Following Partition, dozens of Urdu publishers, including those printing women's magazines, located in cities such as Lucknow, Delhi, and Mumbai (Bombay), shifted to Pakistan. It is not unusual to find serials published in Delhi and then abruptly publishing from Karachi or Lahore in the months following August 1947. One such example is the women's magazine Jauhar-i Nisvan, published first in Delhi and then in Lahore. Similar to Indian women's serials of this time, post-1947 publications were concerned with appropriate content for the woman in the new country of Pakistan. For more information about that publication and the history that produced it, please refer to the 4 Corners of the World blog post.
Serials in South Asian languages are available in the Library’s Asian Reading Room, while serials in English are available in the Library’s Main Reading Room. See the Item Availability section of a bibliographic record to learn what issues are available at the Library of Congress.
To find out where certain items are located at the Library of Congress, please see the “Item Availability” section at the bottom of a bibliographic record in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Serials in South Asian languages will have the location “Asian Reading Room.” Serials in English are generally available in the Main Reading Room, which is indicated by the phrase “Jefferson or Adams Building Reading Rooms.” You can also use this section to learn what issues of a serial are included in the collection, as in the example below.