of paintings that will be available in Marquand Library, including representations of Ganesha, a Monir art exhibition, and a Tanjore portfolio of Hindu gods in art. There is also a good selection of Hindi, Urdu, and Sanskrit literature. Other subjects in this shipment include Islamic law, social studies of science, human rights, geography, political science, Bollywood, tribal health, rural development, religion/folklore, diaspora studies, economics/finance, and other subjects. Additionally, a batch of new serials arrived this week. New approval books with a South Asia focus this week include the following list NewApprovals8March2013 of titles.
A new interdisciplinary subscription database of images, Image Quest, has been added to Princeton University Library electronic resources today. The collection includes more than two million images, all cleared for non-commercial educational use. Browse by subject, collection or keyword. For South Asia related images, keyword searching is probably the best approach on this site.
Recent Library of Congress–Islamabad office pdf files added to the LC collection include the following items:
- Afghanistan Parliamentary Election Observation Mission 2010: Final Report, Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan, June 2011
- All Bets are Off: Prospects for Breaching Agreements and Drug Control in Helmand and Nangarhar in the run up to Transition, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, January 2013
- Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan: UN Working Group’s Preliminary Report and Recommendations, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, May 2012
- Extra-Judicial Executions in Pakistan: Killing with Impunity, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, May 2012
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Tribal Areas of Pakistan: State of Journalism 2011, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, April 2012
- Life at Risk: Report of HRCP Working Group on Communities Vulnerable because of their Beliefs, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, April 2012
- State of Journalism in Balochistan Province 2011, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, April 2012
- State of Journalism in Punjab Province 2011, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, April 2012
- State of Journalism in Sindh Province 2011, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, April 2012
- The Resilient Oligopoly: A Political-Economy of Northern Afghanistan 2001 and Onwards, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, December 2012
A list of February 2013 acquisitions (most of these on the South Asia fund) is attached. March2013nonLC The list includes mostly monographs, but also a few standing orders, video recordings, and renewing serial subscriptions.
The FATA Research Center (a think tank devoted to Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan) has electronic pdf links to several reports that are out of stock in print format including:
And a recent addition to CRL (Center for Research Libraries) collections is Bihār kī khabren [microform] (from the University of Virginia archival collections). Bihār kī khabren was published in Urdu by the Indian state of Bihar’s Public Relations Department and describes contemporary events These newspapers have been microfilmed in color, so as to preserve some wonderful images such as the following:
Bihar ki Khabren
The attached spreadsheet NewBooksFeb25-2013 includes a few additional new books of relevance to South Asia.
Renewing Princeton electronic resources and serials include the following (among others!). Updates on several of these subscriptions will be provided in upcoming posts.
- Archives unbound (NEW content relevant to South Asia includes. Afghanistan and the U.S, 1945-1963 and Evangelism in India: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Mission, 1833-1910)
- Buddhism — Oxford Bibliographies Online
- Hinduism — Oxford Bibliographies Online
- History and sociology of South Asia, Sage
- India, Raj and Empire (digitized manuscripts from the National Library of Scotland, from the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 to the 1947 Independence of India and Pakistan)
- The Indian Papers of Colonel Clive and Brigadier General Carnac, 1752-1774 (The papers of two leading actors in the East India Company in mid-18th century Bengal from the National Library of Wales)
- Indiastat.com (Socio-economic statistical facts and figures for India at the national and state level. Click on IP Login before using)
- Journal of Bangladesh Studies (print format)
- Print media coverage of the Tsunami disaster of Sri Lanka (at microforms)
- Prowess (Access at Social Science Reference Center — Work Station 9. Daily stock price data and detailed fundamentals data for companies in India. Both private and public companies are included. Produced by Centre for the Monitoring of the Indian Economy (CMIE). Also contains data on Ownership and governance (board composition, meetings, major stakeholders, subsidiaries etc.) and mergers and acquisitions)
- South and Southeast Asian literature (Fiction and poetry written in English by authors from South and Southeast Asia and their Diasporas. Focusing on works composed during the late-colonial and postcolonial eras, the collection will also feature author interviews and manuscript materials)
- South Asia journal (Founded in 2011, South Asia Journal is a quarterly print magazine focused on issues relating to South Asia and her diaspora communities. Bearing no university or political affiliation, the journal’s goal is to provide discerning, critical perspectives on the South Asian continent and its evolving relationship to the broader world. Politics, economics, art, and literature all fall under the magazine’s purview)
- South Asian history and culture
- Times of India (1838-2003) (Proquest Historical Newspapers) More recent issues in Newsbank.
The Bhakti Movement and the Shadow of the Raj (lecture by Jack Hawley)
More information on tonight’s speaker is available at Jack Hawley’s website: http://johnstrattonhawley.org/