Raza Library Rampur, Moradabad

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Raza Rampur Library is situated in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh. It was set up by Nawab Faizullah Khan in 1774. He gave away all the books he had inherited from his predecessors along with those kept in the Nawabs’ Toshakhana.

It houses an extensive collection of books on Indo-Islamic cultural heritage. Since Rampur was a state in British times, its successive Nawabs or rulers made valuable contributions to the enhancement of its value.

The rich repertoire of the library comprises a varied and valuable collection of books, historical monuments, manuscripts, Mughal miniature paintings, rare pictorial works in Persian and Arabic languages, samples of Islamic calligraphy and astronomical instruments.

The library contains a treasure trove of rare books in Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Tamil, Turkish and Pashto literatures. It's proud possession, however, is the original manuscript of the first translation of the holy Quran. It contains more than 30,000 books and periodicals in several languages. The library is currently under the management of the government of India.

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