Dr. RanganathanMaharaja Bir Chandra manikyaBirchandra State Central Library, Agartala is the apex Library of the Public Library system in Tripura. It was established in 1896 during the reign of Maharaja’s Period which has a historical background. Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya (1862-1896) originally made an attempt to establish a good library in the Palace for the members of the Royal Family and he established such a Library during his life time. So many Bengali books & English books were collected in the Palace library. In 1896, the English collections was kept in the Palace Library while the vernacular section was shifted to a separate house and the library was thrown open to the general public for their use. More..