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David Sasson Library,Mumbai 6/2012

The David Sassoon Library and Reading Room is one of the oldest Library and Reading rooms in use in Mumbai,located in the Fort Area in an old business district in the city of Mumbai.It has been declared as protected monuments, heritage structure by the Indian government. A group of young mechanics and foremen of the Royal Mint and Government Dockyard established a museum and library for mechanical models and architectural design, in 1847, which led to the creation of the Sassoon Library. In 1863, Sir David Sassoon, a leading banker of Mumbai, contributed to the government to build a Mechanic’s Institute, now called the David Sassoon Library. This Venetian Gothic styled structure, completed in 1870, forms part of an important ensemble of buildings, that are crucial for the image of the Fort Area. It has a large collection of very rare old books

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  • Uploaded on July 18, 2012
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ10
    • Taken on 2012/06/15 16:52:47
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 6.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash