Curio Critique #21: Gurukula system of EducationJuly 17, 2017
Curio Critique #23: School UniformJuly 17, 2017
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||The Fifty-Eighth Annual Report of the Syndicate of the University of Madras
This 1914 report includes the address of the Viceroy who was presented with a sandalwood casket and a silver trowel!
The infamous Macaulay Minutes of 1835 did not find anything worthy in Indian literature. But the Viceroy’s address makes a reference to the library of the University of Madras acquiring the Government collection of the Oriental Manuscripts and the scope for Oriental and Dravidian languages:
The Internet archives has a fine collection of the Oriental Manuscripts
A visit to the Government Oriental Manuscripts Library and Research Centre in Chennai can turn out to be an illuminating journey. The library is a veritable treasure house of over fifty thousand palm leaf manuscripts covering subjects such as Mathematics, Astronomy, Ayurveda, Veda, Music, Fine Arts, History, Grammar and Literature.
Curio Quest What ancient knowledge on education can be drawn from the ancient Oriental Manuscripts?