ASTANA – The National Center of Manuscripts and Rare Books retrieved copies of Persian language books “Tarikh-i-Abul Khair Khan” and “History of Mongols” found in the collections of the Patna Library in India, reported the Ministry of Culture and Information press service on Dec. 25, 2023.
Archive-2025 project launched in 2017 is aimed to return to Kazakhstan rare books and manuscripts. Photo credit: gov.kz.
The returned books might shed new light on the history of Abulkhair Khan, the ruler of the Small Zhuz (one of three alliances of Kazakh nomadic tribes) from 1710 to 1748. As a Chingizid (descendant of Genghis Khan), he played a crucial role in military actions against the Dzungars.