Duration: 17 min, 14 sec
Script: Gautam Chatterjee
Calcutta University Manuscript Library: The film traces the
collections built up over time and highlights some texts - Sapta Ratna
(seven holy Buddhist symbols); Aṣṭa Sahasrikā Prajńā Pāramitā;
Tibetan manuscripts on medicine; 250 year- old Oriya text on Caitanya
Caritāmṛta; 300 year old Vedānta text, etc.
Asiatic Society, Kolkata: It has 47,000 manuscripts in twenty-six
languages. Some of the manuscripts shown in the film are Āin-i-Akbarī,
Kubjikśmatam Tarjumā-i-Mahābhārata and View of Calcutta, 1848.
Bangiya Sahitya Parishad: It has a great
number of old Sanskrit and Bengali manuscripts.
Sanskrit Sahitya Parishad: The manuscripts of the Mahabharata
and the Bhāgavat Mahāpurāṇa on palm leaf and bark are preserved
Guwahati University Library: The film
highlight the various aspect of Guwahati with special reference to
Śaktipīṭha and surveys the huge collection of illustrated manuscripts from
thirteenth century, inscribed in various scripts on the insect repellent
bark of agāru tree.
Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti: It has a rare collection of 300
manuscripts. The manuscripts showcased are: poet Harihara Bipra's the
Lavakuśa Yuddha; Ādiparva of the Mahābhārata on Sāńcī patra.
The Gita Govinda in Assamese script; illustrated Ānanda Laharī by
Ananta Acharya; a seventeeth-century manuscript of Sacitra Sundara
Narayani Handiqui Historical Institute: This institute has
illustrated agāru bark manuscripts such as the śalya Parva, a
seventeenth-century manuscript; the Hasti Vidyāraṇya manuscript on
medicinal treatment of elephant; the Baṭuka Bhairava, a Tāntrik text, the
Aṅkīya Naṭ; the Kaṅkā kāṇḍa, by Madhava Kandali.