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Catalogue of Manuscripts available in IGNCA

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It is estimated that India possesses more than five million manuscripts, making her the largest repository of manuscript wealth in the world. Though our ancestors had tried to preserve these manuscripts, thousands of such valued unpublished Indian manuscripts on varied subjects are scattered across Indian and foreign collections, making them inaccessible to scholars. This invaluable and unique pool of knowledge is under threat and manuscripts are disappearing at an alarming rate.

Recognising the need to encompass and preserve these knowledge resources and to make them accessible to scholars and researchers, Kala Nidhi Reprography Unit has initiated a manuscript-microfilming programme a few years back. The IGNCA has approached many of the private and public institutions and individuals who are in possession of valuable manuscripts, preferably in Sanskrit , and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with each of them for microfilming their manuscripts. So far the Reprography Unit has microfilmed over 2.78 lakh manuscripts in 21722 microfilm rolls. All the rolls have been duplicated, digitized and catalogued.

Scholars and researchers can access this microfilm/microfiche collection at the Kala Nidhi Reprography Unit. They can also obtain copies, subject to copyright restrictions and the conditions spelt out in the MOUs.

Sl.
No.

Name of the Institute/Library

Mss.

Covered

Folios Covered

Microfilm Rolls

Language/

Script

Material Subjects Covered

1

Advaita Ashram Mayavati, Lohaghat, Pithoragarh

91

21820

36

English/Roman

Paper

Lectures & Sayings of Swami Vivekananda, Religion and Philosophy

2

Anand Ashram Samsthan,

Budhwar Peth, Pune

949

61912

101

Sanskrit/Devnāgaī

Paper

Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, Kalā, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Nāṭyaśāstra,Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda. Jain literature & Philosophy.

3

Maulana Abdul kalam Azad Arabic & Persian Research Instt., Tonk, Rajasthan

988

169282

225

Persian/Arabic/ Nastaliq, Naskh, Shikasta

Paper

Darśana, Jyotiṣa

4

Asiatic Society,

Town Hall, Mumbai

7

257

1

Sanskrit/Devnāgaī

Paper

Kāvya, Saṅgīta (Gīta Govinda)

5

Atombabu Research Centre, Imphal

33

2510

6

Sanskrit,Manipuri, Bengali/Devnāga, Bengali, Manipuri (MEITEIMAYEK

Manipuri hand made paper, Agarbak Paper

Astrology, Religion, Astronomy, Tantra, Mantra, Music, Dance

6

Bharata Kala Bhawana Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

72

3400

5

Sanskrit/Sarda

Paper

Veda, Tantra, Stotra

7

Bhandarkar Oriental Research Instt., Shivajinagar, Pune

18572

1360592

2254

Sanskrit, Marathi, Bengali, Persian/Devnāga, Bengali, Śārdā

Paper/Palm leaves

Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, kalā, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Nāṭyaśāstra,Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda. Jain literature & Philosophy.

8

Bharat Itihas Samsodhak Mandal, Pune

881

27610

47

Sanskrit, Marathi, Gujrati/Devnāgaī

Paper

Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, kalā, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Nāṭyaśāstra, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda.

9

Bombay University,

Vidyanagar Sanstacruz (E), Mumbai

9

596

1

Sanskrit/Devnāgaī

Paper

Gita Govinda

10

Dhinachandra Singh Memorial Mss. Library, Imphal

273

7800

13

Bengali, Sanskrit, Meiteilon/ Meitei Mayek, Bengali

Paper

Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Tantra, Jyotiṣa, Āyurveda. Genealogy

11

Dr. U.V. Swaminatha Iyer Library, Besant Nagar, Chennai

3294

322069

477

Sanskrit,Tamil, English/Tamil, Granth,Telugu English

Hand Made paper/

Palm leave

Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, kalā, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Nāṭyaśāstra, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda, Periodicals, Generals, Alamanac,

12

Govt. Museum, Alwar

1

96

1

Sanskrit/Devnagari

Paper

Kāvya,Saṅgīta, (Gita Govinda)

13

Govt. Oriental Mss. Library & Research Centre, University Library Building, Chapauk, Chennai

46806

2113435

3330

Sanskrit, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu/ Devanagari,Granth, Oriya,Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu

Paper/ Palm leaves

Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, kalā, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Nāṭyaśāstra, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda. Mānavaśastra, Arthaśāstra,

14

Guru Sangolsem Kalidaman Singh Collection, Imphal

67

4410

7

Meiteilon, Bangla/ Bangla Paper Saṅgīta

15

Hijam Romani Singh Collection, Imphal

2

1740

2

Manipuri,Archaic/ Meitei, Mayek

Hand Made paper

Dharmasśāstra, Darśana, Tantra, Jyotiṣa, Kāvya, Saṅgīta.

16

Juma Masjid Of Bombay Trust, Janjikar Street, Mumbai

141

11970

19

Urdu, Persian & Arabic/Urdu Naskh Paper Darúana, Jyotiṣa, Kâvya, Âyurveda. Faith

17

Kamrupa Anusandhan Samiti, Guwahati

82

4288

8

Sanskrit/Assamese

Paper, Wood

Dharmasśāstra, Purāṇa, Tantra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, Kāvya, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Bhakti, Ayurvada, Biography,

18

Keladi Museum, Keladi

111

9680

15

Sanskrit,Kannada/Devnāgarī, Kannada, Telugu

Paper, Palm leaf

Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Purāṇa, Darśana, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, kalā, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Nītikāvya, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda. Vetenary Science, Chemistry, Jain literature & Philosophy.

19

Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna

800

165775

263

Arbic & Persian/Nastaliq,

Naskh, Nim Shikastah

Paper

Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Darśana, Jyotiṣa, Kāvya, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Āyurveda, Islamiyat.

20

L.D.Instt. of Indology,

Near Gujarat University, Ahmedabad

1987

71698

124

Sanskrit Prakrit/ Devnagari

Paper

Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, kalā, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Nāṭyaśāstra, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda. Arthaśāstra, Jain literature & Philosophy. Aśvaśāstra, Krīda,

21

Maharaja Sawai Man Singh-II Museum,

City Palace, Jaipur

38

4000

7

Sanskrit/ Devnagari Paper Kāvya, Saṅgīta, (Gita Govinda)

22

Manipur State Archives, Imphal

110

11235

13

Manipuri Archaic Bengali/ Bengali, Manipuri(MEITEIMAYEK)

Manipuri hand made paper, Agarbak Paper

Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Darśana, Tantra, Jyotiṣa, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Vyākaraṇa, Geneology, Topography,

23

Manipur State Kala Academy, Imphal

556

34050

55

Sanskrit, Manipuri, Bengali/ Devnagari, Bengali, Manipuri(MEITEIMAYEK)

Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Darśana, Tantra, Jyotiṣa, Vyākaraṇa

Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Jyotiṣa, kalā, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Nāṭyaśāstra, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Āyurveda. Genealogy, Toporgraphy, Creation and Misc.

24

Manipur State Museum, Imphal

52

6597

9

Manipuri Archaic Bengali, Sanskrit, Burmese, Devnagari, English/ Bengali, Manipuri(MEITEIMAYEK), Devanagari, Burmese, Sanskrit, English

Manipuri hand made paper, Agarbak Paper

Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Darśana, Tantra, Jyotiṣa, Vyākaraṇa,

25

Mutua Museum, Imphal

15

640

1

Bengali, Sanskrit, Meiteilon/ Meitei Mayek

Paper

Itihāsa, Jyotiṣa, Āyurveda.

26

Nagpur University,

North Ambarari Road, Nagpur

22

882

2

Sanskrit/ Devnagari Paper Kavya (Gita Govinda)

27

Natuam Sangeeta Academy, Imphal

38

2520

4

Sanskrit, Bengali, Meitei/ Bengali Paper Saṅgīta

28

Oriental Research Instt. & Manuscripts Library,

University of Kerala

Karivatattom, Thiruvananthapuram

5426

650592

1071

Sanskrit, Malayalam/ Grantha, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Nandinagari, Devnagari,Bengali & Canarese

Paper/ Palm leaves

Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, kalā, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Nāṭyaśāstra, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda. Jainamata,

29

Oriental Research Instt., Mysore

27414

1370712

1878

Sanskrit, Kannada/Grantha, Telugu, Malayalam, Nandinagari, Kannada Palm leaves Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, kalā, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Nāṭyaśāstra, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda. Kāmaśastra,.

