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National Library of India, Calcutta

Page history last edited by Andrew Otis 4 years, 11 months ago

Date of tip: August 2013-September 2014

Source: Andrew Otis, otis.andrew@gmail.com

 

Location: Plot No.1A, Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027

 

How to get there: Take the Metro to Jatin Das Park. Take a Khidderpore bound auto. Get down at the Western side gate of the National Library. The main building is the modern concrete building to the south, not the Colonial Mansion (formerly Warren Hastings's)

 

Language: English, Bengali

 

Getting started: You will need a photocopy of your passport and visa, two passport photos, and may need a letter of introduction from your supervisor or institution. Also a filled out "Reading Room Member" application form. Available online.

 

Opening Hours: 9am-8pm. Reprography (microfilm) division closes at 5:30pm

 

General working conditions: Air conditioned. Staff smokes in the central building space. Fair conditions.

 

Policy on technology: Laptops allowed on request. Bring a printed request, in triplicate. Requests are valid for 3 months. No photography.

 

Photocopy policy: Photocopies on request. At one point the "reprography division," where the microfilms are kept, gave digital copies but they discontinued that practice. They will only give 1/3 of the total document.

 

Particularities: There is a cafeteria on the North East side of the Compound. Food quality is poor. Outside the main gate is a Sugarr & Spice, that serves passable shwarma, especially if you ask for it without mayonnaise.

 

 

Reprography (microfilm) division holdings (Second floor):

 

 

Advance 07.1931 to 10.1945
Advocate 03.1923 to .12.1923
African Times 1862 to 1902 (gaps)
Agraukhbar 03.02.1844 to 05.28.1844 and 03.1846
Amrita Bazar Patrika 01.1947 to 12.1969
Ananda Bazar Patrika 01.01.1948 to 31.12.1974
Anglo Indian Gazette 03.08.1878 to 07.12.1912
Bandemataram 08.1906 to 10.1908
Behar Herald 20.07.1898 to 31.12.1910
Bengal Harkaru and the Indian Gazette 07.1828 to 05.1866 (gaps)
Bombay Chronicle 1947
Bombay Courier 1793 to 1800
Bombay Samachar 01.1981 to 04.1984
Bombay Standard 1858 to 1859
Bombay Times 11.1838 to 10.05.1861
Calcutta Chronicle 1792 to 1793 (gaps)
Calcutta Courier 1832 to 1842
Calcutta Gazette & Commercial Advertiser 10.1828 to 12.1828 and 09.1829
Calcutta Morning Post 23.02.1810 to 27.12.1811
Calcutta Spectator 02.08.1913 to 19.08.1914
Calcutta Star 14.07.1843 to 30.06.1850
Carnatic Telegraph & Madras Exchange 18.05.1838 to 18.08.1860
Christian Herald and Singha of our Times 08.03.1923 to 20.12.1923
Forward 01.04.1924 to 31.10.1928
Friend of India 01.1838 to 10.1883
Hicky's Bengal Gazette 01.29.1780 to end of 1781 Technically in the rare books sections
Hindoo Patriot 04.1854 to 08.1923 (gaps)
Hindusthan Standard 01.07.1947 to 30.09.1947
Hyde's Papers (Notebooks)

In 18 Reels. Volumes 4-59 (19.11.1777 to 02.07.1798). Volumes 54-59 (Reel 18 01.1797 to 02.07.1798) unreadable due to water or acid damage. Volumes 1-3 not microfilmed, too brittle. Reel 2 missing. Reel 3 ink nearly illegible. Dates on Reel 4 are incorrect. Reels 10, 13, 14, 16, 18 acid damaged.

 

The Originals are at the Victoria Memorial

Indian Mirror 01.1883 to 12.1923 (gaps)
Indian nation 05.01.1891 to 19.12.1910
Jibanananda Das Mss. Reel 1-10
John Bull 01.1824 to 12.1832
Modern Review 01.1907 to 12.1966
Mss. Of Professor Sukumar Sen Reel 1-46
Mussalman 04.01.1907 to 18.09.1933
New India 12.08.1901 to 20.02.1904
Rangoon Gazette 11.1922 to 12.1923
Rangoon Times 04.1886 to 06.1908
Reis and Rayyet 1882, 1896, 1905, 1907
Star of India 17.08.1932 to 30.09.1947
The Bengalee 1863 to 1932 (gaps)
The Englishman 02.05.1837 to 25.12.1840
The Indian Daily News 08.1864 to 12.1872 and 01.1896 to 04.1924
The Pioneer 02.01.1867 to 12.06.1893
The Search Light 16.08.1947 to 30.09.1947
The Statesman 01.07.1947 to 22.09.1947
Times of India 01.1863 to 12.1907
Voice of India 1883 to 1886 and 1902 to 1904

