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.

Bangladesh

The World Fact Book
BBC News Country Profile

Bhutan

The World Fact Book
BBC News Country Profile

India

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
USA
ph: 312.595.0405
fax: 312.595.0416

Maldives

The World Fact Book
BBC News Country Profile

Nepal

The World Fact Book
BBC News Country Profile

Pakistan

The World Fact Book
BBC News Country Profile

Embassy Information

EMBASSY OF PAKISTAN-WASHINGTON DC
Ambassador: Mr Ashraf Jehangir Qazi
3517 International Court, NW
Washington DC, 20008
Phone: 202.243.6500
Email : info@embassyofpakistan.org

Sri Lanka

The World Fact Book
BBC News Country Profile

EMBASSY OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA
Ambassador: Bernard Goonetilleke
Chancery: 2148 Wyoming Avenue NW,
Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202.483.4025 ex. 28
Email : slembassy@slembassyusa.org
consular@slembassyusa.org (for consular matters)

Tibet

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 : chinaembassy_us@fmprc.gov.cn