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Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Institute of Indology E-library with rare books on Hinduism and Astrology

Nearly 2,000 rare manuscripts and books in Ahmedabad's Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Institute of Indology, dating back around 1,200 years, are available in a digitized format. Ancient books on religion including Hinduism, language, culture, history, maths, astrology and astronomy are part of the E-library. You can learn more about Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Institute of Indology here at the official website . Times of India reports "We are the first institute in the country to digitize such rare books and manuscripts on a large scale,'' said Jitendra Shah, director of the institute, adding that their aim was to reach out to the maximum number of scholars and researchers across the globe. Nearly 150 foreign scholars from countries such as the US , Japan , China and Germany visit every year.  The Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Institute of Indology is also a treasure trove of manuscripts relating to Jainism. In all, there are about 45,000 printed books along with 75,000 manuscripts, out of which