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Asiatic Society

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Asiatic Society

Asiatic Society of Kolkata was founded by the Sir William Jones, the late chief justice of supreme court in the year 1784. The basic purpose of Calcutta Asiatic society is to spread eastern education. The society brings out its own journals on a periodical basis. Anything that falls under the purview of Asia is covered in the society's journals section of this musuem. Some of the popular scholars who have made an incredible contribution in writing on varied subjects for the journal include William Jones, Charles Wilkins, Nathaniel Trassi Halhead, Henry Thomas Colbrook, John Herbert Harrington, and William Carrey. Asiatic society is like one big reservoir of books and manuscripts. At the inception, the society focused mainly on collecting scientific and archaeological materials. But now it contains a good collection of books and manuscripts on various Asian languages. This place is opened from monday to saturday between 10am to 7pm and is closed on sundays and public holidays.


Park Street,
Ph: 033-2229 0779
Fax: 033- 2217 2355

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