30

People's Museum, Kakching, Imphal

516

28500

28

Manipuri Archaic Bengali, Sanskrit, Burmese, Devnagari, English/Bengali, Manipuri(MEITEIMAYEK),

Manipuri hand made paper, Agarbak Paper

Dharmasśāstra,Itihāsa, Tantra, Mantra, Stotra, kāvya, Jyotiṣa, Saṅgīta, Vyakaraṇa, Āyurveda, Maanavaśāstra Geneology,

31

Pt. Chandra Singh Memorial Library, Imphal

204

7293

11

Manipuri/Archaic/

Meitei, Mayek

Hand Made paper

Dharmasśāstra, Tantra, mantra, Jyotiṣa, Saṅgīta, Geneology

32

Pt. N. Khelchandra Singh Collection, Imphal

599

28316

59

Manipur Archaic Bengali, Sanskrit,/ Manipuri

Manipuri hand made paper

Dharmasśāstra, Jyotiṣa, Kāvya,

33

Rajasthan Oriental Research Instt.,

Alwar

7371

492600

821

Sanskrit/ Devnagari

Paper

Veda,Vedāṅga, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Jyotiṣa, Kāvya, Vyākaraṇa,

34

Rajasthan Oriental Research Instt., Jodhpur

2466

108139

180

Sanskrit,Prakrit, Old Rajasthani, Marathi, Oriya, Bangla, Daksin lipi/Devnagari,Sharda, Nandi Nagari

Paper, Palm leaf, Xerox paper

Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Nāṭyaśāstra, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda. Kāmaśastra, Ṛājaśāstra, Jain literature & Philosophy. Buddhism

35

Rajasthan Oriental Research Instt., Udaipur

633

25467

44

Sanskrit/ Devnagari

Paper

Jyotiṣa, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Āyurveda. Arthaśāstra, Jain literature & Philosophy.

36

Rama Krishan Mission, Chennai

70

15725

27

English/ Roman

Paper

Religion and Philosophy

37

Rampur Raza Library, Rampur

142

34153

51

Persian, Arabic, Sanskrit, Pusto/ Devnagari

Paper

Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, kalā, Kāvya, Āyurveda. kāmaśāstra, Bhūgola, Aindrajāla, Rasāyanaśaastra, yuddhakalā, Fiction.

38

Sahitya Sanstha Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Udaipur

93

4112

7

Sanskrit/Devnagari

Paper

Purāṇa, Jyotiṣa, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Kāmaśāstra,

39

Sankara Mutt, Kancheepuram

3232

458890

803

Sanskrit/ Grantha, Devangari,Telugu Paper, palm leaves Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita,

40

Saraswati Bhawan Library, Sampuranand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya,

Varanasi

111339

3758518

5638

Sanskrit, Hindi,Devnagari, Sarada, Bangla Granth and Maithili

Paper/

Palm leave

Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, kalā, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Nāṭyaśāstra, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda, Arthaśāstra, Jain literature &Philosophy, Dhanurveda, Pañji, Citra, Deśibhāśā and Misc.

41

Scindhia Oriental Research Instt., Ujjain

4190

227356

350

Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, Rajasthani, Parasi, Prakrit, Ardhamagadhi, Gujarati/ Devnagari, Sharda, Telugu, Urdu Paper Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, kalā, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Nāṭyaśāstra, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda. Jain literature & Philosophy.

42

Shri Chaitanya Research Instt., Calcutta

170

71500

110

Sankrit/ Devnagari, Bengali, English Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa,

43

Shri Ranbir Sanskrit Research Instt., Jammu

5437

507278

918

Sanskrit/ Devnagari

Handmade paper/ Kashmiri Paper

Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda.

44

Sree Jagadguru Mooru Savira Math, Hubli

442

83200

75

Kannada and Sanskrit/ Kannada & Grantha

Paper/

Palm leaves

Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Nāṭyaśāstra, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda. .

