Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together a list of answers to frequently asked questions about Granth Sanjeevani.
If your query is not answered below, please contact us.

What is available on Granth Sanjeevani?

Granth Sanjeevani carries the digitized editions of the treasures held by the Asiatic Society, Mumbai. Old and Rare books from the 15th Century onwards, Newspapers like Bombay Chronicle, Bombay Times and others, Manuscripts, Journals, Maps and the Government Publications.

Do I need to register or sign-in to access the site?

You don't need to register or sign-in to explore the items available on Granth Sanjeevani, but if you want access to the full range of services – including reading items online and bookmarking favourite item, you need to register and purchase the 365 days membership subscription.

How much does it cost to subscribe?

INR 2400 all inclusive for a 365 days unlimited access subscription.

How can I pay in INR, if I am from outside India?

You will be charged in your local currency by your Credit Card Company, an equivalent of INR 2400.

How do I Register?

Click the Register button available on the Home Page. Fill in the registration details.
A verification email is sent to the registered email id with an activation link. Click on the link to complete the registration. Once registered, you will be prompted to select the 365 days access Membership Plan and complete the Online Payment.

Can I purchase view access to an individual item online?

No. Only members with active subscription can view all items online. There is no selected access available.

Who do I contact if I am having technical problems with my registration or access?

Please see our Contact page for further information.

Which browsers do you support?

Please see our Supported Browser page for further information.
You should find that all pages are functional in all of the supported browsers. However, no two browsers or different versions of a single browser will render all pages identically.

What's your commitment to accessibility?

The Asiatic Society, Mumbai is committed to providing a website that is accessible to all users, irrespective of any reservations.
The website is hosted in a TIER IV Data Centre located in India, and we make every effort to keep the site available to users at all time.
There could be a few down time instances for preventive maintenance and update.

What is your policy on privacy and use of cookies?

Please refer to our Privacy Policy. Cookies are used to help provide the users with the best possible online experience, such as remembering the user session and tracking website performance.

How do I search for content?

You can either use the quick search box at the top. The Help button below the search bar provides tips on how to use the Advanced Search.
Using quick search, keywords entered in this box will search all metadata fields – Title, Author, Publishers, Place, Identifier & Remarks
There is a possibility to search for all of the keywords, some of them or for an exact phrase. There's also a field for excluding terms from your search. You can then limit the search by subject, content type or date and control how the results are sorted – the default is by relevance but you can also sort them by upload date or published date. Once the search results are displayed, you can filter the search by a range of criteria, such as publication date, content type or subject category. If you select any of these filters, then the listing will change to show the items you’ve selected. You can choose how many results are displayed and how they are sorted (e.g. by relevance or by date).

How do I find a book by a particular author?

You can simply enter the author name into the quick search field. When dealing with common names it is advisable to combine this search with another term, such as a word from the title or publication name.

How do I find a Newspaper of a particular date?

You can use the Newspaper Collection interface to have a date wise view of available Newspapers for each Publication and pull out the specific date Newspaper.

Can I save searched items?

Yes. The Registered Members will see a Bookmark icon against every item. You can bookmark interesting items for future reference. Unregistered members do not have this privilege.

Can I Download searched items?

No. Download Option is not available to any member.

Can I Print searched items?

No. Print Option is not available to any member.

Can I use my login id to access Granth Sanjeevani from multiple devices?

Yes. You can use your login id to access from multiple devices, one at a time.
Simultaneous multiple login is not allowed. You will be logged out from the first device, the moment you login from the second one.

Can my institution, become a member of Granth Sanjeevani and provide access to multiple students?

Yes. You need to contact us on to set this up for you.