Digital South Asia Library

Maps from the Imperial Gazetteer of India
The Imperial Gazetteer of India responded to a need in the latter half of the nineteenth century for descriptive accounts of the expanding British territory. The Gazetteer is encyclopedic in nature, containing detailed geographical, historical, ethnic, linguistic, economic, and administrative information.
GIS data
IndiaPlaceFinder is a very important and reliable tool for locating geographic information on Indian toponyms. It is created and maintained by our collaborating partners at the University of Tokyo.
Samples of historical maps
DSAL is collaborating with several institutions to make important maps available via the Web.

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