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Andhra Pradesh: Nannaya Bharti becomes a treasure trove of donated books

Vice-Chancellor says that some patrons generously donated their entire literary collection to the university

Vice-Chancellor says that some patrons generously donated their entire literary collection to the university

The palatial Dr. B.R. A small two-room section in the Ambedkar Library has a distinct identity of its own – it is now home to thousands of books donated by bibliographers from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana. and Tamil Nadu.

In April, the two-room portion was converted into a ‘Nannaya Bharati Library’ with a treasure trove of 15,000 books. About 2,000 books are a compilation of Telugu novels and stories on the history and culture of the Godavari region. Majority of the donors are Telugu writers and educationists from Telugu speaking states.

Karumanu Ramachandrayya of Rajamahendravaram donated his entire personal collection of 4,000 English books to the library. Half of these have been given to the library of the English Department of the University. Sri Ramachandraiah was a retired lecturer.

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“Books received as donations did not find a suitable place until the Nannaya Bharati Library was established. The idea behind setting it up is to respect the gesture of the donors. Books used to be a very important asset of the donor, and we wanted to ensure that they were given a place of respect and easy access for the readers,” said AKNU Vice Chancellor Prof. Mokka Jagannadharao said.

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“Students, research scholars as well as the public are allowed to access the books. One idea is to encourage the public to familiarize them with Godavari culture through these books. We are still getting books from donors,” said Prof. Jagannadharao Hindu,

In 2011, the Telugu department of the university started collecting books from donors and kept them at various places on the campus. “Till September, we had received around 3,000 books from donors. These books are yet to be listed, after which they will be made available to the readers,” said Talari Vasu, an assistant professor and Nannaya Bharati coordinator.

The University has started digitization of books for better accessibility and to preserve them for future generations. The names of donors are also displayed in the library as a token of gratitude.

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