Welcome to the official website of The Asiatic Society of Mumbai



Welcome to the official website of


The Asiatic Society of Mumbai


Up the spectacular steps of the grand and imposing Town Hall at Mumbai's Horniman Circle lies the Asiatic Society of Bombay's library with its treasures of books and periodicals, ancient manuscripts, painted folios, coins, artefacts, maps and prints. The much talked about original Italian manuscript of Dante's Divine Comedy is only one of the lustrous gems in a magical cave full of rare jewels. There is the 16th century Sanskrit manuscript Aranyaka Parvan of the Mahabharata, with its rich illustrations rated as a crucial discovery for the study of pre-Mughal miniature painting. The Sopara relics, in the Society's possession, contain among other artefacts, what are believed to be fragments from the Buddha's begging bowl. Bharat Ratna Mahamahopadhyay Dr.P.V.Kane's labours for fifty long years in the Society's Library resulted in his monumental, much acclaimed, multi volume History of Dharmasastra.

 

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Asiatic Society of Mumbai

Granth Sanjeevani 

 

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai is delighted to announce the launch of its digital library initiative Granth Sanjeevani on 15 January 2018. It aims to provide access to the Society’s valuable resources including newspapers, manuscripts, Government publications, journals and books which are free from copyright restrictions. It is envisaged that Granth Sanjeevani will eventually host all the unique collections of the Society. 

Granth Sanjeevani can be accessed from anywhere in the world and users can browse and search the website without registration. Registered subscribers can access and read material hosted on Granth Sanjeevani on the payment of an annual fee. 

Resources will be continually added to Granth Sanjeevani in the coming months and years. Some of the unique resources it currently hosts include an almost complete run of the Bombay Chronicle (1913-1959), and select volumes from nineteenth-century Bombay newspapers: the Bombay Courier, the Bombay Gazette and the Bombay Times. Nearly two thousand manuscripts and ten thousand books from the Society’s collection are available to researchers on Granth Sanjeevani. Government publications and reports from the nineteenth century can also be accessed. 

The subscription of Granth Sanjeevani is priced at  2,400/- per annum. Discounts are available for members of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai. 

Please visit www.granthsanjeevani.com for more information. 

The Asiatic Society welcomes any feedback and suggestions on this initiative; please email the Society at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Asiatic Society of Mumbai

Granth Sanjeevani

 

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai is delighted to announce the launch of its digital library initiative Granth Sanjeevani on 15 January 2018. It aims to provide access to the Society’s valuable resources including newspapers, manuscripts, Government publications, journals and books which are free from copyright restrictions. It is envisaged that Granth Sanjeevani will eventually host all the unique collections of the Society.

 

Granth Sanjeevani can be accessed from anywhere in the world and users can browse and search the website without registration. Registered subscribers can access and read material hosted on Granth Sanjeevani on the payment of an annual fee.

 

Resources will be continually added to Granth Sanjeevani in the coming months and years. Some of the unique resources it currently hosts include an almost complete run of the Bombay Chronicle (1913-1959), and select volumes from nineteenth-century Bombay newspapers: the Bombay Courier, the Bombay Gazette and the Bombay Times. Nearly two thousand manuscripts and ten thousand books from the Society’s collection are available to researchers on Granth Sanjeevani. Government publications and reports from the nineteenth century can also be accessed.

 

The subscription of Granth Sanjeevani is priced at Description: Indian Rupee symbol.svg2,400/- per annum. Discounts are available for members of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai.

 

Please visit www.granthsanjeevani.com for more information.

 

The Asiatic Society welcomes any feedback and suggestions on this initiative; please email the Society at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 




   
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