Medical Heritage Library

His Highness Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Medical Heritage Library

The ‘His Highness Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Medical Heritage Library’ is always in need of monetary contributions to purchase new materials and equipment that document and preserve the historical information on India’s rich medical heritage. Cash contributions to the library can be made the FRLHT foundation. Donations made to this fund will be used for the purchase of books, videos, subscriptions to journals, or procurement of other resources to build the library’s collection and technology tools that will be used by our students for research.

The Indian Medical Heritage Library relies on the generosity of its donors to build its collections, archives and special collections to realize its vision of becoming India’s largest medical heritage reference library. Donations of books, scriptures and other materials are accepted. The Heritage collection focuses on Medical heritage related material such as photographs, formulation documents, slides, medicinal plant genealogies, books, manuscripts, yearbooks, botanical maps, and other traditional medicine related ephemera. If you have ancient folk records, medical diaries, photographs of scriptures, books, maps or other items that you believe would enhance our Heritage Collection, please contact us.

Support the expansion and development of the Heritage Library – US $ 1 Million

Donations may be made:

  • In Memory of a deceased relative or friend
  • In Honor of your parent(s)
  • In Memory of a national leader
  • In Honor of a favorite faculty
  • In Honor of a special anniversary

A book plate indicating the donor and the honoree will be placed in each book purchased. Additionally, a local note will appear in the bibliographic record and will display in the library catalog. Donors may search the catalog by name to obtain a list of all titles purchased with their donation.

Each donor may identify the subject area in which he/she would like to build the collection. The library will identify the specific titles within the subject area to be added to the collection.

Donations can be made in the form of cheque, demand draft, or credit card payment. The FRLHT Foundation ( is the channel for all contributions a donor wishes to make to the library. All monetary gifts and donations to the foundation provide tax exemption for donors as highlighted below.

  • Individuals: Will get Income tax exemptions of 50% under 80G and 100% under GGA
  • Corporate: Will get 175% benefits on profits under 35 (1)(ii)
  • International: We are registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA No. 094421481)

Please note our PAN No. is AAATF3402F and TAN No. is BLRF02227B