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Three books brought out by Oriental Research Institute released
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Three books brought out by Oriental Research Institute released

October 31, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: University of Mysore (UoM) Vice-Chancellor Prof. G. Hemantha Kumar released three books brought out by the city’s Oriental Research Institute (ORI) at a programme held at Crawford Hall here on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Hemantha Kumar said that the three works — ‘Manushastra Vivaranam’, ‘Khadga Shastra’ and ‘Srimatkrishnaraja Gunaloka’ — are of…

VC inaugurates Fumigation Chamber at ORI
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VC inaugurates Fumigation Chamber at ORI

August 25, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: A full-fledged Fumigation Chamber at Oriental Research Institute (ORI) is likely to become a reality in one year, said Prof. G. Hemantha Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore (UoM). He was speaking after inaugurating the Fumigation Chamber and World Environment Day celebrations organised by ORI, UoM, in association with Department of Ancient History and Archaeology…

Hi-tech technology to increase longevity of palm-leaf manuscripts
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Hi-tech technology to increase longevity of palm-leaf manuscripts

August 25, 2020

ORI becomes first in South India to adopt fumigation method Mysore/Mysuru: The Oriental Research Institute (ORI), a treasure trove of priceless palm scripts and paper manuscripts of many centuries, is embarking on an ambitious project of creating a Fumigation Chamber to improve longevity of these manuscripts. With this, ORI has become the first institute in…

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…

Expo of rare manuscripts at ORI
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Expo of rare manuscripts at ORI

November 4, 2019

Mysuru: A four-day exhibition of rare manuscripts, organised at Oriental Research Institute (ORI), University of Mysore (UoM), to commemorate the birth centenary of Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, concluded on Nov.2. Inaugurating the expo, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar said that ORI was a treasure house of knowledge and likened it to Ambari of Mysore Palace. He observed…

Rudrapatna Shamasastry  and Oriental Research Library
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Rudrapatna Shamasastry and Oriental Research Library

June 30, 2019

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Rudrapatna Shamasastry, who discovered the palm leaf manuscript of Kautilya’s Arthashastra became a celebrity all over the world overnight. Perhaps this has no parallel in the history of literature in any of the languages known to us. Rudrapatnam has…

ORI to digitise ancient palm leaf manuscripts soon
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ORI to digitise ancient palm leaf manuscripts soon

July 9, 2018

Mysuru: The century-old Oriental Research Institute (ORI) in the city that comes under University of Mysore, a treasure trove of ancient palm leaf and paper manuscripts, is all set to digitise its collection  and preserve them for posterity. To be taken up in a phase-wise manner, the digitisation entails scanning and copying some of the…

Oriental Research Institute hosts seminar on Mummadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar
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Oriental Research Institute hosts seminar on Mummadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar

March 13, 2018

Mysuru:  Oriental Research Institute (ORI) in association with Mahajana First Grade College had organised a National Seminar on ‘Literary contributions of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar’ at Aryabhata auditorium in Manasagangothri here this morning. About 200 scholars and students of history participated. The seminar commenced with Vedaghosha by vedic scholars and rendition of the then official anthem…

Dr. R. Shamasastry Mahamahopadyaya of Mysuru who discovered the lost treatise Arthashastra!
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Dr. R. Shamasastry Mahamahopadyaya of Mysuru who discovered the lost treatise Arthashastra!

February 20, 2018

By Dr. S.N. Bhagirath, Anaesthesiologist, Bengaluru Mahamahopadyaya Rudrapatna Shamasastry was an extraordinary scholar who brought international fame to the city of Mysuru. He was born on 12th January 1868 at Basavapatna, to parents Venkataramaiah and Puttamma. At the age of 13, he came to Mysuru to study under Pt. Kallikote Sastry. He later joined Maharaja…

Manuscript digitisation at ORI mooted
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Manuscript digitisation at ORI mooted

February 4, 2018

In-Charge Mysore Varsity VC Prof. Basavaraju announces at special lecture Mysuru: The University of Mysore has planned to digitise more than 30,000 manuscripts and 70,000 ancient records in the form of books preserved at the Oriental Research Institute (ORI), said in-Charge Vice Chancellor Prof. C. Basavaraju. He was speaking after inaugurating a lecture on ‘Importance…

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