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Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna

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Close to the banks of the Ganges, in Patna, stands the Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library a unique repository of about 21000 Oriental manuscripts and 2.5 lakh printed books. Though founded earlier, it was opened for public in October, 1891 by the illustrious son of Bihar Khan Bahadur Khuda Bakhsh with 4,000 manuscripts, of which he inherited 1,400 from his father Maulvi Mohammed Bakhsh.

A very special feature of Khuda Bakhsh Library is its publications. Since 1977 it has been issuing regularly a multi-lingual research quarterly Khuda Bakhsh Library Journal. The main aim of bringing out this Journal is to advance research in Oriental and Islamic studies and also to promote research in Literature. Hence it includes scholarly articles, reprints of articles from old research periodicals and prints original articles on the subjects in which the library specializes. Simultaneously, the Library also undertook a project of publishing research treatises, its manuscripts after getting them edited by scholars, facsimile edition of manuscripts, indices of Urdu periodicals, catalogue of the manuscripts, books bridging the communal gap and also books on Indian culture, history, literature and Islam. It has brought out so far about 400 titles.


Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library,
Ashok Rajpath,
Patna - 800 004




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