Major Manuscript Repositories in India

The National Mission for Manuscripts has identified some repositoies across India which has a huge collection of manuscripts. These repositories were established many years ago and they have worked dillligently towards collection and preservation of the manuscripts. The mansucript collection at these institutes are vast corpus of literature, spread across different languages and scripts and is available on different kinds of materials like birch bark, palm leaf, cloth, wood, stone. Several rare and ancient manuscript are also part of the collection.

The repositories are listed below:

     1. Acharya shri Kailashsuri Jnanamandir, Koba, Gujarat                           250000 MSS

     2. Saraswati Bhavan Library, Sampurnanand Univ. Varanasi, UP              90000 MSS

     3. Lal Bhai Dalpat Bhai Institute of Indology, Ahmadabad                          80000 MSS

     4. Saraswati Mahal Library, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu                                     49000 MSS

     5. Rajasthan Oriental Research Institute, Jodhpur                                       48000 MSS

     6. Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Allahabad, UP                                             45000 MSS

     7. University of Calcutta, Kolkata                                                                    38000 MSS

     8. Vadodra Oriental Research Institute, Vadodra                                         28000 MSS

     9. Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna                                           28000 MSS

    10. Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune                                       29000 MSS

    11. Orrisa State Musuem, Bhubaneshwar                                                     22000 MSS

    12. Bangiya Sahitya Parishad, Kolkata                                                           22000 MSS

    13. Bhartiya Itihas Samsodhan Mandal, Pune                                              27000 MSS

    14. Oriental Research Institute, J&K                                                                12000 MSS

    15. Rampur Raza Library, Rampur, UP                                                           18000 MSS