History comes virtually alive at the museum in Ramgarh on Saturday. Picture by Vishvendu Jaipuriar
Hazaribagh, March 10: A peek into the treasures at Zarina Khatoon Museum-cum-research Centre in Ramgarh is now just a click away.
The website www.museumlife.org, an initiative funded by Ramgarh’s Citizen Forum, was launched yesterday. It contains all information on the museum located in Chitarpur that draws researchers and students from various places in Jharkhand.
The museum stores manuscripts, ancient and modern coins and stamps as well as objects of anthropological and archaeological interest from across Jharkhand.
Director of the museum Faiyaz Ahmad told The Telegraph he recently talked to members of the forum who agreed to help him in launching the website.
“The website has various sections including anthropology, archaeology, culture, manuscripts, natural history and numismatics, besides one separately containing information about Ramgarh district. I had started the opened in 2004 and research scholars from across the country and archaeologists from the state continue to pay visits,” he said.
Faiyaz said he was grateful to K. Chandra, A.K. Baralea and Leo Anthony of the forum — a voluntary outfit for the welfare of people — for agreeing to fund his website.
The 31-year-old, who pursued graduation from Ignou, has gained prominence in the state with his collection of rare artefacts from the Paleolithic and Neolithic or early and later parts of the Stone Age.
Faiyaz said the museum had also block-printed the Holy Quran of Aurangzeb in Arabic, Sanskrit, Kaithi and English scripts.
“I wanted to share my collections with people across the globe so that they are encouraged to visit a distant place like Ramgarh. The website is accessible to all and I think it will help exchange information,” he said.
Megalithic explorer Subhashis Das said: “Faiyaz’s collection, especially the prehistoric tools, are good. It is a nice attempt by a young archeologist. The website will take his works to people abroad.”
The website has been designed by Retash Kumar of Redimar Enisoft Private Limited.