[INDOLOGY] A modern Jain manuscript atelier

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 17:27:17 UTC 2016

> Mumbai: ‘With thousands of manuscripts left to be rewritten, it is a race
> against time’
> ‘Shrutganga’, the centre of rewriting Jain manuscripts, nestles on the
> third floor of Shrut Ganga Mandir, situated amidst the hustle and bustle of
> the commercial hub of Kalbadevi.

> Time itself seems to slow down as a dozen men, seated in an organised
> sequence on the floor, work themselves into oblivion. These are no ordinary
> men, and their work, perhaps, is worth a million dollars, for these skilled
> artists, in this age of ‘one-touch’ and ‘single clicks’, are rewriting
> ancient manuscripts using the methodology of a long-established religious
> faith.


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Professor Dominik Wujastyk* <http://ualberta.Academia.edu/DominikWujastyk>
Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity
Department of History and Classics <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
University of Alberta, Canada

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