National Archives acquire historically valuable collection

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New Delhi, May 19 (UNI) National Archives today acquired collections of Amar Kumar Jhingan, a literary figure of Hindi literature, as part of its drive to make acquisitions of private papers of eminent Indian nationals, who have played a significant role in the history of the country.

The private papers were handed over to DG, National Archives of India Luv Verma by Mr Jhingan himself. Since he was born at Kolkata on September 23, 1934, Mr Jhingan is closely related to Bangiyha Hindi Parished.

His papers consists of Pandulipi/ Tarpatra (in Tamil of 15th or 16th Century); Sar Sudha Nidhi, a weekly newspapers published from Kolkata, from 1882-1887 (in Hindi 5 vols.); stray magazines/ periodicals/ booklets and papers etc. of historical and research value, including some copies of Abhudaya, Milap published from Lahore, Hindi Samachar Patra Suchi (1826-1925), photographs of old literary figures, Late Acharya Govind Narain Ji Misra and his relating thoughts, Govind Nivandawali, Rashtrabhasha Sandesh, Hindi Sahitya Ka Mukhpatra, file containing his correspondence with eminent political personalities.

The collection is of historical importance and would be used by the research scholars visiting this Department from India and abroad.

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