FUNDAMENTAL STUDY ON MANUSCRIPTOLOGY
Sandeep Kumar*, Dr. Ashok Dwivedi, Dr. Renu Tripathi and Dr. Mini K. V.
The word “manuscript” is evolved from Latin word manuscriptus means written by hand. Manu is hand and scriptus is to write. It refers to old documents written by hand before book were made. So, manuscripts are the original texts or scripts which are manually written. Manuscriptology is also considered as encyclopedia of all sciences as manuscripts are the basis of learning of science and technology today. Manuscriptology is the branch of study in archeology about history and literature by means of very old palm leaf manuscripts, rare paper manuscripts, epigraphy and under water archeology. Manuscripts are the proofs of our well-developed ancient sciences. Manuscripts contain knowledge about different subjects like history, culture, mathematics, astronomy, philosophy, and medicine etc.
Keywords: Manuscript, Manuscriptology, Preservation of Manuscripts.
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