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Tattvabodha VII

Essays from the Lecture Series of the National Mission for Manuscripts by: Pratapanand Jha

This volume, seventh in the series, consists of twelve papers — eleven in English and one in Hindi — presented by scholars of high repute in different Tattvabodha lectures organized by the National Mission for Manuscripts, presenting varied topics across Indian knowledge system.

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ISBN: 9789380829593
Year Of Publication: 2018
Edition: 1st
Pages : xiii, 171
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: National Mission for Manuscripts
Size: 23
Weight: 450

Overview

The National Mission for Manuscripts was established in February 2003 by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India with the purpose of locating, documenting, preserving and disseminating the knowledge content of India’s handwritten manuscripts, said to be the largest collection of handwritten knowledge documents in the world. While looking ahead to reconnect with the knowledge of the past, the Mission is in the process of trying to re-contextualize the knowledge contained in manuscripts for the present and the future generations.
The Mission launched a lecture series titled “Tattvabodha” in January 2005. Since then, a monthly lecture series is organized in Delhi and other academic centres all over the country. Tattvabodha has established itself as a forum for intellectual discourse, debate and discussion. Eminent scholars representing different aspects of India’s knowledge systems have addressed and interacted with highly receptive audiences over the course of the past few years.
This volume, seventh in the series, consists of twelve papers Þ eleven in English and one in Hindi — presented by well-known and upcoming scholars in different Tattvabodha lectures organized by the Mission.
The volume finds its merit in varied subjects across Indian knowledge system such as Accessing Manuscripts in the Digital Age; Physics in Ancient Indian Knowledge System; Critical and Comparative Review of the Principal Upanishads; The Concept of Shiva in Shiva-rahasya; The Ramacaritam of Ciraman; Editing of Ayurvedic Manuscripts; The Dravyanamakara Nighantu; Tribal Heritage and Indigenous Philosophical Wisdom of Odisha; Glimpses of Archival Manuscripts; Gandhari: A Key Mother Figure of the Mahabharata; Depiction of Indian Culture in Sanskrit Inscriptions of Cambodia; Phasi Katha-Parampara aura Arabyayamini.
The introductions, interpretations, explanations and analyses involved herein should solicit keen interest among academicians, scholars and students of Indology.

Contents

Foreword
Scheme of Transliteration
1. Accessing Manuscripts in the Digital Age: A Pipeline to Create a Hypertext Catalogue
and Searchable Excess to Manuscript Images — Part II
— Peter M. Scharf
2. Physics in Ancient Indian Knowledge System
— Shankar Gopal Nene
3. Critical and Comparative Review of the Principal Upanishads
— Dhirendranath Banerjee
4. The Concept of Shiva in Shiva-rahasya : An Old Unpublished Manuscript
— Satya Deva Misra
5. The Ramacaritam of Ciraman : Its Significance in Malayalam Language and Literature
— T.B. Venugopala Panickar
6. Editing of Ayurvedic Manuscripts
— S.D. Kamat
7. The Dravyanamakara Nighantu of Bhisma Vaidya: An Unpublished Lexicographical Work
on Medicinal Plants
— S.D. Kamat
8. Tribal Heritage and Indigenous Philosophical Wisdom of Odisha : Tradition, Practice and
Contribution to Indian Knowledge System
— Kishore Kumar Tripathy
9. Glimpses of Archival Manuscripts
— Zareena Parveen
10. Gandhari: A Key Mother Figure of the Mahabharata
— Urmi Shah
11. Depiction of Indian Culture in Sanskrit Inscriptions of Cambodia
— C. Upender Rao
12. Pharasi Katha-parampara aur Aarabyamini
— Radhavallabha Tripathi
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