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Indian Government Creates Online Database of Ancient Texts

To preserve the millions of manuscripts the government of India has launched a website – www.namami.org. The government claims that 1.8 million texts are part of this online database. The entire database when complete will consist of nearly five million manuscripts. This was promised in February 2007.

The database of Indian manuscripts is called Kriti Sampada and is created by National Mission for Manuscripts under cultural ministry. It provides information of individual manuscripts, collections of manuscripts and catalogues. The database is available in both English and Hindi.

Update 2013 - The callous and careless attitude of the government is seen in this project. the website in no longer accessible. Few government servants might have reaped good benefit from the project. Nothing useful for the general public.

Update 2015 - The website has reappeared in a different form (www.namami.gov.in/).

Manuscripts Treasures of India to be preserved.