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Welcome to South and Southeast Asian Literature

South and Southeast Asian Literature is a searchable collection of fiction and poetry written in English by authors from South and Southeast Asia and their Diasporas. Focusing on works composed during the late-colonial and postcolonial eras, the collection will also feature author interviews and manuscript materials that will shed additional light on the rich literary heritage and emerging traditions of this region. New content is uploaded on a biweekly basis, giving users immediate access to a steadily growing treasury of classic, rare, and contemporary literature. The database currently has over 99,890 pages.
Rajmohan's Wife

Rajmohan's Wife, by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
This was the first book of fiction to appear in print by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, the Bengali novelist and poet who also wrote Vande Mataram, the national song of India.

Backdam People

Backdam People, by Rooplall Monar.
Born in a sugar estate, in East Coast Demerara, Monar gives an unrivalled picture of the lives of Indo-Guyanese workers on the sugar estates in the period between the 1930s and the early 1950s.

The Loss of India

The Loss of India, by Zulfikar Ghose
Zulfikar Ghose, poet and novelist, born in Pakistan, migrated to England after the partition of British India into Pakistan and the present India. The Loss of India, A Memory of Asia, and many other volumes are featured here.