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Manuscripts Collection

The Manuscript Section in the Punjab University Library was established on July 31, 1920. Total collection of this section is estimated to contain more than 24,000 titles. The number of manuscripts in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish, Punjabi and other local languages is about 11,400 while collection of manuscripts in Sanskrit, Hindi, etc. is 8,671 volumes. This is the largest collection of manuscripts in Pakistan.

A brief account of important Arabic, Urdu, Persian and Punjabi Manuscripts is given below:-






Persian Manuscripts Collections

Shirani Collection

Shirani Catalogue

Below is page wise calalogue of the Shirani Collection,





Aazer Collection

Aazer Catalogue

Below is page wise calalogue of the Aazer Collection,





Mujaddadi Collection

Mujaddadi Catalogue

Below is page wise calalogue of the Mujaddadi Collection,



Personal and General Collection

Personal and General Catalogue

Below is page wise calalogue of the Personal and General Collection,

Sanskrit Manuscripts Collections

Punjab University Library has Woolner Sanskrit Manuscript Collection

Dr.A.C.Woolner was professor of Sanskrit. He collected hugely significant Sanskrit manuscript collection in the Punjab University Oriental College. In 1913 the Oriental College Library was merged with the Punjab University Library at the suggestion of Dr. A.C. Woolner and the Sanskrit manuscript collection also became a part of Punjab University Library. This collection has 9075 manuscripts in Sanskrit, Hindi, Prakrit, Sharada, Andhra, Tamil, and Nandinagari languages and scripts. This collection also has more than 2000 palm leaf manuscripts.

Two volumes hand list of this valuable manuscript collection has been published as under:

Sanskrit Catalogue

Labhu Ram - 1932 (Vol-1)

Below is page wise calalogue of the Labhu Ram Sanskrit Collection,





Shanti Saroop Saith - 1941 (Vol-2)

Below is page wise calalogue of the Shanti Saroop Saith Sanskrit Collection,





Arabic Manuscripts Collections

Punjab University Library has following Arabic Manuscript Collection

Arabic Catalogue

Below is page wise calalogue of the Arabic Collection,



Urdu Manuscripts Collections

Punjab University Library has following Urdu Manuscript Collection

Urdu Catalogue

Below is page wise calalogue of the Urdu Collection,





Chania