Thursday, March 05, 2015

Times of India Historical Archive (1838 - 2001)

The University of Liverpool has trial access to The Times of India Historical Archive (1838 to 2001) until 4th April 2015.

Click here to access The Times of India (University login required off campus).

Take a look at this resource and let us know what you think.

The Times of India was founded in 1838 as an English daily newspaper to serve British residents of West India.  Its coverage spans key historical events such as the Sepoy Mutiny, which lead to British rule in India; the formation of the Indian National Congress; and the rise of Gandhi’s civil disobedience movement. It captures the 1947 partitioning of India and Pakistan, the war over the Kashmir region, and the creation of Bangladesh. It reports on the assassinations of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi; the Bhopal industrial disaster, which resulted in thousands of deaths; and the rise of Pakistan as a nuclear power. It also provides coverage of sports, the Indian film industry, and other stories of everyday life.

After trying Times of India please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

fantastic resource - as my grandparents were indian so has personal interest.
shame full page can't be viewed, rather it's all broken into smaller articles.

Anonymous said...

fantastic resource, though full pages can't be viewed rather it is in fragments.

Anonymous said...

This resource is so interesting. I'm very glad that Liv uni has accessed it for us.

Anonymous said...

A great resource. Helped with my disseration project on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. There is not much primary source material on post-colonial India at the university. This was a welcome addition as provided a great amount of material on my chosen topic. If possible though would be useful to have a greater range of Indian newspapers such as India Today and The Hindu. With these there would be a more diverse range of opinion on topics.

Richard Huzzey said...

This is a very important resource for historians of India and the British Empire, but it will have wider applications: For those studying slavery at BA/MA level or research higher degrees, the Times of India is a valuable source for discussion of forced labour in India, indentured migration from the 1830s onwards, and the suppression of the slave trade in the Indian Ocean. I strongly support purchase for SJL's permanent e-resource collections.

Joe Kelly said...

As a PGR researcher working on the links between British business and slavery in the 19th century the Times of India is a vital resource. It would be of great use to have this resource to hand as I move toward more primary research later this year.

Deana Heath said...

This is an incredible resource for scholars of India, South Asia, empire, and anyone working on aspects of Britain's connections with Asia. It's a veritable gold mine for my own teaching and research on South Asian history. I'm currently working on a project on torture in colonial India and the database contains literally hundreds of relevant articles. I consider this to be a very important resource for the library to acquire; it will enhance our collections on empire (like Empire On-line), slavery, and 19th-20th century history.

Anna Bocking Welch said...

This is a great resource and would be incredibly useful for essay and dissertation projects. Students often struggle to carry out research on topics outside of the UK, and this would allow our online resources to better reflect the wide range of colonial and international teaching we do in the History department. Students I teach on humanitarianism would find it particularly useful for studying humanitarian activity in India.

Anna Bocking Welch said...

This is an excellent resource. We teach a wide range of international topics in the History department but students writing dissertations and long essays often struggle to find primary sources to support their research. Times of India could be very useful for students taking BA courses on Empire and Humanitarianism, and Decolonization. I strongly support purchase for SJL so that our electronic resources can better reflect the international range of teaching within the department.

Chris Pearson said...

This is an excellent resource, which I would use in my teaching and research into animal and environmental history. For example, it contains masses of articles on forests, famines, and animals, such as dogs. Well worth subscribing to.