Mysore University VC releases six books brought out by ORI

Mysore University VC releases six books brought out by ORI

January 7, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: University of Mysore (UoM) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof. G. Hemantha Kumar released six books brought out by Oriental Research Institute (ORI) at a programme jointly organised by ORI and Prasaranga at ORI near Crawford Hall here yesterday.

The books released were — ‘Kavijana  Kamadhenu Mummadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar’ (author – Dr. S. Shivarajappa), ‘Siddasidhantha Padhathi’ (edited by Dr. C. Parvathi), ‘Ashwalakshanam’ (edited by Dr. M. Geetha), ‘Prof. H. Deveerappa – Baduku Baraha’ (author- G.N. Siddalingappa), ‘Shree Chamundika Laghunigantu’ (edited by S.C. Shobha) and ‘Suryachandravamshanucharitham’ (edited by Dr. Diddigi Vamshi Krishna).

Speaking after releasing the books, Prof. Hemantha Kumar said that ORI is a research Institute with a collection of very rare palm leaf manuscripts and paper manuscripts.

Pointing out that the ORI was established by the erstwhile Mysuru Maharaja Mummadi Chamaraja Wadiyar in 1924, he said that the ORI now has a collection of more than 70,000 works in Sanskrit and Kannada, with 222 of them under publication by the University’s Prasaranga.

Noting that the Prasaranga has so far published over 2,800 works of different languages, he said that the Prasaranga has created a record of sorts at the University level in the country for its publication of English, Sanskrit and Kannada editions of very rare palm leaf and paper manuscripts.

The authors/ editors of all the six works released today were felicitated on the occasion.

Prasaranga Director Prof. N.M. Talwar presided. ORI Director  Dr. S. Shivarajappa, UoM Registrar Prof. R. Shivappa, Syndicate Member Ningarajegowda and others were present.

Book Expo

A book expo featuring works brought out by ORI and other reputed publishers was launched on the occasion which will conclude today (Dec. 7). Books are available at a 50 percent discount at the expo.


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