Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Arabic Persian Research Institute, Tonk Rajasthan is running under the Department of Art and Culture, Government of Rajasthan which was established on 4th December 1978. The work of conservation and promotion of Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Urdu and handwritten manuscripts of archaeological importance is accomplished here. There is a museum preserving handwritten manuscripts in the institute. The specialty of this institute is that the world's largest Quran Sharif has been kept. For viewing.

The Arabic and Persian Research Institute Tonk, designated lately as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Arabic and Persian Research Institute stepped in a chequered history of crowning glory of the splendid past.(through various stages of exhilarating and climatic character tracing its archaic origin to the establishment of Tonk Distt.) This Distt. Branch office primarily commenced upon functioning with the transfer of 3064 manuscripts coupled with 133 rare books from the Saeedia Library which had been established by the erstwhile princely state of Tonk.

This Institute is well known to the world for its rare manuscripts on Historiography, Orientalogy, Islamic Studies, Sufism, Urdu, Arabic and Persian Literature, Catalogues, Medicines, Auto-biographies, Medieval History, Literature based on Independence, Calligraphy, Philosophy, and Calligraphic Art etc.