Monday, April 26, 2010

National Library plans a ‘Museum of the Word’

The National Library is planning to establish a a Museum of the Word to mark and preserve the long history of various scripts created, used and some lost in our country on continued history.

The museum is to come up in an old heritage building, which was once the home of Warren Hastings, Bengal's first Governor General in the city of Kolkata. The oul building will be converted into a centralized air-conditioned exhibition facility which will display clay tablets, printing equipment, etc.

India has been mother to many tongues and originator or so many scripts and moreover its influenced many more. As for publishing, the country may offer small opportunity to big publishing houses looking to offer books in English but in regional languages, printing houses churn our more than 50,000 titles every year.

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