JU organises 'Rare Book Exhibition'

JAMMU: Celebrating the Golden Jubilee year of the University of Jammu 'Rare Book Exhibition' on the occasion of the World Book and Copyright Day was organised on the ground floor of Dhanvantri library , JU on 23rd April,2019.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Prof. R.K. Ganjoo, Director, Colleges Development Council (CDC), University of Jammu. Prof. Jasbir Singh, I/C Librarian along with the team of library professionals of the University of Jammu were also present during the inaugural of the exhibition.

Many rare books, manuscripts, old newspapers and some prominent new arrivals available in the Dhanvantri library were displayed on the occasion. Rare books of history such as "The History of British India" by James Mill; ESQ published by James Madden & co., London 1840; Afoot through Kashmir Valley by Marion Doughty, published by Sands $ com, London,1902, The Valley Kashmir,1895: Autobiography of Mehr chand Mahajan, Looking Back, 1963; Rules for observance by visitors and Residents in the Territories of H.H; The Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir,1941; Birds of an Indian Garden, 1924; Sarder Patel's Correspondence 1945-50 and many exceptional titles on varied subjects of Social sciences, Sciences, Arts, Culture, Craft Religion, Philosophy etc., remained centre of attraction to the large gathering of students, research scholars, faculty and officers of JU and the members of the civil society. Besides this, the reference sources of great importance such as encyclopaedias, handbooks, gazetteers, Atlas and biographical sources were displayed along with the rare manuscripts : Satapitaka, The Gilgit Buddhist Manuscripts, vol:10, part 1-4; Dogri manuscripts in Takri.

The collection of old newspapers from 1930 to 1960 including THE INQLAB; THE RANBIR; LOK AWAZ;THE CHAND; JADID KASHMIR; ROZNAMA; AMROOZ; INSAF; ORGANIZER etc., were a special attraction for the visitors.

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