Gujarat State Archives (GSA)
"The primary objective of GSA is to archive and preserve the public records of the Government of Gujarat. In addition, it preserves the private papers of eminent personalities and other documents of archival value."
On May 29, 2023 IIMA Archives and the Gujarat State Archives (GSA) launched an online exhibition, Maritime Trade of Gujarat's Princely States: Nawanagar and Porbandar (https://archives.iima.ac.in/exhibitions/Maritime-Trade-Of-Gujarats-Princely_States.html). The exhibits were drawn from the Jamnagar and Porbandar offices of GSA. GSA has four other offices at Vadodara, Junagadh, Bhavnagar and Rajkot cities of Gujarat, and a head office at the state capital Gandhinagar. Though GSA was formally established only in December 1971, some of its units have a long history. The Vadodara office was established in 1879; the Rajkot office has been in existence since 1857, and the Junagadh unit was set up between 1840-45 during the time of Nawab Hamid Khan Babi II (r. 1840-1858).
Figure 2: Directory of Merchants and Manufacturers in India, 1915
Figure 3: Emergency travel document, October 2, 1940
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