Development in Maharana Mewar Special Library

Maharana Mewar Special Library (MMSL) is a world-class special library. By the end of this month MMSL has a collection of more than 34789 books of different varieties. Library has special collection of books on Literature, Religion, History, Arts, Zoology, Sports and General Geography about different part of India and globe and rare collection of books on Mewar dynasty.

10 new books were received in this month and all the books were processed in Accession Register. Classification done by Dewey decimal classification 19th Rev. Edition, Cataloguing (AACR II) and Bibliography; details uploaded in Library housekeeping software. Libsys and Eternal Mewar web site Stamping, tagging and scanning was also performed all these books.

The details and images of important books which were received in February 2019 were Sahaj: Vernacular Furniture of Gujarat, Maharaja's Mount! : Lanchester's 1923 40 HP rival to the Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP silver ghost!, Eternal romantic : My father Gemini Ganesan, Best of speaking tree, Centurion : Fine hotels and resorts.

Front cover of the Books

Few books were purchased and added in the library archive from MMCF Golden Temple, 5Gs of family business, Padmavat: An epic love story, Indian family business mantras, Junee khyata : Itihas, kala evam sanskriti ki shodh patrika.

Front cover of the books

Heritage Conservation and Promotion

Documentation of old maps at Maharana Mewar Research Institute

Mr. Lalit Kumar Pathak (Consultant Lalit Pathak Paper and Arts Conservation, New Delhi) and his team member's have been engaged for documentation, condition assessment and scientific studies leading to conservation of maps of MMCF, Udaipur. They have documented 850 maps till 28th February, 2019.

Object: Map of Chittorgarh Fort being documented by conservation team

Supporting the 'Phad' art by artist Abhishek Joshi

Mr. Abhishek Joshi, Artist, Phad Painting and recipient of Maharana Sajjan Singh Award 2018 of the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation for his 'Phad' art presented Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, Chairman and Managing Trustee, Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation his Phad art work at The City Palace, Udaipur on 09 February 2019.

The style of painting is traditionally done on a long piece of cloth or canvas, known as Phad. The narratives of the folk deities of Rajasthan, mostly of Pabuji and Devnarayan are depicted on the Phads.

Mr. Joshi has depicted the history of Mewar on a 56 ft x 5 ft phad depicting Shree Eklingnath ji, Shreenath ji and former rulers of Mewar.

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