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Sarah Calhoun

Librarian for South Asian Studies

International Collections & Research Support: South Asia Collection

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  • South Asian Studies

Hello! As the Librarian for South Asian Studies, I am in charge of growing Yale's collection of books, journals, movies, and music from South Asia (including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).

Please feel free to call, email, or stop by with a question at any time! I am usually in my office (SML 210) between 9:00 - 5:00 pm, M-F.

In addition to my Masters degree in Library Science, I also hold an MA from UW-Madison in Languages and Cultures of Asia. While there, I specialized in Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Thailand (my BA is in Religious Studies).

I have studied many languages, including: Hindi, Sanskrit, Pali, Sinhala (from Sri Lanka), Thai, French, and Russian. I also have studied linguistics and quite enjoy learning new scripts (for transliteration purposes). So far, I've picked up Tamil and Panjabi.

In my spare time I enjoy Blues dancing.

Links:Yale South Asia Studies Council


Learning to see the Satsana as a religion: Latthi Kho'ng Phu'an (Beliefs of Friends) by Sathiankoset and Nakhaprathip. University of Wisconsin--Madison, 2006: 180.
Available http://books.google.com/books/about/Learning_to_see_the_Satsana_as_a_religio.html?id=7QtMAAAAMAAJ.

Skills and Services:
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, GIMP, Language Identification, Language: French (basic), Language: Hindi, Language: Pali, Language: Sanskrit, Language: Sinhala, Language: Thai (fluent), Microsoft Access, Microsoft Office, Transliteration , Wordpress, XML / XSLT, Zotero