Khuda Baksh Oriental Library - A Fascinating Library to Quench the Thirst of Seeking Tourists and Historians

The new morning and new places to go to! The fun was already started; the vibes of the new city had somehow penetrated the thick walls of the structure and had started to invade me. I was getting impatient to get started and in the record least time I got ready to commence my sightseeing. A quick and a hearty breakfast mid way would ensure that I would not have to interrupt my joy for trivial matters like satiating my hunger. The Khuda Baksh Oriental Library was founded in 1900 and is reputed countrywide for its collection of Arabic and Persian manuscripts other than some of the Mughal and Rajput paintings, which date back to hundreds of years.

Khuda Baksh Oriental Library

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Ever since the Library was made accessible to the public in the year 1891 by the son of Bihar Khan Bahadur Khuda Baksh, there has been a beeline of people to look at the 4000 manuscripts with which the Library began. These he had inherited from his father but soon the Library grew in proportion and collection for the people who come here from farfetched lands to look at these treasures.
By the Act of Parliament in the year 1969, the Library was declared with the distinction of being an institution of national importance. I entered the modest building to find some of the very precious and rare manuscripts beautifully preserved and catalogued. With the modernization of the facilities, much of the handwritten precious work has been digitalized making them immortal. Some of the specialized collections included the Tibb- the grail of Unani medicines, and Tazkira, which is the biography and Tasawwuf, is the book on Islamic Mysticism.

Rare Manuscripts in Khuda Baksh Oriental Library

Rare Manuscripts in Khuda Baksh Oriental Library | Image Resource :


The collections at the Khuda Baksh Oriental Library could not be completely enjoyed with my time frame; it is one of those places where one needs to make several visits in order to appreciate the place fully. The hunger pangs also returned and I wished to proceed to the Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan by the evening to enjoy the cool breeze in the park premises. It would be truly magical to wind off my first day in Patna on that note.


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