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Catalogue on rare Arabic manuscripts launched

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On the occasion of the 67th Independence Day of India, Dairutul Maarifil Osmania (Osmania Oriental Publications Bureau), Hyderabad, launched a...

On the occasion of the 67th Independence Day of India, Dairutul Maarifil Osmania (Osmania Oriental Publications Bureau), Hyderabad, launched a descriptive catalogue consisting of hundreds of years old Arabic books and manuscripts brought from different countries and preserved in the institution. The catalogue was unveiled by Prof. S Satyanarayana, Vice Chancellor of Osmania University; Prof. S. Mallesh, Principal, Arts College, OU; Dr Mohammed Mustafa Shareef, Director Dairutul Maarifil, Osmania and Mohammed Anwar Mahmood, Former Chief Public Relations Officer, The Consulate General of the State of Qatar, Mumbai.


The manuscripts in the catalogue are on various subjects like History, Geography, Indology, Mathematics, Physics, Mysticism and Medicine. The catalogue is also available on the website www.dairatulmaarif.org. The main objectives of the institution is to procure, transcribe, collate, edit and publish rare Arabic manuscripts of prominent scholars belonging to the classical era of Islam and present them in a nice printed form for the use of scholars across the world.

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