VOLUME XXXIII. THE LITERARY LEGACY OF UZBEKISTAN IN THE RAMPUR RAZA LIBRARY COLLECTION (INDIA) PART ONE

The Raza Library, known as the “Book Taj Mahal” and located in the city of Rampur (Uttar Pradesh, India), a kind of Indian Bukhara, is a treasury containing thousands of valuable manuscripts in Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian, Turkic, Pashto, Urdu, Hindi, and other languages. An important part of this collection is manuscripts, which are the literary heritage of Uzbekistan. Basically, they were made in the territory of Mawarannahr or in India in the Baburid period by immigrants from Mawarannahr. Part One of volume “The Literary Legacy of Uzbekistan in the Rampur Raza Library Collection (India)” presents works on the history of the Timurids, manuscripts in Turki and many others, revealing the genre richness of medieval literature.

The publication is intended not only for members of the academic research community but also for broad domestic and foreign audiences, as well as the young generation who are interested in the rich cultural heritage of Uzbekistan. The project without any analog in the world is being implemented due to the personal attention of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the issues of cautious preservation, enrichment and augmentation of the historical, cultural and intellectual legacy of the Uzbek people. The readers of the Illustrated volumes may broaden their concept of the rich culture and art of Uzbekistan and watch the documentary on the disk attached to the Illustrated volume. The pages are also marked with QR-codes for scanning with a tablet or smartphone to get additional visual information in 3D format.

The multivolume series “The Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in World Collections” provides for publication of other books devoted to the unique masterpieces of the historical and cultural legacy of Uzbekistan.

 

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