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Welcome to NMML

Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library is housed in the historic Teen Murti campus located south of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, the capital city of India.
Designed by Robert Tor Russel and built in 1929-30 as part of Edwin Lutyens' imperial capital, Teen Murti House was the official residence of the Commander-in-Chief in India. In August 1948, after the departure of the last British Commander-in-Chief, Teen Murti House became the official residence of independent India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, who lived here for sixteen years until his death on May 27, 1964. Soon thereafter, the Government of India decided that the Teen Murti House should be dedicated to him and house a museum and a library.
On Jawaharlal Nehru's 75th birth anniversary on November 14, 1964 Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, President of India, formally dedicated the Teen Murti House to the nation and inaugurated the Nehru Memorial Museum.
Founded as an autonomous institution, the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), is dedicated to the objective of promoting advanced research on Modern and Contemporary India.
On 1 April 1966, the Government set up the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society to manage the institution, which has today emerged as a place of pilgrimage for the Indian masses on the one hand and as a premier research centre and a forum for intellectual activity on the other.
Initially, the Museum was set up in the eastern wing of the Teen Murti House and the Library in the western wing. With the rapid growth of research material in the Library over the years, there was a pressing need for more space. An exclusive Library building was constructed adjacent to the Teen Murti House and inaugurated by Shri V. V. Giri, President of India, in January 1974.
The steady increase in the volume of research material further necessitated the construction of an Annexe building, which was completed in 1989. The Centre for Contemporary Studies was set up as a new unit of NMML in this building in 1990.
Over the past four decades, the NMML has emerged as a premier institution of research on the Indian history and society of the modern and contemporary period. Endeavouring constantly to maintain and enhance its reputation as a centre of academic excellence, NMML is simultaneously engaged in trying to popularize the ideas and values of Jawaharlal Nehru and the movement for India's independence.
Our institution is an important example of a vibrant and enduring academic culture in India.
Lectures and Seminars, which constitute an important activity of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, are organized regularly and their deliberations are published.
The NMML has enhanced and expanded its academic resources considerably in the recent past. Today, the Library houses not just an exhaustive collection of published material on numerous aspects of modern and contemporary history but also possesses an impressive and diverse archival holding. Regularly updated, expanded and made available for research, these holdings make the NMML a major academic destination for Indian and foreign scholars from diverse disciplines and varied fields of interest.
The General Council and the President and the Vice-President of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society are nominated by the Central Government. Read More

Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya

The Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya is a tribute to every Prime Minister of India since Independence, and a narrative record of how each one has contributed to the development of our nation over the last 75 years. It is a history of collective effort, and powerful evidence of the creative success of India’s democracy. Our Prime Ministers came from every class and tier of society, for the gates of democracy were equally open to all. Each one left an important footprint on the journey of development, social harmony and economic empowerment that has enabled India to give true meaning to freedom. We inherited an impoverished land from the debris of British colonialism, and together gave it a new life, lifting our country from famished deprivation to food-surplus status, and creating infrastructure over barren territory for the benefit of the people.
The Teen Murti Estate, home to India’s first Prime Minister Shri Jawaharlal Nehru for 16 years, was the natural environment for Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya, because this is a story of continuity.
The Sangrahalaya is a seamless blend which begins at the renovated and refurbished Nehru Museum building, now completely updated and technologically advanced displays on the life and contribution of Shri Jawaharlal Nehru. The new panorama includes a section which exhibits a large number of rare gifts received by him from all over the world but never put on display.
The saga of modern India starts with the freedom struggle and the making of a great Constitution. The Sangrahalaya goes on to tell the story of how our Prime Ministers navigated the nation through various challenges and ensured the all-round progress of the country. Within this story is a message for the younger generation: there are greater horizons to conquer as we transform India into New India.

Library

The NMML also houses a specialized Library which has been designed and developed as a specific research and reference centre on colonial and post-colonial India with its very rich and varied collection of books, journals, photographs and other resource materials on microfilm.
Open to bonafide researchers on payment of a nominal fee, the Library offers valuable opportunities for doing advanced research and reference work on social sciences, with an emphasis on modern Indian history.
Its relevance is augmented by the archives of rare non-official research materials; an Oral History Project to record the reminiscences of the makers of modern India and the NMML's Centre for Contemporary Studies, which awards Fellowships for exploring new areas and issues of research in social sciences. Over the last four decades, scholars on modern and contemporary history have found the institution almost indispensable for carrying out their research.
The Library has succeeded in acquiring the back volumes of several important newspapers and periodicals which are valuable sources for the study of modern India. The Library has a rich collection of material on microfilms and microfiche. It includes more than 18,231 microfilm rolls of private papers, missionary records, newspapers and old and rare journals and 51,322 microfiche plates of research materials. The Reprography Division of the institution has contributed substantially to augment these research resources, which are increasingly drawn upon by scholars.
The holdings of the Library cover a wide range of subjects and aspects related to modern and contemporary history, roughly covering the period from the eighteenth century onwards up to the present times. The collections are enormous and diverse ranging from books, journals, photographs, periodicals, newspapers, private papers and oral history records. Currently, the Library maintains a collection of more than 267 thousand printed books and over 200 thousand photographs related to Jawaharlal Nehru and the Indian freedom movement. Regular purchase of printed material and donations by various individuals and institutions help NMML update and expand the holdings of its Library.
The Library has grouped its holdings of published works about Jawaharlal Nehru and on issues and subjects related to him under the heading 'Nehruana'. This collection of published books concerning Nehru has his writings; numerous collections of his correspondence and speeches; academic works relating to diverse aspects of his life, thought, politics and leadership.
Similar collections have been prepared for Mahatma Gandhi under the head 'Gandhiana' and for Indira Gandhi under the title 'Indirana'.
Journals and periodicals are housed in a separate Periodicals Section within the Library, which currently maintains a collection of 487 journals in English, Hindi and other regional languages.
The Photo Division of the Library housed within the Library, possesses an impressive collection of photographs of the freedom movement in India and national leaders of the pre and post independence periods. This collection currently stands around 2,02,415 photographs and negatives of another 100 thousand images. Apart from being utilized for different exhibitions held in the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, the photographs are being used increasingly by newspapers, authors, publishers and various government and non-official agencies for multiple purposes including exhibitions, documentaries and television programmes.

Nehru Planetarium

Since its inception, the Nehru Planetarium has been playing a seminal role in disseminating knowledge about celestial space sciences and promoting education in astronomy. With a view to bringing its equipment and infrastructure at par with other planetariums in the world the Nehru Planetarium was modernized by installing a Hybrid Projector in the year 2010. With its various innovative and informative shows like ‘Ultimate Universe', 'New Solar System' and ‘Astronaut’, it enlightens its visitors about the mysteries of the sky. The planetarium is amongst the few in the world, which has frequently updated full dome shows, which have been created completely in-house.
The strength of the Planetarium lies in its live interactions and programs, which have been constantly improvised and innovated, over the years, for visitors, students and amateur astronomers. Programs for school and college students and amateur astronomers along with workshops and observing activities are organized throughout the year. Astronomy quizzes and art competitions are held in the months of February and August.

  • Bed Room of Jawaharlal Nehru at Teen Murti House

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  • Teen Murti House Front View: An old photo

  • Bed Room of Jawaharlal Nehru at Teen Murti House

  • Teen Murti House

  • Teen Murti House Front View: An old photo

  • Bed Room of Jawaharlal Nehru at Teen Murti House

  • Teen Murti House

  • Teen Murti House Front View: An old photo

  • Bed Room of Jawaharlal Nehru at Teen Murti House

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  • Teen Murti House Front View: An old photo

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