Duration: 1 hr, 28 min
Script: Gautam Chatterjee
Government Oriental Manuscript Library, Madras University, Chennai:
It has a huge collection of 70,000 manuscripts mainly on palm and paper,
which are well catalogued on scientific lines. It preserves a host of
manuscripts on the subjects like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani schools of
medicine; Vedas, Śāstras, Bhāṣā, Jyotiṣa and Vāstukalā.
Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, Chennai: The
institute has great collections of manuscripts, enveloping subjects of
ancient Indian philosophy, medicine, Tantras with diagrams of yantras,
Vedic and classical literature.
Oriental Research Institute, Mysore: This heritage
library has 70,000 manuscripts on Vedas, Astrology, Astronomy,
Nāṭyaśāstra, Rasa Siddhānta, Dhvani Siddhānta and Medicine.
Academy of Sanskrit Research, Melukote: Holdings comprise some
10,500 manuscripts in ten different scripts, including Tibetan. The
manuscripts pertain to Vedas, Vedāṅgas including Śikṣā, Vyākaraṇa, Chanda
and Ayurveda. Some of the manuscripts are: Upnisads in Telugu
script, Rāmāyaṇa in Grantha script; Kṛṣṇakathāsārasaṁgraha in
eighteenth century Kannada script; and deer skin manuscripts used for