South Asia Archive Migration FAQ

South Asia Archive Migration FAQ


Welcome to the new South Asia Archive!

We are honored to offer this landmark collection on a new, modern platform at 

The archive contains 4.5 million pages of documents from across the Indian subcontinent from 1700 to 1953, originally collected by the South Asian Research Foundation (SARF). 

For more information about the archive itself, please visit our about page

A special welcome to Indian institutions

All members of the e-ShodhSindhu consortium are granted access under a national agreement.

If you are an Indian institution seeking access for the first time, please email your contact at Inflibnet to begin the process. 

We are thrilled to be working with you! 

Background on the transition 

Last year, Coherent Digital acquired several Taylor and Francis digital primary source collections. 

We are upgrading them, transferring them to our Commons platform, and adding new functionality and content over the coming months. 

You can find out more about Coherent here and about the acquisition here.  


At Coherent Digital, we use four frictionless protocols for remote user authentication. 

If you are a legacy Taylor and Francis customer, you are already authenticated using TCP/IP Authentication. We have preloaded your existing IP ranges into our system. 

Moving forward, please update and maintain your IP ranges at More about why we use this workflow here

To troubleshoot authentication, please start with this article or submit a help desk ticket by emailing


We are committed to continuing to improve our platform user experience. This product roadmap explains what’s already under development for South Asia Archive and shares updates on known bugs. 

Contact Information   

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