Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Collections Subject Guide
Robert Hardy Andrews (1908-1999). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, research material, and much more from the prolific author, journalist, and screenwriter, including manuscripts for his biography A Lamp for India: The Story of Madame Pandit (Prentice-Hall, 1967), as well as drafts of his many articles regarding Indian and Pakistani affairs. Also present are letters to and from significant Indian and Pakistani figures, including P. K. Banerjee, Ali Yavor Jung, M. Asghar Khan, Krishna P. S. Menon, B. K. Nehru, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Nayantara Sahgal, and Brigraj Singh.
Bhabani Bhattacharya (1906-1988). Manuscripts and other material from the noted Indian author and journalist, including a draft of his influential 1965 novelShadow from Ladakh.
Ruskin Bond (1934- ). A large collection of manuscripts, letters, memorabilia, and other material from the celebrated author and journalist, including his original manuscript of his semi-autobiographical novel The Room on the Roof.
Jean Bothwell (1892-1977). Manuscripts, notebooks, research material, photographs, correspondence, and other items from the prolific American who lived in and wrote about India. The collection includes several letters from Bothwell's years in India, including letters from her family (1922-1936) and from missionaries in India (1936-1959).
Amiya Chakravarty (1901-1986). Correspondence and other items from the noted poet and academic. Included are letters from Mohandas Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Satyajit Ray, and many other important figures.
Welthy H. Fisher (1879-1980) and Frederick Bohn Fisher (1882-1938) A large collection of manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, memorabilia, and much more from the celebrated American missionary, promoter of literacy, and cultural ambassador to India. Includes significant correspondence from Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore. In the Frederick Bohn Fisher and Welthy H. Fisher Collection.
Jon Godden (1906-1984). Manuscripts and other items from the noted Indian-born English author and sister of popular author Rumer Godden.
Rumer Godden (1907-1998). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, research material, and other material from the prolific English author who grew up in what is now Bangladesh.
Anne Guthrie (1890-1979). A draft of Guthrie's book Madame Ambassador, her biography of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.
Indian Manuscripts Collection. Nine texts from the Nadi Sastra, inscribed onto palm leaves by stylus, written in Tamil, approximately three hundred years old.
M.M. Kaye (1908-2004). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries and journals, artwork, photographs, and much more, from the popular English novelist and daughter of a British colonial officer, Sir Cecil Kaye; her papers provide a personal document of life during the British occupation.
Akbar Ali Khan (1899-1984). Letters from the Indian governor of Uttar Pradesh (1972-1974). In the Welthy and Frederick Bohn Fisher Collection.
Cecilie Leslie (1908-1988). Manuscripts and research from the English novelist, who set her fiction in India.
Lucas White King (1856-1925). Various items from the English diplomat and colonial administrator, including: diaries and notebooks, as well as the journals he kept on his extensive travels throughout England, Europe, and Asia; the numerous letters between Lucas White and Geraldine Harmsworth, including several letters describing his service as a British government administrator on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border; and letters, photos, and various documents regarding L. W. King's service in India, including several photograph albums (1886-1904). In the Cecil H. King Collection.
John Masters (1914-1983). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, and other material from the English officer of the British Indian Army, known for his historical novels set in India.
Aubrey Menen (1912-1989). Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, journals, photographs, and other material from the noted Irish-Indian author, critic, and essayist.
H.C.L. Merillat (1915-2010). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, notes, photographs, and much more from the recognized journalist, memoirist, and author, best-known for his accounts of Guadalcanal.
R.K. Narayan (1906-2001). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, and many other items from the legendary Indian author.
David G. Rubin (1924-2008). Manuscripts and other material from the American-born novelist, translator, and authority on the literature of India.
Nyantara Sahgal (1927-). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the groundbreaking novelist, memoirist, and political activist.
Winthrop Sargeant (1903-1986). Several drafts, notes, and letters regarding Sargeant's 1974 translation of the Bhagavad Gita, as well as Sargeant's diary of his trip to India in 1948-1949; along with his other papers regarding his career as a noted music critic.
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900-1990). Manuscripts and correspondence regarding the important Indian diplomat and politician, including Anne Guthrie's biography Madame Ambassador (in the Anne Guthrie Collection), Robert Hardy Andrews' biography A Lamp for India (in the Robert Hardy Andrews Collection), and forty years' worth of letters from Pandit to her daughter, Nayantara Sahgal (in the Nayantara Sahgal Collection).
Christine Weston (1904-1989). Indian-born, American fiction writer. Collection includes correspondence regarding Indigo, Weston’s acclaimed novel about life in India.