When was the first public library founded in the Indian subcontinent?برصغیر پاک و ہند میں پہلی پبلک لائبریری کب قائم ہوئی؟

The first public library in the Indian subcontinent was the Calcutta Public Library, which was founded in 1836 in Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. It was established by the British colonial government in India and was originally intended for use by European residents of the city. However, it later became open to the general public and became an important cultural and intellectual center in the city.