Guide Book to Sarasvati Mahal Library

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Item Code: UAF839
Author: A. Panchanathan
Language: English
Edition: 2014
Pages: 64
Other Details 8.50 X 5.50 inch
Weight 80 gm
Book Description

The Sarasvati Mahal Library is a renowned institution and repository of manuscripts, maps, paintings and old books. This Library is a centre where research scholars and students community find immense source of literacy wealth for their research work. The Library Manuscripts are in palm leaf and paper and they deal with various subjects on Philosophy. Medicine, Astrology, Grammar Folklore and Mythology. The main function of this Library is conservation, preservation and publication of manuscripts and to act as a facilitation centre for literary research.
The Publication of books from manuscripts is being done with the help of eminent scholars from various institutions and with the assistance of Pandits of the Library. The books are on varied subjects in different languages. So, Far 552 books have been published in five languages i.e., Sanskrit, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and English.
We have invited reputed scholars to edit the titles from the 300 titles selected by expert committee so as to bring out books of scholarly output and content. It is planned to bring out at least 25 books every year. Besides, reprinted books of popular and best seller will be brought out.
This Library preserves the manuscript and documents in microfilm form and helps the research scholars by giving copies of manuscripts in microfilm form. Xeroxing facility in this Library helps the scholars to get copies of documents for their research work.
The Library has a museum containing rare manuscripts books, drawings, pictures, paintings and other rare art collections which attract the scholars and visitors.
A National Mission for Manuscript has been launched under the Government of India's Scheme for preservation of manuscripts. Our Library is given the privilege of a manuscript research centre and manuscripts collection centre. Around 15 seminars with the co-operation of Mutts, Universities and Colleges where conducted to make the public and students aware of the important of collection and preservation of manuscripts.
In an attempt to give training to students/scholars in Tamil manuscripts, Grandpa, Telugu, Marathi and Modi Languages, an ambitious training Programme is being conducted every year in the Language field.
I thank Mr. A. Panchanathan, Librarian Gr. I cum Publication Manager (Retired), and Thiru. M. Sankaranarayanan, Personal Assistant to Collector (General) and Administrative Officer of this Library and staff of Library for their efforts in bringing out the 7th edition in the form of computer typesetting by using the copy printer. I hope that this book will be useful] to the readers to know the important aspects of TMSSM. Library.

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