The British Library

The British Library

The British Library's reading room. Photo supplied RK Dhawan

The British Library’s reading room. Photo supplied by RK Dhawan

The British Library, the BL, that grand old dame (or is it fellow?) is reappraised by an Indian scholar on a visit to London – and she/he comes up trumps.

This week’s post comes from Associate Professor at Delhi University, RK Dhawan:

London is a unique city. So varied and dynamic – with such a rich heritage.

For scholars and lovers of books, it is worthwhile to visit the British Library, the oldest and biggest library in the world, with fourteen million books. It has a vast range of books published in India, which shows the recognition being given to Indian scholars in the field of literature. (It was gratifying to see on the shelves of the library 250 titles published by Prestige.) Indian English Literature has received due importance in British literary circles

We shall be attending a talk by Amitav Ghosh at London School of Economics this week.


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