The Digital Colonial Documents Project (India) is intended to
promote study of the rare seminal documents which were influential
in the formation of the notions of nation, state and culture during
the colonial period. The project makes available rare colonial
documents as searchable internet documents:
all documents in the Database
on the 1871 Census of India
on the 1881 Census of India
on the 1881 Census of India, Volume II: statistics
on the 1881 Census of India, Volume III: extracts
5 Report on
the 1891 Census of India
on the 1901 Census of India
1859 Guide to Madras Presidency
1859 Guide to Bombay Presidency
1883 Hunter Report on Indian Education
1810 East India Vade Mecum vol 1.
1810 East India Vade Mecum vol 2.
12 Wise's 1883 Notes
on the Races, Castes and Tribes of East Bengal
13 Extracts (ca. 1902-06)
from the Journal "Indian Education"
1841 Handbook for India and Egypt
15 Mill's 1817 history Vol. I.
16 Mill's 1817 History
17 Mill's 1817 History
18 John Gilchrist's 1825 East India Vade
1896 Guide to Varanasi
20 Captain Thomas Williamson's 1808 Oriental Field Sports, Ilustrations (40 half tone plates)
This project is a joint project of La Trobe University, Curtin
University, The University of New England and the University of
Sydney. It is supported by funding from the Australian Research
Currently all of the documents in the links on the left are available
to browse or search. We are also still working on issues to do
with images in some of the documents and further documents which
we hope to add to the project website.