Watch the virtual launch of The South Asia Resource and Research Centre (SARRC) Archive and Revolutionary Papers (RP) Digital Teaching Tools.
The event took place on 1 November 2021 on Zoom.
SARRC is an archive of Pakistan’s socialist and democratic movements based near Islamabad. RP is a transnational collaboration exploring 20th century periodicals as forums of Left and anti-colonial thought.
Self-funded, volunteer-managed and compiled by political organiser and poet Ahmad Salim over a forty-year period, SARRC showcases magazines, newspapers, books and other materials produced by progressive struggles in Pakistan and South Asia. SARRC will launch a digital search catalogue and revamped physical library that makes its 45,000-strong collection available to scholars and organisers researching progressive histories in Pakistan and South Asia.
The cataloguing project is co-led by Ahmad Salim (SARRC) and Mahvish Ahmad (LSE, SARRC Trustee), and co-funded by the Modern Endangered Archives Program, UCLA and LSE Sociology.
The new online search catalogue giving access to radical archives in Pakistan is here: http://sarrc.org.pk/
The Revolutionary Papers Teaching Tools are here: http://tools.revolutionarypapers.org/