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Memory of Asia: Palm-leaf Manuscript Project

The Institute of Asian Studies serves as Asian regional training centre for UNESCO's Memory of the World project to conserve and digitalize thousands of Asian palm-leaf manuscripts, starting with The Tamil Medical Manuscript Collection of the IAS and other manuscript repositories in South India. The IAS-based project is designed to preserve endangered manuscripts and make their contents accessible to people worldwide in the form of an online ASCII-character database and expanded project Web site with online 'reading rooms' of original palm-leaf manuscript images. For details about this major IAS project, visit the project home page:

Memory of Asia Palm-leaf Manuscript Project


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