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Munshi Saraswati Mandir Granthagar

Indian History

History and Culture of the Indian People (Complete Set), edited by R. C Majumdar is available as ebook.

  • Eleven Volumes
  • 9000 Pages
  • 80 distinguished scholars
  • 32 long years for completion.

Bhavan's Journal

Bhavan's Journal issues from August 15, 1954 (Vol-1, Issue-1) till December31, 2016 (Vol-63, Issue-10) are available for reference in Digital Format within the library.

  • 63 Years
  • 1,551 Issues
  • 32,293 Articles
  • 4,465 Authors
  • 1,68,217 Pages


Back issues of the following periodicals are available for reference.

  • Bhavan's Journal
  • Bharatiya Vidya
  • Navneet Hindi
  • Navneet Samarpan

Reference Section

Bhavan's Library has a Reference Section that houses various sources that provide quick and accessible information on particular topics and are meant to aid research. There are generic sources, subject specific sources and some of Bhavan’s publications are also available in digital format.

Bhavan’s Library has reference sources that are generic – covering a variety of topics to those that provide foundational knowledge in specific subjects. These include dictionaries, encyclopaedias, bibliographies, directories, atlases, etc. The sources at the Library include general and standard works like Oxford, Webster, Britannica and others. It includes specific sources in science, medicine and literature. There are detailed works on Indian culture, philosophies and history. There are also various ‘Kosha’ in Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi and Sanskrit covering words, literature, general topics, mythology, etc. These are used by students, academicians, researchers and general readers alike for their day-to-day information needs to specific research purposes.

The Library also has bound volumes of some old journals, archival and other books meant for reference or research. In addition, there are Bhavan’s publications like Bhavan’s Journal and Indian History that are available in digital format which can be accessed only within the library. Bound volumes of other Bhavan’s publications are also available.

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    • Rs.150/- per week
    • Rs.300/- per month
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  • Notes:
    • Reference books are not available for issue.
    • Non-members can take a Guest Membership to refer to reference sources and books within the library.
    • Indian History and Bhavan’s Journal are accessible only within the library premises.
    • There will be additional charges for photocopying/scanning/printing as applicable.