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Collection, Conservation and Preservation of Manuscripts in Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna.

Abdul Moid, M. Masoom Raza, Keshwar Jahan


The purpose of this paper is to focus on the manuscript collection and its care in the Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library. This paper used both qualitative and quantitative method.  Quantitative data has been collected by a questionnaire, which has been given to the preservation chemist, where qualitative data from the library preservation guidelines. Result shows that an extensive collection of the manuscripts are available in the two non-Indian languages, i.e., Persian and Arabic. To preserve its cultural heritage, the library is making significant contributions by doing every required job. Hence, the findings of this study are revolving only to this library. A large number of precious manuscripts are preserved in the Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library. Besides, Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library is a manuscript library, also serves as a community center, which is also worthy for future research.

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