Meet the Director


Dr. Shayesta Bedar



Dr. Shayesta Bedar joined the Library on 15/04/2019 as Director, KBOPL Patna. Before joining Patna, she was serving Maulana Azad Library, AMU, Aligarh since 1993.
A Ph.D. in History from Patna University, she is Master in Library Science, Persian & History. She has authored, compiled & edited several books and papers of research value in  the field of Librarianship, Indian History, Journalism, Sir Syed & Aligarh Movement, Maulana Azad & Allama Iqbal, Critical editions of Indo-Iranics, Indic studies / Hindu studies (Banaras Temples; Hindu manuscripts) etc.


Major Contributions of Dr. Shayesta Bedar during the last  few years: a) establishing of a Library Museum at Maulana Azad Library of AMU, (b) Compiled, edited & brought out for the first time,  Catalogues of Important Collections of 10,000 Manuscripts, preserved in Maulana Azad Library, (c) Compiled & Edited Comprehensive Bibliography on Sir Syed & Aligarh Movement in 3 volumes, (d) Compiling of  Indices of Significant Research Journals. 


Present Address
Director, Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Ashok Rajpath, Patna - 800 004.                  
(0612) - 2371507, (Fax- 0612- 2370315).





 Dr. Shayesta Bedar