 

English Language Newspapers in the Rare Books Room  
 
Calcutta Gazette 1785.01.06 to 1807  
 
Bombay Courier 1793.07.13 to 1800  
 
Bengal Chronicle 1827-1830  
 
Bengal Herald 1829.05.29 to 1829.12.27  
 
Bengal Spectator 1842 to 1843 Bi-lingual English Bengali in parallel columns 
Calcutta Chronicle 1792.01.31 to 1794.01.06  
 
Calcutta Courier 1832.12.29 - 1842.03.31  
 
Hicky's Bengal Gazette 01.29.1780 to end of 1781  
 
Advance 07.1931 to 10.1945  
Advocate 03.1923 to .12.1923  
African Times 1862 to 1902 (gaps)  
Agraukhbar 03.02.1844 to 05.28.1844 and 03.1846  
Amrita Bazar Patrika 01.1947 to 12.1969  
Ananda Bazar Patrika 01.01.1948 to 31.12.1974  
Anglo Indian Gazette 03.08.1878 to 07.12.1912  
Bandemataram 08.1906 to 10.1908  
Behar Herald 20.07.1898 to 31.12.1910  
Bengal Harkaru and the Indian Gazette 07.1828 to 05.1866 (gaps)  
Bombay Chronicle 1947  
Bombay Courier 1793 to 1800  
Bombay Samachar 01.1981 to 04.1984  
Bombay Standard 1858 to 1859  
Bombay Times 11.1838 to 10.05.1861  
Calcutta Chronicle 1792 to 1793 (gaps)  
Calcutta Courier 1832 to 1842  
Calcutta Gazette & Commercial Advertiser 10.1828 to 12.1828 and 09.1829  
Calcutta Morning Post 23.02.1810 to 27.12.1811  
Calcutta Spectator 02.08.1913 to 19.08.1914  
Calcutta Star 14.07.1843 to 30.06.1850  
Carnatic Telegraph & Madras Exchange 18.05.1838 to 18.08.1860  
Christian Herald and Singha of our Times 08.03.1923 to 20.12.1923  
Forward 01.04.1924 to 31.10.1928  
Friend of India 01.1838 to 10.1883  
Hicky's Bengal Gazette 01.29.1780 to end of 1781 Technically in the rare books sections
Hindoo Patriot 04.1854 to 08.1923 (gaps)  
Hindusthan Standard 01.07.1947 to 30.09.1947  
Hyde's Papers (Notebooks) Volumes 4-59 (19.11.1777 to 02.07.1798) Volumes 54-59 (10.01.1797 to 02.07.1798) unreadable due to water or acid damage. Volumes 1-3 not microfilmed, too brittle. Reel 2 missing.
Indian Mirror 01.1883 to 12.1923 (gaps)  
Indian nation 05.01.1891 to 19.12.1910  
Jibanananda Das Mss. Reel 1-10  
John Bull 01.1824 to 12.1832  
Modern Review 01.1907 to 12.1966  
Mss. Of Professor Sukumar Sen Reel 1-46  
Mussalman 04.01.1907 to 18.09.1933  
New India 12.08.1901 to 20.02.1904  
Rangoon Gazette 11.1922 to 12.1923  
Rangoon Times 04.1886 to 06.1908  
Reis and Rayyet 1882, 1896, 1905, 1907  
Star of India 17.08.1932 to 30.09.1947  
The Bengalee 1863 to 1932 (gaps)  
The Englishman 02.05.1837 to 25.12.1840  
The Indian Daily News 08.1864 to 12.1872 and 01.1896 to 04.1924  
The Pioneer 02.01.1867 to 12.06.1893  
The Search Light 16.08.1947 to 30.09.1947  
The Statesman 01.07.1947 to 22.09.1947  
Times of India 01.1863 to 12.1907  
Voice of India 1883 to 1886 and 1902 to 1904  
Rare Books Room  
 
Calcutta Gazette 1785.01.06 to 1807  
Bombay Courier 1793.07.13 to 1800  
Bengal Chronicle 1827-1830  
Bengal Herald 1829.05.29 to 1829.12.27  
Bengal Spectator 1842 to 1843 Bi-lingual English Bengali in parallel coluns
Calcutta Chronicle 1792.01.31 to 1794.01.06  
Calcutta Courier 1832.12.29 - 1842.03.31  

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