Asiatic Society Library

Name of the Library :: Asiatic Society Library
Postal Address :: 1 Park Street Kolkata: 700 016, India
Telephone Number :: 22297251 / 22290779
Fax No. :: 22172355
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Website :: http://www.asiaticsocietycal.com
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Brief history ::

When the ASIATIC SOCIETY was established on 15 January 1784, its founder Sir William Jones (1746-1794) began his work with a dream, that visualised a centre for Asian studies including almost everything concerning man and nature within the geographical limits of the continent. Most of the mysteries of this vast land, like its old inscriptions in Brahmi, were still undeciphered, and Comparative Philology as a discipline or science was not yet born.