Metcalfe Hall Kolkata


Metcalfe Hall Kolkata

If you talk about book and libraries in Kolkata people always think about the National Library. It is indeed one of the biggest libraries in the country with a collection, which cannot be measured in money. I have myself got many information verified for my blogs through the large collection of old newspapers that it has in stock. What many including me did not know that the National Library that we see now was not the actual building that housed nations books but a completely different building, which almost all had forgotten.

It was the Metcalfe Hall, which was the nation’s first National Library and was once considered a landmark when it came to list of books that it had in its catalogue.

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