National Library
News  /  Published 08.12.21

Victoria: new-look gallery ready

Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) is going to open its refurbished first floor gallery to the public soon. An exhibition — Biplabi Bharat — on the revolutionaries and their role in the Indian ...
By Anasuya Basu in Chowringhee

Calcutta  /  Published 26.02.21

This Month, That Year

By Our Bureau in Salt Lake

Heritage  /  Published 24.01.21

When the books left the building

At 8 o’clock on a pre-Covid Sunday morning, I walked into the National Library in Alipore in Calcutta. The reading room of the 180-year-old building was open to members although it was a holiday...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Calcutta  /  Published 28.06.20

Calcutta’s ageing gentlemen

Last month’s super cyclone Amphan left a trail of destruction that is not likely to be forgotten in a long time. Nature’s fury went wreaking wrath everywhere, slamming, strangling, decimat...
By Paromita Kar in Una

West Bengal  /  Published 26.08.19

Dengue notice to National Library

 The Calcutta Municipal Corporation on Monday issued a notice to National Library after a civic team spotted the dengue-causing Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae on the campus.The National Library au...
By Our Special Correspondent in Alipore

Heritage  /  Published 09.03.19

Exhibition space at iconic buildings in Calcutta

Metcalfe Hall at the crossing of Hare Street and Strand Road, overlooking the Hooghly, and Belvedere House on the 30-acre Belvedere Estate in Alipore were thrown open as public exhibition space by Gov...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.12.19

National Library skids on colour

One of the two stairways of National Library’s Belvedere has been covered with an anti-skid mat and painted deep red-and-yellow that conservation architects said was incompatible with the heritage s...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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