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A Rare Zamindari Library

Here we have a particularly rare collection -- an entire library from a Jorasanko Palace. The Estate of its provenance has been documented as the most successful private enterprise in British India in the mid-19th century (Somerset Playne, Bengal and Assam, Behar and Orissa, 1917). The library itself is representative of popular British literature in the early 20th century, as was often seen in the prominent Zamindari houses. 

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A Rare Zamindari Library

Here we have a particularly rare collection -- an entire library from a Jorasanko Palace. The Estate of its provenance has been documented as the most successful private enterprise in British India in the mid-19th century (Somerset Playne, Bengal and Assam, Behar and Orissa, 1917). The library itself is representative of popular British literature in the early 20th century, as was often seen in the prominent Zamindari houses. 

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