Yellow, torn to white and crisp


Books are tangible evidence of our past with important culture and history within its covers. However, with time and age, the book deteriorates; the binding rots, and the paper becomes weak, tears and discolours.

Therefore, it’s vital to conserve our literary heritage from the morbidity of time, and as P Renganathan says, books are the most important tools for preservation of human history for future generations. The Chennai-based book restorer has worked to preserve important printed materials for several libraries in Chennai and also across the country, and is well-known within the restoration community.

For Renganathan, it started in 1995, while laminating a student’s certificate.....................Read more

 

Source: The New Indian Express


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