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ISSUE: 349

SEPTEMBER 2022

Palm-leaf Manuscripts Museum to come up in Thiruvananthapuram

The Archives Department in association with Kerala Museum of History and Heritage will set up a palm-leaf manuscripts museum in the Fort area in Thiruvananthapuram.

The museum will come up in a 400-year-old building which now holds the regional office of the State Archives Department. It will feature a rare collection of over one crore palm-leaf manuscripts available with the Archives Department with the aim of communicating their importance to the public.  Manuscripts featuring ancient alphabets, including Vattezhuthu, Kolezhuthu and Malayanma will also be on display.

Representative ones will be selected from the vast collection of palm-leaf manuscripts, and be put up for display. Visitors will first be greeted with an introductory session that highlights the history and importance of palm-leaf manuscripts in the state. The museum will be divided into three sections, namely Travancore, Kochi and Malabar and these will again have subsections.  

A heaven for history enthusiasts, the museum is expected to give a strong boost to research into the manuscripts.

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