International and Comparative Librarianship

S. R. Ranganathan, P. N. Kaula, R. N. Sharma, J. F. Harvey, D. J. Foskett, J. P. Danton, M. M. Jackson, etc.
This Blogosphere has a slant towards India [a.k.a Indica, Indo, South-Asian, Oriental, Bharat, Hindustan, Asian-Indian (not American Indian)].

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Patna’s Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public library caught in Centre’s cobweb, Navendu Sharma,National Herald

The 126-year old Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library in Patna, has been functioning without a full-time director since 2014. The appointment of the next director has been pending with the Centre
...  Described by a British scholar as having “one of the finest collections on Moslem literature in the world”, the Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library has been functions sans a full-time director since June 2014 – after the retirement of incumbent director Imtiaz Ahmad. The publication of books, digitisation of manuscripts and purchase of books, magazines, newspapers and other research materials have been hit hard. Continue reading


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