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ASIATIC LIBRARY

Image ID: 181137880

Caption : MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, 22/11/2016: Asiatic Society of Bombay's library with its treasures of books and periodicals, ancient manuscripts, painted folios, coins, artefacts, maps and prints. But in the recent times due to the renovation of the library, it is found that many of the books, furnitures and costly machines are lying in the pool of dust, reflects the dire negligence. The library has the much talked about original Italian manuscript of Dante's Divine Comedy is only one of the lustrous gems in a magical cave full of rare jewels. There is the 16th century Sanskrit manuscript Aranyaka Parvan of the Mahabharata, with its rich illustrations rated as a crucial discovery for the study of pre-Mughal miniature painting. The Sopara relics, in the Society's possession, contain among other artefacts, what are believed to be fragments from the Buddha's begging bowl. Bharat Ratna Mahamahopadhyay Dr.P.V.Kane's LABOURS for fifty long years in the Society's Library resulted in his monumental, much acclaimed, multi volume History of Dharmasastra. Photo:Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury.

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Photographer : ARUNANGSU ROY CHOWDHURY
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Arts Culture and Entertainment
Sub-Category: CULTURE
Credit: THE HINDU

Creation Date: 2016-11-22
Image Size: 4140 x 2705 pixels
File Size: 1 MB

City : MUMBAI
State : MAHARASHTRA
Country :INDIA

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LIBRARY AND MUSEUM , ASIATIC LIBRARY , BOOKS , POOR MAINTENANCE , RENOVATION WORK , MUMBAI

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