The saving and safeguarding of about 500 Sanchi-pat (made from the bark of Sanchi tree) manuscripts of Dakhinpat Satra (a Neo-Vaishnavism monastery).
Dakhinpat Satra is located on the world’s largest river island, Majuli, in the north-eastern state of Assam. Within the timeframe of one year the project will physically prevent the manuscripts from further damage. The improvement of the storage conditions and their protection in a humid environment and from the risk of flood is an important focus of the project. Besides, the project will conduct a series of hands-on training for the monks - the stewards of the manuscripts - at the site of the Dakhinpat Satra itself, with the purpose to spread the scientific knowledge on manuscripts for the local community for future preservation.
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