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Asiatic Society - Kolkata India

Sir William Jones founded this Asiatic Society in 1784 under the patronage of Warren Hastings, which is famous for collection of Indology, Literature and Scientific Research of about 20000 volumes including some 8000 rare Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian and Hindi manuscripts.


The Society containing material of utmost importance publishes the Journal of The Asiatic Society of Bengal and The Proceedings. The Library contains approximately 20,000 volumes inclusive of 8,000 rare Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian and Hindi manuscript. The archaeological relics, geological and ethnological specimens whom the museum of this society possessed formed the nucleus of the Indian Museum opened in 1875. Sir William Jones founded this Society, in order to advance the study of Indology. Intended for literary and scientific research.

Timings : 10AM–8PM (Monday to Saturday) and Sunday Closed
Founded By : Sir William Jones
Established : 1784
Area : 15,071 ft²

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