My E-Library

Digital Libraries

  1. Archaeological Survey of India
  2. Bibiodiversity Library
  3. Digital Public Library of America
  4. Digital Library of India
  5. Digital South Asia Library
  6. eBooks: India - Digital Book Index
  7. eGangotri - A Repository of Indological and Sanskritic Material
  8. Gallica – The BnF digital library
  9. Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics
  10. Internet Archive
  11. Internet Library of Early Journals
  12. JISC Journal Archives
  13. Kerala State Central Library
  14. Library Genesis
  15. Osmania University Digital Library
  16. Pahar - Journals
  17. Panjab Digital Library
  18. Persian Literature in Translation
  19. Shodhganga - A Reservoir of Indian Theses
  20. ShodhGangotri - Repository of Indian Research in Progress details (Synopses/Research Proposals for PhD programme)
  21. South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg
  22. World Digital Library

Online Library Catalogues

  1. American Numismatic Society Library
  2. University of Oxford - Bodleian Libraries
  3. British Library
  4. University of Cambridge Libraries
  5. Library of Congress
  6. World Catalogue

Online Archival Search Portals


  1. The National Archives
  2. Adam Matthew Publications
  3. Empire online


  1. Archives Portal Europe


  1. Abhilekh-Patal - The National Archives of India
  2. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Papers - The National Archives of India
  3. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Papers - The National Archives of India
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru - Nehru Memorial Museum and Library


  1. Perso-Indica

Online Collections

  1. Constituent Assembly Debates (Proceedings) - 9th December1946 to 24th January 1950
  2. Online Collections of Digitized Islamic Manuscripts
  3. Islamic Seals

Online Resources - British East India Company

Families in British India Society (FIBIS) - an encyclopaedia about life in British India

FIBIwiki - FIBIwiki is provided free of charge by FIBIS for the benefit of the Indian history research community. The information provided here provides research guidance and background information on the British era in India.

  1. Fibis Virtual's library
  2. Journal of the Families in British India Society
  3. Indian Civil Service
  4. Newspapers and Journals Online
  • Alexander's East India and Colonial
  • Allen's Indian Mail
  • Asiatic Annual Register
  • Asiatic Journal
  • Asiatic Review
  • Bengal Catholic Herald
  • Bengal, Past and Present, Journal of the Calcutta Historical Society
  • Bombay Quarterly Review
  • Calcutta Annual Register
  • Calcutta Christian Observer
  • Calcutta Gazette
  • Calcutta Magazine and Monthly Register
  • Calcutta Monthly Journal
  • Calcutta Review
  • Colonial and Asiatic Review
  • Colonial Magazine and Commercial Maritime Journal
  • Gazette of India
  • Hicky's Bengal Gazette or The Original Calcutta General Advertiser
  • Indian News and Chronicle of Eastern Affairs
  • Madras Courier
  • Oriental Magazine, and Calcutta Review
  • Oriental Herald and Colonial Review
  • Parbury's Oriental Herald and Colonial Intelligencer
  • Pioneer Mail and Indian Weekly News
  • Quarterly Oriental Magazine, Review and Register

Other Resources:

  1. British East India Company: Salaries Paid to 'Clerks', 1760-1820 (EIC)
  2. East India Company at Home: Useful Websites
  3. Personal Records and the Index at the British (c.1794 - c.1841)

Personal Records and the Index are under reference O/6/1-20 at the O.I.O.Collection at the British Library in London and cover the period c.1794 - c.1841. The series consists of memoranda prepared at East India House, and cover a range of miscellaneous subjects including the services and character of individuals, memorials, complaints, claims, petitions, suggestions on administrative changes and expeditions. Alongside each entry there are the relevant Volume numbers. There are a number of ship's names included.

British Provinces

Online Books

  2. Cole, Henry Hardy, The Architecture of Ancient Delhi: Especially the buildings around the Kutb Minar, Published by The Arundel Society, London: 1872)
  3. Atkinson, Edwin T, Statistical, Descriptive and Historical Account of the Northwestern Provinces of India, (Allahabad, 1874-1886).

4. Atkinson, Edwin T. Statistical descriptive and historical account of the Eta district. 1876 Read online

5. Phillimore, Col. R.H..Historical Records of the Survey of India, 5 vols., 1945-1968

6. Aitchison, Charles Umpherston (C.U.) A Collection Of Treaties, Engagements And Sanads Relating To India And Neighbouring Countries, 11 vols., 1892; revised edn. 1909 (Revised and continued up to the 1st June 1906); rep. 1929.

Directories online

A useful resource for Army Lists, Bengal Almanac, Bengal Directory, East-India Register & Directory, India List and India Office List, Thacker's Indian Directory, The Times of India Directory, Street's Indian and Colonial Mercantile Directory, Who's Who In India, Burma and Ceylon etc.

Online Journals

  1. Journal of the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society - The complete collection of all the issues
    1. Old series 1841 to 1924
    2. New series 1925 - 2013


  1. Bhagat Singh's Last Letter addressed to his brother. Lahore Jail, 3 March 1931.


Aziz Partab Singh !
Aaj tumhari aankhon mein aansu dekh kar bohat ranj hua, aaj tumhari baat mein bohat dard tha, tumharay aansu mujhse bardasht nahi hote, himmat se taleem hasil karte jana aur sehat ka khayal rakhna, hosla rakhna, Or kya kahoon.

Esy Fikar hai her Dam,
Naya Tarz-e-Jafa Kya Hai,
Hamain Ye Shauq Hai daikhain,
Sitam ke Inteha kya Hai,

koi dam ka Mehmaan hoon ae Ehl-e-mehfil,
Chirag-e-Sehar hoon bhuja chahta hoon,

Ye Musht-e-Khak hai Fani, Rahy Rahy Na Rahy.

Acha Rukhsat !

Khush raho Ehl-e-watan hum safar karty hain, Hoslay se rehna,

Tumhara Bhai
Bhagat Singh

[Courtesy: Posted on 29 February 2016]

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