Kolkata chromosome: Bibliophilia from a lost age
Detectives and literary works are part of the treasure trove that Jadavpur University team found at a recently at a closed factory library
A decade after India’s first camera manufacturing factory formally closed down, the third-floor library area at National Instruments Ltd (NIL) in Kolkata lies buried under dust and soot. Official letters and documents are strewn on the steps leading to it; optical equipment and computers sit idle in the factory’s gargantuan halls; and the glass jars in the laboratories still have the fetid whiff of chemicals.
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