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Munshi Saraswati Mandir Granthagar
(THE BHAVAN'S LIBRARY)

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    Welcome to Bhavan’s Library

    Founded in 1947, Bhavan's Library is one of the leading libraries for Indological research and also for a general collection across subjects and languages. Members can browse and borrow books and use the reading area.

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    Space to Read, Work, Think and Create

    The Library spread over 10,000 sq. feet has reading and working spaces for students, researchers and general readers. Members have access to newspapers and magazines for reading in-house.

    Reading Room

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    Over 100,000 Books and Bound Volumes

    The library collection has grown over the years and offers a wide range of reading material to cater to varied interests of its members.

    The Collection

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    ગુજરાતી સાહિત્ય

    ગુજરાતી સાહિત્યકાર અને તેમની કૃતિઓ - નવલકથા, કવિતા, વિવેચન, વગેરે. નવા અને જુના લેખકોના ૧૦,૦૦૦ થી વધારે પુસ્તકો

    ગુજરાતી પુસ્તક સુચિ

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    Indology Section

    Over 10,000 books on various Indological subjects in Sanskrit, English and other languages. A few books in Pali and Prakrit are also available.

    Indology Collection

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    Children’s Section

    Stories, Classics, Arts and Craft, Science, General Knowledge, etc.

    Children’s Collection

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MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
  • Patron -1 [25 Years]
  • Patron -2 [15 Years]
  • Bhavan's Life Members
  • Bookworm [Yearly]
  • Children's Library
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Digital Library

Gujarati, Sanskrit and English books in digital format.

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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Munshi Saraswati Mandir Granthagar has a large and multi-lingual collection of books that includes a specialised Indology collection and also a more generic collection that would be of interest to students, professionals, and other community groups for recreational and knowledge pursuits.

The library catalogue is available online and can be accessed through this website. There are a number of tools provided to explore the collection like facility to search the catalogue by subject, thematic book lists and more.

The website aims to reveal the vast repertoire of knowledge available and also encourage and facilitate interaction between the library and its members and interested readers. The library provides various membership options to cater to different requirements of interested readers.

Open the doors to life-long learning, knowledge and infinite possibilities.

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Hind Swaraj QUIZ

Play this Quiz to understand Gandhiji's Hind Swaraj better.

how relevant his ideas are, even today for a better India.
...where did we go wrong... and how can we rectify it.

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Library Timings
10.00 a.m To 5.30 p.m. Closed on 2nd & 4th Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays

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Amitav Ghosh - Quotes
  • “How do you lose a word? Does it vanish into your memory, like an old toy in a cupboard, and lie hidden in the cobwebs and dust, waiting to be cleaned out or rediscovered?”
    ― The Hungry Tide
  • “To use the past to justify the present is bad enough—but it’s just as bad to use the present to justify the past.”
    ― The Glass Palace
  • “Nobody knows, nobody can ever know, not even in memory, because there are moments in time that are not knowable.”
    ― The Shadow Lines
  • “Recognition is famously a passage from ignorance to knowledge.”
    ― The Great Derangement
  • “We are happy we soar very high and when we are not, we fall into the depths of an abyss.”
    ― River of Smoke
  • “We must be the willow, not the oak, in the lowering storm.”
    ― River of Smoke
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Hind Swaraj

01-31 OCTOBER 2022

QUIZ

Quiz is available in English and Gujarati

This Quiz helps one to understand...

Gandhiji's views on
- Modern Civilization,
- English Educational System,
- Real Swaraj,
- Indian Nationalism,
- An Alternative Society, etc...

... how relevant his ideas are, even today,

for a better India.

...where did we go wrong

... and how can we rectify it.

Quiz is open till 31 October 2022
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હિંદ સ્વરાજ

૧ – ૩૧ ઓક્ટોબર ૨૦૨૨

ક્વિઝ

ક્વિઝ ગુજરાતી અને અંગ્રેજીમાં ઉપલબ્ધ છે

ગાંધીજીના હિંદ સ્વરાજ પુસ્તકને સમજવાની
અને જીવનના વિવિધ પાસાઓ પર ગાંધીજીના
મંતવ્યો જાણવાની એક તક

- સ્વરાજનો અર્થ,
- સત્યાગ્રહ એટલે શું,
- આધુનિક સુધારાઓ,
- કેળવણી વગેરે

... તેમના વિચારો આજે પણ ભારત માટે કેટલા પ્રસ્તુત છે ....

... આપણે ક્યાં ખોટા પડ્યા

... અને આપણે તેને કેવી રીતે સુધારી શકીએ

ક્વિઝ ૩૧ ઓક્ટોબર ૨૦૨૨ સુધી સક્રિય રહેશે
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