Raza Library, Moradabad

Raza Library

Raza Library (Heritage Site) snapshot

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About Raza Library (Heritage Site)

Raza Library is located in  Rampur district of Moradabad division. Established in the late 18th century, it is considered as the heritage site for Indo-Islamic culture. The library was built by Nawab Faizullah Khan, the ruler of Rampur, between 1774 and 1794. The purpose of this library was to warehouse various historic manuscripts and miniature specimens of Islamic calligraphy.

During the reign of Nawab Ahmad Ali Khan between 1794 and 1840, this library grew in status and popularity. All the Nawabs are remembered for being great scholars, poets, musicians, painters and calligraphers. In the year 1855, Nawab Yousuf Ali Khan Nazim, an Urdu poet himself, took charge of the library. He was assisted by the legendary poet Mirza Ghalib.  

Nawab Kalbe Ali Khan, during his reign from 1887 to 1889, also added a collection of rare manuscripts to the library. These manuscripts were from the sacred book of Quran, which was brought back by him from his Hajj pilgrimage.  

After Independence in 1947, the library was managed by a trust until the government took over it’s operations on 1 July 1975.  


What travellers are saying about Raza Library

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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3 traveller reviews for Raza Library

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Govind Gupta

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  • Govind Gupta
  • Lives in Pilibhit
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  422 readers

"Library with a Museum"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 16, 2016
The library is good enough, one can find any type of literature of some languages, it is in Rampur. People from different places come to see the library and the museum, museum is quite big enough in which you will come to know about the differnt Nawab's of Rampur.
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Salman Zahid

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  • Salman Zahid
  • Lives in Rampur
  • 4 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  886 readers

"Best for history loving people"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 13, 2015
It's a good day and I am going to tell you about it viz Rampur Raza Library. It's a great place to visit. It's historical data and other information contained therein will let people amazed.
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Mayur Agarwal

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  • Mayur Agarwal
  • Lives in Rampur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Various precious book are found here"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2015
Raza library is a collection of various precious books, articles, manuscripts of Hindi, Sanskrit and Arabic. Some of them are so old that even paper was not discovered then. The place has nice connectivity with bus and trains. One should visit this place to get a view of our ancient culture.
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