Handwritten Quran with gold, books on Kashmir written on cloth attracts large crowd

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Srinagar

Handwritten holy Quran with gold, besides 700-year-old books in Sanskrit, Persian and Kashmiri languages are attracting large number of people at World Heritage Week in Downtown Srinagar.

The seven-day-long heritage week began at Gani Memorial Reading Centre, Rajouri Kadal in old city on November 19, when authorities had imposed restrictions in the area to prevent any law and order problem following a shutdown called by resistance leaders against Cordon and Search Operations (CASO) and killing of militants in the valley.

The libraries department showcased the rarest of the rare books, particularly in Sanskrit, Persian and Kashmir languages which are around 700-year-old.

The handwritten Quran with gold, Bhagwat Geeta, Encyclopedia of all living creatures in a paper machie art were showcased which are major attraction.

Some history books on Kashmir written on cloth and 1870 dated book of Hakim Luqman which includes his 100 advises to his son were also showcased.

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