This site gives a bibliography of printed materials for the study of religion in South Asia. The site is divided into nine different sections: eight giving resources available for Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism and one final section which features works in which two or more of these religions are compared. The list is not at all comprehensive, but determinedly selective. Entries have, on the whole, been quite stringently assessed before inclusion using book reviews, other bibliographies and the 'World bibliographical' series. The bibliography is further restricted based on the holdings of the various libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is, however, a worthwhile list and useful for anyone studying the religions of South Asia.
This web page lists the two AHRC-funded research projects in modern Jewish studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). The first, ‘Representation of the Jews/Zionism in Pakistan/Indian Discourse’ is undescribed although it received funding in 2004. The second, described in more detail, concerns ‘The Impact of Mediated Genetics Research on the Religious Identity of the Lemba’. This project results from research which has used DNA ‘markers’ trace the lineage - and claim to ‘Jewishness’ of ethinic groups around the world. The aim of this project is to assess the social impact this has had on two distinctive diaspora communities: the Lemba of Southern Africa and the Bene Israel of India.