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Rajasthan Oriental Research Institute

Rajasthan Oriental Research Institute came into existence under the guidance of Purattvacharya Muni Jinavijayaji as the initiative of Rajasthan Government in forming the Sanskrit Mandal in 1950 for upliftment of Sanskrit studies as well as for collecting & preserving the vast manuscript material scattered through out the state in the custodies of erstwhile rulers, nobles, temples, Jain Upasaras and also in individual possessions.

The stated objectives of the Institute are:

  • To conduct exhaustive survey of the manuscripts in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Aprabhamsha, Rajasthani and also in other languages particularly of those manuscripts which are considered representing the cultural inheritance of the Nation
  • Collection and preservation of manuscripts by way of applying modern scientific methods
  • To edit and publish the unknown and important manuscripts with the help of scholars and eminent academicians also including Institution's experts specialized in different disciplines of Indology
  • To establish the Reference library in the Institute and enrich it by way of donation and purchase of the printed books of reference value published in Sanskrit and other languages of India and abroad
  • To provide source-material in the form of manuscripts, books and journals to the scholars, assisting them in their studies and further researches
  • To collect and publish folk and devotional literature mostly preserved in oral traditions reflecting life and society of the common men of the region, mostly residing in the rural areas, yet devoting their lives to the preservation of the values of century-long concepts of Indian wisdom.

Book Series Published by the Institute:
With a view to provide original classical & vernacular sources to the scholars working on Indology, Padmashree Muni Jina Vijaya, The founder Director of the Institute, launched Rajasthan Oriental Series, as the publication of the Institute which are available for reading in the libraries and on sale also at the head quarters and all the branch repositories of the Institute.Unknown and unpublished source material thus brought to the notice of the scholarly world can be categorized according to the subjects which mainly include Sanskrit Poetry, Hindi Poetry. Vaidic literature, Lexions, Tantric literature, medicine, Prosody, Hymns, Philosophy, Astrology, Astronomy, Ratna Shastra, Grammar, Poetics, Musicology, Hindi literature & regional history. The series also include 58 catalogues of Sanskrit – Prakrit & Hindi manuscripts covering the details of manuscripts amounting to some one lakh.

For a list of these publications in the order of subjects - Click here:

Rajasthan Oriental Research Institute,
P.W.D. Road,
Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Phone: +91-0291-2430244

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Contributed by : Priyanka Sinsinwar, CEE West

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