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K-14 Educational Materials

South Asia Country Profiles

The Center for South Asian Studies' focus on the region of South Asia – including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives – seeks to bring k-12 teachers across the disciplines current and ongoing research in an effective and usable manner.

The links below, The World Fact Book and the BBC Country Profiles, provide excellent information about the South Asian region's countries. The links listed under each country will take you directly to that country's web page. We also urge you to contact the embassies directly for more resources and information. Another practical classroom resource is the Lonely Planet.


The World Fact Book
BBC News Country Profile


The World Fact Book
BBC News Country Profile


The World Fact Book
BBC News Country Profile  
Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Indian American Student Association (IASA) at the University of Michigan
New India Times

India Consulate General -Illinois
Mr. Surendra Kumar- Consul General
455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Suite 850
Chicago, IL 60611
ph: 312.595.0405
fax: 312.595.0416


The World Fact Book
BBC News Country Profile


The World Fact Book
BBC News Country Profile


The World Fact Book
BBC News Country Profile

Embassy Information

Ambassador: Mr Ashraf Jehangir Qazi
3517 International Court, NW
Washington DC, 20008
Phone: 202.243.6500
Email :

Sri Lanka

The World Fact Book
BBC News Country Profile

Ambassador: Bernard Goonetilleke
Chancery: 2148 Wyoming Avenue NW,
Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202.483.4025 ex. 28
Email : (for consular matters)


The World Fact Book: Noted as part of China. Little information given.
BBC News Country Profile

Embassy Information

Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America
Ambassador: Zhou Wenzhong
2300 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20008 
Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202.328.2500
Email :

Information on Web Resources

Opportunities for Educators in Michigan

Resources for Classroom use

South Asia Centers and Other Resources

World History Resources

Information on Afghanistan

Information on Nepal

Himalayan Art, University of Michigan

Sri Lanka: Photographic Archive of Professor Howard Wilson

American Institute of Indian Studies

  • American Institute of Indian Studies
    • The web site is intended to be a resource with information about curricula, internship opportunities in South Asia, language learning and fellowship opportunities, etc. It is also meant to be interactive so scholars are encouraged to add resources. Funding for the workshop and web site was provided by the generosity of the Carnegie Corporation of New York through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.
  • Web site for AIIS workshop on women in South Asian Muslim societies, in partnership with the University of Chicago South Asia Language and Area Center, the American Institute of Pakistan Studies and the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies, on women in South Asian Muslim.

Professional Organizations and Community Partnerships

With the hope of bringing our resources directly to teachers and students, the Center for South Asian Studies is proud to partner with several groups as we work towards internationalizing curriculum and classrooms across the state: