The RSAA’s library reflects the interests of the Society both geographically and chronologically. The main collection consists of over 5000 books covering Asia from Turkey to Japan. Most of these books relate to Asia since the beginning of the 20th Century and deal with history, geography, politics and travel.
The collection includes a small number of biographies and books on the religions of Asia. Those books relating to Central Asia are shelved separately, reflecting the origins of the Society as the Central Asian Society. Some of the books in this section date from the second half of the 19th century.
The Catalogue of books can be searched online by Members using the links below:
Contemporary South Asian Youth Cultures and Fashion Symposium 25 and 26 September 2014 more…
The Art and Archaeology of the Indian Sub-Continent A series of 27 lectures over three terms at the Bhavan Centre more…
Soqotra: Life in the Arabian Periphery Thanos has an excellent collection of photographs of Socotra having participated in two expeditions there
Churchill's First War: Young Winston & the Taliban A riveting and revelatory account of Winston Churchill's first campaign, in Afghanistan in the 1890's, offering shocking parallels into today's Afghan war