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Turn an old leaf: Oriental Research Institute digitising palm leaf manuscripts
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Turn an old leaf: Oriental Research Institute digitising palm leaf manuscripts

March 14, 2020

By M.B. Pavan Murthy Digitalisation of the oldest extant copy of Kautilya’s Arthashastra and other manuscripts will be a reality soon at the more-than-a-century-old Oriental Research Institute (ORI) in Mysuru. The institute has taken steps to digitise its vast collection of nearly 70,000 palm leaf and paper manuscripts in Sanskrit and Kannada. Kautilya’s Arthashastra was…

Digitalisation: Boon or Bane ?

Digitalisation: Boon or Bane ?

December 26, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC One look at the giant  strides we have made at digitalisation, it is scary. You buy an electronic product and in three months it is outdated! For someone who has seen six decades of life, I can safely say that I am an outdated model.  As I was browsing…


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