About the Book :
The National Mission for Manuscript was established as a five Ministry of Tourism and Culture Government of India with the Purpose of locating documenting, Preserving and disseminating the knowledge content of Indias handwritten manuscript said to be the largest collection of handwritten knowledge documents anywhere in the world. While looking ahead to reconnect with the knowledge of the past, the Mission is in the process of trying to re-contextualize the knowledge contained in manuscript for the Present and the future generations. The mission launched a lecture series titled Tattvabodha in January 2005. Since then, a monthly lecture series in Delhi and other centers in the country Tattvabodha has established itself as a forum for intellectual discourse, debate and discussion. Eminent scholars representing different aspects of Indias knowledge systems have addressed and interacted with highly receptive audiences over the course of the past year and a half. The present volume comprises the first ten lectures under Tattvabodha. A glance at the list of contributors will reveal that the mission has had the privilege of hosting the finest exponents of Indian culture and the compilation of their lectures makes for invaluable literature.