This resource guide has been designed for students in The Vernacular in South Asia: Language, Culture and Politics, a Fall 2020 course taught by Sravanthi Kollu, a College Fellow in the Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard University.

Please reach out to your librarian, Ramona Crawford, as questions arise. I'll be delighted to help!

drawing of a statue

Writing with stylus on wax tablet. Drawing of a stone sculpture from Khajuraho in north-central India.
10th-11th century A.D. as cited in F. Dales, George. "South Asia’s Earliest Writing,” Expedition Magazine
9.4 (1967): n. pag. Penn Museum, <http://www.penn.museum/sites/expedition/?p=1756>