Saraswathi Mahal Library is positioned in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the oldest libraries in Asia, and has on display an extraordinary series of Palm leaf manuscripts and paper written in Tamil and Sanskrit and some different languages indigenous to India. The series comprises properly over 49,000 volumes, even though only a tiny fraction of these are on show. The library has a whole catalog of holdings, that's being made available online. Some uncommon holdings can be regarded on site by using previous arrangement. The Saraswathi Mahal library started out as a Royal Library for the non-public satisfaction of the then Kings of Thanjavur who ruled 1535 - 1675 AD.
The Maratha rulers who captured Thanjavur in 1675 promoted nearby subculture and further advanced the Royal Palace Library until 1855. Most fantastic a number of the Maratha Kings turned into Serfoji II, who became an eminent scholar in many branches of getting to know and the humanities. In his early age Serfoji studied below the affect of the German Reverent Schwartz, and learned many languages along with English, French, Italian and Latin. He enthusiastically took unique hobby inside the enrichment of the Library, employing many Pandits to accumulate, buy and duplicate a widespread variety of works from all renowned Centres of Sanskrit mastering in Northern India and other a long way-flung areas.