December 2018, we completed all manuscripts and few hundred odd rare Books at Shri Krishna Museum at Kurukshetra. All credit to make this possible goes to Shri R.S. Rana, the very kind hearted Curator – who most liberally allowed us generous permission to digitize without any ado.
It took us around 2.5 months to accomplish this. The Irony was we had gone there for the manuscripts but ended up doing a lot of totally rare printed Books – especially Urdu Books that were donated from a Library in Nabha Punjab.
All books can be viewed here:
The folllowing Texts are in Sharada:
A Manuscript in Persian – that was stocked in the Book Library:
Biblioetheca Indica 1868 Publication The Muntakhabh Al Lubab in 10 Volumes:
Memoirs of Mughal Nobility, Polyglot Scholar, Hindi Poet Abdurahim Khankhana, 1927 Publication:
Bhaktamala in both Hindi and Urdu:
https://archive.org/details/Bhaktamala1884ShriKrishnaMuseumKurukshetra ( 1884 )
Yagyavalkya Smriti Urdu Translation
Countless similar treasures of rarest of rare Items.
Received Catalogs of Sarvajanik Education Society, Surat in 2 Volumes. Courtesy Shri Dhaval Patel.
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For Guru Purnima, I had my visit to Shivpuri planned out and I used it to spend 1 Day in Gwalior.
Thanks to Radha Vallabh Tripathi ji (Bhopal) and Sadanand Tripathi ji (Ujjain) , they connected me with Bal Krishna Sharma of State Sanskrit College, Gwalior who was instrumental in helping me identify manuscript resources in the City.
Location 1: State Sanskrit College, Gwalior
The Principal Shri R.C. Sharma let me view there personal register of Books and Manuscripts. Sheets only of the Manuscript Collection I was given a Photocopy of with the caveat that some items might refer to printed material. Other Items for Agama also were there but I hesitated in asking so never got them:
The Four sheets of a possibly incomplete catalog:
Later, B.K. Sharma ji gave me access to the more up-to-date List at his Residence that he had made as below:
Location 2: Ayurvedic College, Gwalior
I was not even allowed to view the Catalog, every thing needed a Letter of Permission on a Letter Head.
The one thing I got to learn was that there collection has been digitized by Ayush Ministry.
Location 3: Gujari Mahal, in Gwalior Fort
The Man in the Room, told me that there Collection and Catalog are not public and can be viewed only by people in the Department.
Location 4: Shri Bal Krishna Sharmajis Personal Residence
Shri B K Sharma has many rare books and hand written manuscripts at his Residence Amongst them 6 have been photographed. These he shared with us which we have now uploaded.
I am very grateful to Shri Hari Chauhan, Curator State Museum, Shimla who availed the Digital Copy of the Catalog of Bhuri Singh Museum, Chamba for us in a moments notice.
Let me remind readers that I have spent months pursuing Curators and Librarians who will put you in such a bureacratic loop that months will pass by without any success.
Thank you Shri Hari Chauhan, Indian Bureaucracy needs more people like you.
Here is the Catalog: