Tag Archives: Bengali

British Library: digitizing 200 years of early Bengali books

The Times of India reports that the British Library has scanned 1,000 “old and rare printed Bengali books of the 19th century, according to project co-ordinators.” The program is part of an international partnership to digitize rare material from the library’s South Asian printed book collection. Eventually, 4,000 early printed books in Bengali—with a total of more […]


Two centuries of Indian print: new funding

(8 November 2016) In 2015, the British Library announced a major programme to digitise the vast wealth of Indian printed books held by the Library dating from 1713 to 1914, made possible with the support of funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the Newton Fund. This autumn, the first phase of the […]


Unlocking India’s printed heritage: 200,000 pages of historic books to be made available online

(12 November 2015) An international team is to digitise and give free online access to one of the world’s most important collections of South-Asian language printed books. A pilot project for a major digitisation initiative – Two Centuries of Indian Print – was announced today by the British Library, with the support of funding from […]