Bihar govt to publish rare manuscripts brought from Tibet
The Bihar government today announced the publication of some rare manuscripts brought from Tibet in 1929.
While replying to a starred question of BJP member Arun Kumar Sinha, Bihar Art and Culture Minister Sukhda Pandey said in the state Assembly that great litterateur Rahul Sanskritayayan had brought nearly 6,000 manuscripts to Patna in 1929 and had gifted them to Bihar Research Society on the request of Mr Kashi Prasad Jaiswal.
Ms Pandey said Rahul Sanskritayayan studied the manuscripts till he was alive. Later, with the help of a Tibetan Monk these manuscripts were examined and added that in want of a Tibetan language expert, all the manuscripts could not be studied.
She said some of the manuscripts were published by the Kashi Prasad Jaiswal Research Institute.
The Minister said since the take over of the Bihar Research Society by the state government, it has been corresponding with the Sartnath-based Central University for Tibetan Studies for studying and publication of the manuscripts.