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Russia and India to digitize Indian manuscripts stored in St. Petersburg

23.05.2021 210 просмотров

Specialists from Russia and India will jointly digitize a collection of Indian manuscripts.

Russia and India are working on the digitization of Indian manuscripts stored at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. This was reported to journalists by the Ambassador of the Republic to the Russian FederationBala Venkatesh Varma.

Bala Venkatesh Varma recalled that in 2017 the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi visited the institute.
< br> The diplomat noted that the institute has a very large collection of Indian manuscripts in both Sanskrit and modern languages. “During my meeting with the director of the institute, Ms. Irina Popova, I expressed my gratitude for the preservation of these manuscripts, which are of great value not only for Russia and India, but for the whole world,” he said. — We are working on a cooperation program for the digitization of manuscripts and the development of a more active dialogue between scientists in India and Russia. This program will be implemented over the next two to three years and will also be developed in the coming years.”

The Ambassador added that during his visit to St. Petersburg, he also met with a group of Indologists. “There are very long traditions of Indology here, including the study of Sanskrit, various Indian languages, and I had a fruitful meeting with scientists,” he said.

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