"The Indian National Bibliography........ is the first
major contribution to the world of bibliography made by independent
India.... A first publication of this type has to face the difficulties
inherent in a pioneering effort, but our scholars here displayed both
courage an resourcefulness in overcoming them".
Kabir, July 9
The then Minister of Education 1958.
"........What a wonderful job you have made of it..... everyone is
to be congratulated on the enormous amount of work and thought that has
gone into this splendid result. I know that your countrymen are going to
be proud of this work and I feel I want to shake you and your colleagues
by the hand for having set your National Bibliography of to such a
A.J.Wells, General Editor,
The British National
October 8 1958.
".... the Indian National Bibliography will take it's proper place
in the rank of best national bibliographies"
Lenin State Library, Moscow, USSR
November 6, 1958.