Happy World Book Day : My Visit to Ancient Library

Today, on world book day, co-incidentally I landed into L D Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad and LD Indology saw its amazing collection at its museum as well as Art Gallary LD Museum, Ahmedabad

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[Chaurapanchasika series, Gwalior, c.1500, N. C. Mehta Art Gallary, Ahmedabad]

Do you see the above manuscript? Well, it’s an ancient book with pictures. Technically a paper manuscript with illustrated painting of Orccha style. It is from the Chaurapanchasika series, Gwalior, c.1500. Almost 500 years old! It is through these manuscripts that our ancient texts have come to us. Be it history, mythological stories, scientific texts or spiritual texts. So yeah, it was a great experience exploring books of our origin.

 

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[Arjuna and his charioteer Krishna confront Karna, circa 1820]

Bhagavad Gita (mid 19th century) Kashmir ink,

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne]

It is through a long process of deciphering the script and understanding the languages that one finally gets to know what is written in these ancient books. Huh! A tedious task though. But interesting!

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[Leaf from a Jain manuscript of the Kalakacharyakatha, 16th century

Opaque watercolor on paper.

Rhode Island School of Design]
 

(More about my visit will come later.)

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16 thoughts on “Happy World Book Day : My Visit to Ancient Library”

  1. Hey,this is interesting!
    I just lovvveeee manuscripts,ancient texts n stuff…I love museums in fact.They are a storehouse of knowledge,the most intriguing places museums are!😊
    You’re having a merry time ,Sumit 🙂 Keep exploring and updating us here.😊

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    1. Yes Pratishtha. I guess, I got lucky to experience all these. But but but, you don’t need to worry about anything. I’ll be sharing my all experience during this trip, and you’ll feel like you’re traveling with me. 😉😀😊

      God bless you D….🔱

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