The Institute of Jainology, in partnership with King’s College London, has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to develop the digitisation and digital dessemination of the selected Jain Manuscript.
Prof Nalini Balbir has been appointed as the Editor in Chief of the project. She will work with several scholars of Jainism and manusriptology to select the manuscripts from the large collections held by the particpating Institutions and then proceed with creating the contextual database for each selected manuscript.
The database is expected to go on line to provide information in English, Hindi and Gujarati towards the later part of 2012.
During the lifetime of the project, exhibitions of the manuscripts will be held at the regional museums, places of worships and local libraries. also workshops on manuscriptology will be conducted during this period. If you are interested in becoming a part of this exciting project please email to email@example.com
The presentation which can be downloaded explains the various stages of the project, details of collections with each of the participating Institutions, what will the database comprise of and the key stages in execution of the project. This project was formally launched on 17th September. For more details click here.
Update on the project will continue to be made available from this web site.
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