A New Lease of Life for a 200-year-old Indian Library

The 204-year-old Madras Literary Society in Chennai is getting a new lease of life, thanks to youthful volunteers and a social media campaign. Karthik Subramanian finds out more.

The sight takes your breath away.

As you step in, you encounter bookshelf after bookshelf rising up from the floor to the ceiling. It is as though you have stumbled upon a waterfall of books.

The Madras Literary Society library located in the centre of the south Indian city of Chennai, formerly known as Madras.

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