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Oriental Institute, NMM start digitization of Jainism manuscripts

 



VADODARA, December 8, 2014: MS University's (MSU) Oriental Institute on Monday started the mammoth task of digitizing thousands of manuscripts.

The institute has a rich collection of around 30,000 rare and valuable manuscripts of which around 6,000 manuscripts pertaining to Jainism have already got digitized by a Jain organisation.

Now, the institute has collaborated with the National Manuscripts Mission (NMM) of Government of India to digitize all the manuscripts which will be made available by the university globally through its website.

MSU vice-chancellor professor Yogesh Singh formally launched the digitization project at the institute in presence of senate and syndicate members of the university.

"In total, we have a collection of 30,218 manuscripts - some from hand-made paper, palm, clothes and on a variety of subjects in different scripts and languages," Oriental Institute's in-charge director Sweta Prajapati said. Source : The Times of India