South Asian Ephemera Collection

The South Asian Ephemera Collection complements Princeton's already robust Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera. The goal of the collection is to provide a diverse selection of resources that span a variety of subjects and languages and support interdisciplinary scholarship in South Asian Studies.

At present, the collection is primarily composed of contemporary ephemera and items from the latter half of the twentieth century, though users will also find items originating from earlier dates. Common genres in the collection include booklets, pamphlets, leaflets, and flyers. These items were produced by a variety of individuals and organizations including political parties, non-governmental organizations, public policy think tanks, activists, and others and were meant to promote their views, positions, agendas, policies, events, and activities.

Every effort is being made to represent each country in the region. As the collection grows over time, PUL will provide increasingly balanced coverage of the area.

Aurat March 2020, Pakistan
Aurat March 2020, Pakistan

Subject Categories Represented:

Agrarian and rural issues

Arts and culture

Children and youth



Environment and ecology




Human and civil rights


Minorities, ethnic and racial groups

Politics and government


Science and Technology

Socioeconomic conditions and development



Urban issues