14 September 2023, 11:00 am
‘Evam Vadati Pustakam’: Manuscripts Tell their Stories
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions
Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC
End Date
28 September 2023, 07:00 pm

An exhibition of a selection of digitized South Asian manuscripts from national and international repositories. The exhibits illustrate what manuscripts can tell us about their authors, the process of composition, and the worlds of their readers. It traces the journeys of texts across languages and to different parts of Asia, and stories of how manuscripts were collected down the ages

Inauguration by Dr. S. Jaishankar, Honourable Minister for External Affairs on Wednesday, 13 September 2023 at 18.30 pm

The inauguration also marks the launch of the digital repository, SAMHiTA (Sanskrit for ‘compilation’ or ‘collection’), or South Asian Manuscript Histories and Textual Archive, an initiative of the IIC-International Research Division supported by the Ministry of External Affairs to create a database on South Asian manuscripts in institutions outside India