Tamil Univ MoU with ASI to digitise 1 lakh estempages
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 09, 2010, 19:50
  
Tiruchirappalli: Thanjavur Tamil University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Archaeological survey of India, Mysore, to digitize more than one lakh estempages (inscriptions) in all languages.

University Vice Chancellor M Rajendran said the branch had estempages of inscriptions from 1887 and those collected till 1908 had been published. "Inscriptions collected from 1909 will be digitized," he said.

Of the more than one lakh estempages, 65,000 are in Tamil and throw light on Tamil history and culture. "Estempages would help know even if the original inscriptions are lost. Digitizing will help researchers in a big way” he said.

Rajendran said Chief Minister M Karunanidhi had sanctioned Rs 24 lakh to the university for the work.

The MoU was signed by Rajendran and ASI Director in charge Ravishankar here yesterday in the presence of the Chief Minister.

PTI

Tiruchirappalli: Thanjavur Tamil University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Archaeological survey of India, Mysore, to digitize more than one lakh estempages (inscriptions) in all languages.

University Vice Chancellor M Rajendran said the branch had estempages of inscriptions from 1887 and those collected till 1908 had been published. "Inscriptions collected from 1909 will be digitized," he said.

Of the more than one lakh estempages, 65,000 are in Tamil and throw light on Tamil history and culture. "Estempages would help know even if the original inscriptions are lost. Digitizing will help researchers in a big way” he said.

Rajendran said Chief Minister M Karunanidhi had sanctioned Rs 24 lakh to the university for the work.

The MoU was signed by Rajendran and ASI Director in charge Ravishankar here yesterday in the presence of the Chief Minister.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, September 09, 2010, 19:50


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