Preservation and Digitisation of Manuscripts Belonging to 16th to 20th Century of Central Kerala (EAP1320)

Aims and objectives

Aim of this digitization project is to collect, process and digitize approximately 16000 endangered documents of high research and cultural value. Sources of these collections are two families with renowned tradition of knowledge in ancient Kerala. First is the Irinjadappilly Mana, the ancestral home of Sangamagrama Madhava, the legendary mathematician of 14th century. Second is Kunnathur Padinjaredath Mana, known for their knowledge in Vasthu Sastra and Tantra. The project proposes to use the facilities of Manuscript Research and Preservation Centre at St. Joseph’s College, Thrissur. The work will be useful for researchers world-wide in Mathematics, Astronomy and History.