Initiating digital preservation of 18th-century textual archives on expenditure and financial procedural history in Nepal (EAP1443)

Aims and objectives

The Shaha rulers unified Nepal and ruled until the Ranas took power from them. They followed very unique indigenous record system in the administration. However, those records are now in a very dilapidated condition due to poor maintenance and storage awaiting preservation. Much of the old government records prior to the 17th century have vanished or been severely damaged. Documents targeted for the pilot project are mainly related to ‘public accounts, financial policies and procedures, production process, social welfare and ethnicity. It contains three types of archives [17th to 19th century] large size bound registers, paper scrolls and loose sheets.