Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindu > Oriental Research Institutes of India A Brief Introduction
Displaying 4714 of 7075         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Oriental Research Institutes of India A Brief Introduction
Pages from the book
Oriental Research Institutes of India A Brief Introduction
Look Inside the Book
Description
Preface

A lot of our ancient wisdom has been buried in the millions of manuscripts lying uncared for, in our temples, mathas (monasteries) and private libraries of scholars or their descendants. The various Oriental Research Institutes in our country have successfully collected quite a lot of them, are taking care of them and are also bringing them out as printed books. Modern science and technology are being put to good use in this noble work. But for the struggle of these institutes, our appalling ignorance of our glorious ancient culture would have been more appalling.

Here is an attempt to give some basic and elementary information about these research centres.

While preparing this booklet, the book Indologial Studies and Research in India published by the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, in 1992, was very useful. We are indebted to the same.

If the readers’ conscience is roused to know more about them, our effort will not be in vain.

 

Introduction

Oriental Research Institutes are institutions specially devoted to Indological studies. Indology is the science of study of Indian Culture in all is aspects.

With the disappearance of the Gurukula system and the ancient universities like those at Nalanda and Taksasila (Taxila, now in Pakistan) as also the gradual dissolution of the powerful kingdoms by conquests from outside, it became necessary to evolve a method by which the ancient knowledge and wisdom of the East, especially of India, could be revived and preserved.

It is the Western scholars of the 19th and the 20th centuries who were mainly responsible for this revival, though many an Indian scholar too has contributed considerably to it.

The work of these institutes consisted chiefly in collecting and collating rare manuscripts in the oriental languages (like Prakrt and Sanskrit) dealing with religion, philosophy, literature, grammar, arts and sciences, editing them and publishing them with or without translations and explanatory notes.

Where and when such publications are not possible, the manuscripts and other connected materials are preserved by using various modern and scientific devices.

A brief account of these institutions may now be given.

 

Contents

 

  Preface 3
  Introduction 5
1. Adyar Library 6
2. Asiatic Society 7
3. Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (Pune) 10
4. Ganganath Jha Kendriya Samskrta Vidyapitha (Allahabad) 12
5. Kuppusvami Sastri Research Institute (Madras / Chennai) 13
6. Madras Sanskrit Collage (Chennai) 15
7. Mythic Society (Bangalore) 17
8. Oriental Institute (Baroda) 19
9. Oriental Manuscripts Library (Trivandrum) 21
10. Oriental Research Institute (Mysore) 22
11. Oriental Research Institute (Tirupati) 24
12. Samskrta Academy (Madras / Chennai) 26
13. Samskrta Sahitya Parisat (Calcutta / Kolkata) 28
14. Sanskrit Collage (Calcutta / Kolkata) 30
15. Sarasvati Mahal Library (Tanjavur) 31
16. Visvesvaranand Visvabandhu Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies (Hoshiarpur) 32
  Epilogue 34
  Key to Transliteration and Pronunciation 36

Sample Page

Oriental Research Institutes of India A Brief Introduction

Item Code:
IDD084
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2002
Publisher:
ISBN:
81-7907-039-5
Language:
English
Size:
7" x 4.8"
Pages:
36
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 34 gms
Price:
$5.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Oriental Research Institutes of India A Brief Introduction

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 3847 times since 26th Nov, 2014
Preface

A lot of our ancient wisdom has been buried in the millions of manuscripts lying uncared for, in our temples, mathas (monasteries) and private libraries of scholars or their descendants. The various Oriental Research Institutes in our country have successfully collected quite a lot of them, are taking care of them and are also bringing them out as printed books. Modern science and technology are being put to good use in this noble work. But for the struggle of these institutes, our appalling ignorance of our glorious ancient culture would have been more appalling.

Here is an attempt to give some basic and elementary information about these research centres.

While preparing this booklet, the book Indologial Studies and Research in India published by the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, in 1992, was very useful. We are indebted to the same.

If the readers’ conscience is roused to know more about them, our effort will not be in vain.

