1.8-mn ancient manuscripts go online

Posted on February 14, 2007 

1.8-mn ancient manuscripts go online

The government has created an online database of 1.8 million ancient texts to promote them as treasures of the country and to preserve millions of neglected manuscripts. Out of the five million manuscripts, 1.8 million have been documented.

As the manuscripts were lying neglected, the ministry had set up a National Mission for Manuscripts with the aim to locate them through a nation-wide surveys and then to document and catalogue them.

It will be available to the public, in both Hindi and English, and they could search on the basis of title, author, script, language, subject and material.

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