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Story in numbers: The 'poor' state of public libraries in India

There is one rural library for every 11,500 people, and one urban library for over 80,000 people

Story in numbers: The 'poor' state of public libraries in India

The first public libraries Act, the Madras Public Library Act, was passed in 1948. Its goal was to introduce legal provisions for offering public library services, for the public and funded by the public
India’s public library movement, which was pioneered by the likes of Maharaja Sayajirao III Gaekwad of Baroda, American library administrator William Alanson Borden, and mathematician and librarian S R Ranganathan, began in the late 19th century. The movement was part of pre-Independence social movements for literacy development that took place in several states, such as Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.
After Independence, there have been
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First Published: Jun 30 2019 | 9:42 PM IST

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