Treasures of Ancient Indian texts were transmitted
Later material was written in Palm leaves.
This system was followed in Sanskrit, Pali,Prakrit and by regional languages like Tamil.
Transfer of texts orally ensured that they were not lost by arson or destruction by Invaders.
However lot of Manuscripts have found their way into Foreign Museums, Smithsonian, Gallery of Arts, UK, The Louvre , Paris, Vatican. ….
Some of the materials are very rare and they contain advanced scientific thoughts and philosophy.
One such collection is found in Matsunami Collection, Japan.
It has over 1000 Books, with commentary and elaborate notes.
They cover Veda, Tantra, Buddhism, Advanced Yoga,and Scientifique treatises.
Would philanthropists or the Government restore these treasures back to India?
And more treasures like,
Vedic Atreya Shiksha in Tamil in GermanyVedic Atreya Shiksha in Tamil in Germany
# A Palmleaf manuscript is shown as Featured Image.
CONTENTS Photographs of Manuscripts .Frontispiece Preface. iii Acknowledgement. v Abbreviation . vi Part I Short Descriptions of each Manuscript. 1 Part II Catalogue of the Contents. 185 Section I. Sutra . 187 Section II. Avadana. 213 Section III. Tantra. 245 Section IV. Dharanl . 287 Section V. Sastra . 350 Section VI. Non-Buddhist Work . 360 Appendix. 375 Tables of the New and Old Numbers of the Manuscripts . 377
Reference and citation.
Matsunami 1965, A Catalogue Of The Sanskrit Manuscripts In The Tokyo University Library