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Burning Libraries: A Review through the Lens of History

Vishnu Kumar Gupta


The story of ancient libraries is the most interesting aspect of World history of libraries. Some key events from the history of libraries involving ‘burning of libraries’ are mentioned in this paper. Through libraries, the society has preserved its cultural heritage. Sometimes a library is deliberately damaged as a plan of cultural cleansing. Library fires have appeared over the ages. Several public libraries as well as private libraries were destroyed and dispersed by the ignorant invaders. This historical review throws the light on destruction of ancient libraries throughout the world

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