SandHI Library


SandHI Resource Center Library is a state-of-the-art library of Indian knowledge systems in Sanskrit, as well as other vernacular languages, their translations, interpretations, and related texts. It also houses associated literature which is committed for preservation as well as dissemination of Indian ways of thinking and problem solving. Currently, the library has around 450 books. Its online searchable catalogue is available at

A number of important source texts of Indian Mathematics and Astronomy with their translations are available such as: Bhāskarāchārya’s Bījagaṇitam, Bṛhatsaṃhitā, Pañcasiddhāntikā of Varāhamihira, Siddhāntatattvaviveka, Siddhānta-Śiromaṇi,  Laghupārāśarī & Madhyapārāśarī, Sūryasiddhānta, Drggaṇita of Paramesvara, etc.

For general readers, the library has a number of introductory books on ancient Indian mathematics, astronomy, architecture, etc. It also houses pedagogical books for Sanskrit language learning. For researchers, it provides various catalogues and dictionaries necessary for indology based studies such as:

  • New catalogus catalogorum: an alphabetical register of Sanskrit and allied works and authors published by Madras University,
  • An Alphabetical List of Manuscripts in the Oriental Institute, Vadodara,
  • Census of the Exact Sciences in Sanskrit by David Pingree,
  • A Vedic Word-Concordance published by Vishveshvaranand Vedic Research Institute,
  • An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Sanskrit on Historical Principles which traces the linguistic development of Sanskrit words from the ancient text of Ṛigveda to the latest work of Hāsyārṇava (1850 A.D.) and
  • Thirteen other Sanskrit Koshas which form an invaluable source for Indo-Aryan lexicographies published by Deccan college, Pune.