 

Introduction

Oriental Research Institutes are institutions specially devoted to Indological studies. Indology is the science of study of Indian Culture in all is aspects.

With the disappearance of the Gurukula system and the ancient universities like those at Nalanda and Taksasila (Taxila, now in Pakistan) as also the gradual dissolution of the powerful kingdoms by conquests from outside, it became necessary to evolve a method by which the ancient knowledge and wisdom of the East, especially of India, could be revived and preserved.

It is the Western scholars of the 19th and the 20th centuries who were mainly responsible for this revival, though many an Indian scholar too has contributed considerably to it.

The work of these institutes consisted chiefly in collecting and collating rare manuscripts in the oriental languages (like Prakrt and Sanskrit) dealing with religion, philosophy, literature, grammar, arts and sciences, editing them and publishing them with or without translations and explanatory notes.

Where and when such publications are not possible, the manuscripts and other connected materials are preserved by using various modern and scientific devices.

A brief account of these institutions may now be given.

 

Contents

 

  Preface 3
  Introduction 5
1. Adyar Library 6
2. Asiatic Society 7
3. Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (Pune) 10
4. Ganganath Jha Kendriya Samskrta Vidyapitha (Allahabad) 12
5. Kuppusvami Sastri Research Institute (Madras / Chennai) 13
6. Madras Sanskrit Collage (Chennai) 15
7. Mythic Society (Bangalore) 17
8. Oriental Institute (Baroda) 19
9. Oriental Manuscripts Library (Trivandrum) 21
10. Oriental Research Institute (Mysore) 22
11. Oriental Research Institute (Tirupati) 24
12. Samskrta Academy (Madras / Chennai) 26
13. Samskrta Sahitya Parisat (Calcutta / Kolkata) 28
14. Sanskrit Collage (Calcutta / Kolkata) 30
15. Sarasvati Mahal Library (Tanjavur) 31
16. Visvesvaranand Visvabandhu Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies (Hoshiarpur) 32
  Epilogue 34
  Key to Transliteration and Pronunciation 36

Sample Page

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Refiguring Unani Tibb (Plural Healing in Late Colonial India)
by Guy N.A. Attewell
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Orient Longman Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAG813
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Cultural Heritage of India (Set of 9 Volumes)
Item Code: NAF605
$395.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Saving India’s Medical Manuscripts
Item Code: NAC784
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Medicine in India: Modern Period
Item Code: NAD616
$75.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

The Lakshmi statue arrived today and it is beautiful. Thank you so much for all of your help. I am thrilled and she is an amazing statue for my living room.
Susanna, West Hollywood, CA.
I received my ordered items in good condition. I appreciate your excellent service that includes a very good collection of items and prompt delivery service arrangements upon receiving the order.
Ram, USA
Adishankaracharya arrived safely in Munich. You all did a great job. The packaging was extraordinary well done. Thanks to all of you. I´m very happy...
Hermann, Germany
We had placed the order on your site and we received it today. We had tried a lot for finding that book but we couldn't. Thanks for the book.This was what we wanted.
Harkaran
I received my items in good condition. Packing was excellent. I appreciate your excellent service that includes a very good array of items you offer, various good shipping options, and prompt response upon receiving the order.
Ram
I received the necklace today. It is absolutely beautiful -so amazing. And the beautiful box it came in. Thank you so much for this amazing art. Very best regards.
Clare, Ireland
I received a dupatta with a Warli print. It is so beautiful! Great price.
Marie, USA
I just got the package delivered. The books look in good condition from outside. Thanks again. It is always a pleasure doing business with you.
Shambhu, Brooklyn
I wanted to let you know that the books arrived yesterday in excellent condition. Many, many thanks for the very rapid response. My husband had purchased many years ago a Kâshî Sanskrit Series edition of Nâgesha’s work that lacked the second volume. Delighted to have found the entire work — and in the original edition.
Cheryl, Portland.
I received a sterling silver cuff and ring. Both are more beautiful than I imagined. They came in a beautiful box; I will treasure them. The items here are made by artists.. and the shipping was faster than I expected.
Marie, USA
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India