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Manuscripts with Oriental Research Institute to be digitised

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHILPA P
Published Jan 9, 2020, 2:37 am IST
Updated Jan 9, 2020, 2:37 am IST
A pilot project focusing on one book will be completed in a month’s time.
ORI in Mysuru which houses the highest number of rare palm leaf and paper manuscripts in the country, including the famed Arthashastra of Kautilya, is gearing up to conserve these works in digital form for the benefit of future generations.
 ORI in Mysuru which houses the highest number of rare palm leaf and paper manuscripts in the country, including the famed Arthashastra of Kautilya, is gearing up to conserve these works in digital form for the benefit of future generations.

Mysuru: Oriental Research Institute (ORI) in Mysuru which houses the highest number of rare palm leaf and paper manuscripts in the country, including the famed Arthashastra of Kautilya, is gearing up to conserve these works in digital form for the benefit of future generations.

P.R. Mukund, professor of electrical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, who is known for saving several ancient Indian manuscripts including those related to Vedic knowledge mainly through his Tara Prakashana, visited ORI in this regard on Wednesday along with Mysuru-Kodagu BJP MP Pratap Simha.

 

Simha told Deccan Chronicle that the plan is to conserve these rare manuscripts at ORI in the form of e-books using a technology called wafer-fiche at a cost of over Rs 5 crore by entering into a MoU with Tara Prakashana. A pilot project focusing on one book will be completed in a month’s time.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Mysore




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