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Shyam Benegal donates 2,500 books to Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts


Unveiled at Kala Nidhi, the IGNCA's reference library, the collection comprises books on arts, history, literature, theatre and cinema.

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Shyam Benegal's personal collection of about 2,500 books was unveiled by the veteran filmmaker and was donated to Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in New Delhi on Sunday (16 September).

Unveiled at Kala Nidhi, the IGNCA's reference library, the collection comprises books on arts, history, literature, theatre and cinema. One important book in the collection is Battles of the Indian Mutiny by Michael Edwardes.

At the inaugural session, Benegal said, "I am fascinated by books. Today, you can read books in the laptop or Kindle but you can't feel it, you can't smell it."