Preservation of Manuscripts in the Satras of Majuli: An Analytical Examination
Dr. Nijumoni Changmai, Assistant Librarian, Sonari College Library, P.O Sonari, Charaideo (Assam), India.
Manuscript received on 26 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 07 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 16 December 2019 | PP: 484-487 | Volume-8 Issue-3S3 November 2019 | Retrieval Number: C10851183S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C1085.1183S319
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Abstract: The word manuscript is derived from the Latin word manu, meaning by hand and scriber meaning to write. Thus any book or documents written by hand is called manuscripts. Manuscripts are original source of human history available on various kinds of media like stone, clay, palm leaves, bark, animal skin, cloth paper etc. Majuli is a largest island of India where have lots of Satras. The Satras preserve lots of manuscripts. Manuscripts are life-blood of history. The study of manuscripts is reveals the social, cultural, historical, artistic and aesthetic changes that have occurred in the course of development of civilization. Thus collecting and preserving of manuscripts is preserving the intellectual heritage.
Keywords: Preservation, Manuscripts, Collection, Satras, Climate, History.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences