Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Library

Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Library information

Patna , India
Ashok Raj Path
Opening hours
9.30am-5pm Sat-Thu
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This tiny, but fascinating library-cum-museum, founded in 1900, contains a renowned collection of Arabic and Persian manuscripts, Mughal and Rajput paintings, and even the Quran inscribed in a book just 25mm wide. A significant exhibit is Nadir Shah’s sword – perhaps the very weapon he raised at Delhi’s Sunehri Mosque in 1739 to order the massacre of the city’s residents.