India - Passionate researcher’s personal library collection helps students


Recently Robert Frykenberg, Professor Emeritus of History & South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin, and a committed Christian, donated the vast bulk of his unique personal library collection, specialising in Asian history, to the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS) in Bangalore, India, in a gesture to support Indian students. The shipping and logistics were arranged and covered by LeaDev-Langham.

Now in his late eighties, and retired to his home in Madison, Wisconsin, Bob visited SAIACS to teach some years ago, but was forced to stop travelling because of fragile health.

Faculty staff from SAIACS see the donation of the collection as a valuable contribution to the development of their learning resources.

“SAIACS library is honoured to have part of Prof. Frykenberg’s personal library collection on South Asian history, sociology and other valuable resources in our archives,” says Yesan Sellan, Chief Librarian at SAIACS.

Read more about Prof Frykenberg in this newsclip

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