MIRI at the British Library

Discovery, digitization, and dissemination remain the primary objectives of the Muktabodha Indological Research Institute (MIRI) in its mission to preserve sacred Sanskrit manuscripts. To that end, MIRI regularly seeks out and meets other institutions similarly involved in the preservation India’s great philosophical legacy. One such august organisation is the British Library. The British Library is the national library of the UK, and the …

MIRI at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Reaching out to scholars and academic institutions constitute an important part of the activities of the Muktabodha Indological Research Institute (MIRI). In March this year, the MIRI team called on the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (OCHS), a recognised independent centre of Oxford University. The OCHS is an academy dedicated to preserving India’s cultural heritage and promoting a better understanding …

Talk at triyoga in Camden

Practitioners of yoga have always been some of the most enthusiastic supporters of Muktabodha Indological Research Institute (MIRI). They may not all be Sanskrit scholars, nor even students of Indology, but they certainly understand the importance of preserving sacred wisdom and keeping ancient knowledge alive. It was precisely to meet such enthusiasts that in March this year, Jonathan Sattin, the dynamic founder of triyoga, invited MIRI to …

Lecture at SOAS in London

The Muktabodha Indological Research Institute (MIRI) is always keen to meet students of Indology, who are usually the most prolific users of its renowned digital library. In March, 2019, MIRI personnel visited the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Located in the heart of the Bloomsbury district of London, SOAS is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and …

MIRI at the French Cultural Centre in Mumbai

In February 2019, Professor David Katz, chairman of the Board of Directors, gave a presentation at the Alliance Française, Theosophy Hall in downtown Mumbai, on the work of the Muktabodha Indological Research Institute (MIRI) in digital preservation of sacred manuscripts. The talk was organised by Mme Sonia Barbry, Consul General of France in Mumbai, who is a fluent Hindi speaker and has great personal …

Meeting the Asiatic Society of Mumbai

In February 2019, members of the Board of Directors of the Muktabodha Indological Research Institute (MIRI) were invited to address the Asiatic Society and the general public about its achievements in the field of digital preservation and online dissemination of sacred Sanskrit manuscripts. The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, first established in 1804 as The Literary Society of Bombay, are the proud custodians of …

MIRI Hosts 20th Anniversary Reception

Muktabodha celebrated its 20th anniversary with a reception at the American Academy of Religions conference in Boston, Massachusetts. The American Academy of Religions (AAR) is one of the oldest and largest academic societies of religious scholars in North America and includes scholars in the field of Indology. The AAR has around 9,000 members who teach in about 900 colleges, universities, …

MIRI at SARIT Conference: Facing the Challenges of Digitization

A workshop on “The Future of Digital Texts in South Asian Studies” was held in Vienna on May 22-24, 2017. It was convened by SARIT (Search and Retrieval of Indic Texts), an independent digital library for research into Indology. The purpose of the workshop was to present SARIT’s conclusions to a four-year project dedicated to developing and enriching a collection …