ISBN 9788190402958,Tattvabodha: Essays From The Lecture Series Of The National Mission For Manuscripts, Vol. I

Tattvabodha: Essays From The Lecture Series Of The National Mission For Manuscripts, Vol. I



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788190402958

ISBN-10 8190402951

Hard Back

Number of Pages 176 Pages
Language (English)

Religion: general

The National Mission for Manuscripts was established as a five-year mission in February 2003 by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India with the purpose of locating, documenting, presenting and disseminating the knowledge content of India's handwritten manuscripts, said to be the largest collection of handwritten knowledge documents anywhere in the world. While looking ahead to reconnect with the knowledge of the past, the Mission is in the process of trying to re-contextualize the knowledge contained in manuscripts for the present and the future generations. The Mission launched a lecture series titled "Tattvabodha" in January 2005. Since then, a monthly lecture series in Delhi and other centres in the country, Tattvabodha has established itself as a forum for intellectual discourse, debate and discussion. Eminent scholars representing different aspects of India's knowledge systems have addressed and interacted with highly receptive audience over the course of the past year and a half. The present volume comprises the first ten lectures under Tattvabodha. A glance at the list of contributors will reveal that the Mission has had the privilege of hosting the finest exponents of Indian culture and the compilation of their lectures makes for invaluable literature. The contributors are listed in alphabetic order: M. K. Byrski, R. Champakalakshmi, Lokesh Chandra, D. P. Chattopadhyaya, G. N. Devy, Irfan Habib, Sheldon Pollock, Namwar Singh, M. S. Valiathan and Kapila Vatsyayan.