Selected Primary Sources for the Study of Indian History at Norlin Library

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Early Modern India

The three voyages of Vasco da Gama, and his viceroyalty [microform]. From the Lendas da India of Gaspar Corea. Accompanied by original documents. Tr. from the Portuguese, with notes and an introduction, by the Hon. Henry E.J. Stanley

The Mughal Period

The Baburnama : memoirs of Babur, prince and emperor

Zikr-i Mir: the autobiography of the eighteenth century Mughal poet, Mir Muhammad Taqi ‘Mir', 1723-1810

The Colonial Period

The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian (Nirad C. Chaudhuri)

Face to face: an autobiography (Ved Mehta)

Growing up in British India: Indian autobiographers on childhood and education under the Raj

An Indian outcaste: the autobiography of an untouchable (Hazri)

Nationalism(s) and Independence

An Indian freedom fighter in Japan: memoirs of A.M. Nair

India's Struggle for Freedom: Select Documents and Sources

The Transfer of Power in India (12 vols of documents on British policy in the 1940s)

Prominent Nationalists


Church Missionary Society Records (includes material on Indian women and female education in India)

India calling: the memories of Cornelia Sorabji, India's first woman barrister

Women Writing in India


Select inscriptions bearing on Indian history and civilization


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