Visit to the British Library

On 24th October ALAG members were invited to the British Library to view some of the Bengali books dating back to the first printing press in India which are being digitised as part of the Two Centuries of Indian Print project.

To find out more about the project and the team who are undertaking this vital work view the project website at: https://www.bl.uk/projects/two-centuries-of-indian-print

ALAG BL vist 02 241017

Members had the good fortune to view some of the books at first hand and ask questions about their backgrounds. One of the books was a cookery book with authentic recipes and another a travel guide on the etiquette of traveling by train which would have been a useful source of information at the time.

ALAG members would like to thank Project Manager Alia Carter for arranging the visit and Project Curator Layli Uddin for her infectious enthusiasm and knowledge about the books. Both are pictured above with ALAG members during the visit.

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