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Nur-i-Afshan Digital Archives is an online Digital Version of an Urdu Weekly News Magazine from 18th Century, published from 1873-1944 from various places in pre-partition india. 

 

The almost complete backfile of Nur-i-Afshan bi-weekly Newspaper found in the Ewing Memorial Library of the Forman Christian College in Lahore, Pakistan, was its last available copy in the world, which has now been digitized with the help of a major grant of GBP 35600, from  the British Library Endangered Archives Program. A complete browsable list of the magazine is now available online at the url: EAP660: Nur-i-Afshan Archives: Perspectives on the Inter-religious history of Punjab 1873-1944

 

This newspaper is one of the very few primary sources of historic information from local Indian sources, which has a great historical significance since it forms part of a large and growing corpus of Urdu periodical publishing in the nineteenth century and carries local and international news summaries, government postings, commodity prices, and advertisements, but also opinion articles, essays, proverbs, and poems. It gives primary information about interesting events and fact about the life in 18th Century India with glimpses of important International events.


Bushra A. Jaswal
Chief Librarian & Associate Professor,
Ewing Memorial Library
Lahore: July 1, 2015  

 

 
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