The Centre for Gandhian Studies, sponsored by the University Grants Commission, was established in the University premise on August 9, 2000. The Centre aims to grow into a research centre for the study of Gandhi and Gandhian thought. For this purpose, an initiative has been taken to collect primary material in the shape of letters, diaries, photographs, memoirs etc. Along with these a drive has been taken towards documentation of secondary literature on and by Gandhi that are available in the most important libraries in Kolkata like, the National Library, The Bangiya Sahitya Parishad Library, Barrackpore Gandhi Memorial Museum Library and numerous District Libraries. Moreover, the Centre is trying to set up its own library of secondary works on Gandhi. Some recorded interviews of Gandhians who are no more with us have been collected here. Copies of records (Documents & Manuscripts) available at the India Office Library, London, Centre for South Asian Studies, Cambridge, Indian Institute Library, Oxford (hand written & photocopied) are also now preserved.
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