45

Sri Rama Verma Govt. Sanskrit College, Tripunithura

3661

296300

467

Sanskrit/Grantha,

Malayalam

Paper/

Palm leaves

Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, kalā, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Nāṭyaśāstra, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda.

46

Thanjavur Maharaja Sarfoji Saraswati Mahal Library, Thanjavur

13042

496166

821

Sanskrit/ Grantha, Telugu, Devnagari

Paper/ Palm leaves

Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, kalā, Śilpa,Vāstu, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Nāṭyaśāstra, Saṅgīta, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda.

47

Vaidika Samsodhana Mandala, Pune

14393

633039

991

Sanskrit/ Devnagari

Paper

Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda.

48

Vrindaban Research Instt., Vrindaban

142

4773

10

Sanskrit/ Devangari

Paper,

Kāvya, Saṅgīta (Gita Govinda)

49

Yumnam Dhananjoi Singh Collection, Imphal

42

2529

4

Sanskrit, Bengali, Meitei/ Bengla Paper Saṅgīta ( Music)

50

Utterakhand Sanskrit Academy, Sanskrit Bhawan, Haridwar

1003

50356

116

Sankrit/ Devangari

Paper,

Veda,Vedāṅga, Dharmasśāstra, Itihāsa, Purāṇa, Darśana, Āgama,Tantra, Stotra, Jyotiṣa, Gaṇita, Kāvya, Alanṅkāra, Vyākaraṇa, Kośa, Āyurveda.

Total Collection

278024

13776378

21506

Microfilming of rare documents at the IGNCA

Sl.
No.

Name of the Institute/Library

Mss.

Covered

Folios Covered

Microfilm Rolls

Language/

Script

Material

Subjects Covered

1

Suniti Kumar Chatterjee Collection

182

30600

53

-

-

-

2

Hari Katha Collection

160

19800

33

-

-

-

3

Jai Dev Singh Collection

177

15000

25

-

-

-

4

Heera Manik Collection

13

9000

14

-

-

-

5

Charar-e-sharif

7

2400

4

-

-

-

6

Lokesh Chandra

6

1800

3

-

-

-

7

Tibbatan Mss.

37

1200

2

-

-

-

8

K.D.R. Pandey Collection

21

2400

4

-

-

-

9

Special Rare Collection

16

9600

19

-

-

-

10

C.V. Pandey

1

210

1

-

-

11

Rare Collection

132

23400

40

-

-

-

12

Palm Leaves

31

3000

6

-

-

-

13

National Museum

3

1800

3

-

-

-

14

Cent. Coun. For Research in Ayurveda & Siddha

2

1200

2

-

-

-

15

Misc.

7

7

-

-

-

Total Collection

795

121410

216

-

Total Collection

278819

13897788

21722

 

Some of the reprographic material of various primary and secondary texts has also been obtained from many renowned institutions abroad such as -

Bibliotheque Nationale (Paris)

Cambridge University Library (Cambridge)

Staatsbibliothek (Berlin)

INION (Russia)

Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine (London)

Oriental & India Office Collection, British Library (London)

 

Access to IGNCA Manuscripts Collection

Scholars and researchers can access this microfilm/microfiche collection at the IGNCA. They can also obtain copies, subject to copyright restrictions, and indeed the conditions spelt out in the MOUs signed between IGNCA and concerned manuscript Library. As a general practice, one need to seek permission of concerned library to obtain a copy of the manuscript from IGNCA Collection. Copies are being made available in Digital / Microfilm / Print formats on charge basis. The consultation to all above manuscripts at IGNCA Reference Library is open to all without any charges. Online catalogue of these manuscripts will be made available soon. More details regarding above collection and its access can be had from:

Librarian & Head-Kala Nidhi Division
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts(IGNCA)
(An Autonomous body under Ministry of Culture. Govt. of India)
11 Man Singh Road, New Delhi-110001
Phone: 91-11-2338333, Fax: 91-11-23385884 
 

 

Catalogue of Manuscripts available in IGNCA


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