The Library has subscriptions to a number of leading Indian national and regional newspapers. These include:
The Times of India which is available on Factiva from 1986 onwards. Note that the current LSE subscription only allows five concurrent users. If this number is exceeded a search box will not appear and you will need to try again later. The Times of India website provides free access to an archive of most articles from 2001 onwards.
SOAS Library provides free access to an electronic version of the Times of India 1838-2003. Remote access not possible.
Hindu is also available via Factiva from 1989 onwards.
Over 40 other regional and national newspapers can be cross-searched using NEXIS. These include the Times of India from 2010 onwards and the Kashmir Times from 2009 onwards. To see the full range of titles log onto Nexis. Choose sources, browse by country, then select the news sub-section under India.
Also available is the Economic and Political Weekly. In print from 1976 onwards at H8 and online from 1966 onwards.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports
The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report has been the United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence for over 70 years, the South Asia section includes India. Coverage runs from 1974 to 1996.
Search for information on Asian newspapers held in other UK libraries using the UKIRA site which specialises in mapping a wide range of resources relating to Asia, the Middle East and North Africa held in university, special and public libraries in the UK. The more general COPAC union catalogue which includes books, newspapers and journals from major academic and research collections in the UK will also have some useful information.
A growing number of blogs and online news services also cover India. Here are some recommended examples:
India Real Time
This is from the Wall street Journal and contains the latest analysis, economics, business, finance and political news.
Produced at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, the newsletter includes articles covering business, economics, law and public policy.