Criteria for including authors and publications are:

  • (retired) members of Dutch universities and related organizations and institutions;
  • scholars who were or are appointed at a Dutch university for only a part of their career (Dutch scholars who went abroad, or non-Dutch scholars who got appointed at a Dutch university): the publications of their Dutch period and publications written after their leave which have any connection with their Dutch period (f.e. a contribution to a feliciation volume of a former colleague) are inlcuded;
  • Dutch people who graduaded from a Dutch university and in another context (for instance privately) have published in the field of South Asian etc. studies
  • Dutch people who have their PhD degree in the field of South Asian etc. studies, but continued their career in another field.

Types of publications

  • Included are: monographs, journal articles, contributions to felicitation/commemoration volumes and congress proceedings, reviews, obituaries, PhD theses (irrespective of their contents);
  • Excluded are: MA theses and archive materials.

Geographical region

  • South Asia (India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan)
  • Tibet
  • Classical Southeast Asia, reflecting the spread of South Asian cultural elements (ca. 500 – 1500 A.D.)


  • the social sciences
  • history
  • archaeology, art history, and the performing arts
  • religion
  • philosophy
  • languages and literature