India's Literary Works Enter UNESCO's Memory of the World Register

  • 16 May 2024

In May, 2024, Ramcharitmanas, Panchatantra, and Sahṛdayaloka-Locana were recognized by UNESCO for their cultural significance.

Key Points

  • Significance of Works: Ramcharitmanas, Panchatantra, and Sahṛdayaloka-Locana signify diverse narratives and artistic expressions, shaping global cultural heritage.
  • Global Appeal: Ramayana and Ramcharitmanas widely read across Southeast Asia, highlighting enduring worldwide appeal.
  • Universal Moral Values: Panchatantra fables chosen for their timeless moral lessons, resonating globally.
  • Historical Aesthetics: Sahṛdayaloka-Locana recognized for its aesthetic richness, reflecting cultural depth.
  • UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme: International initiative to preserve rare and endangered documentary heritage, facilitating access and use.
  • Importance of MoW Register: Inscription affirms significance, promotes awareness, and ensures preservation of heritage for future generations.
  • Other Items on the List: Memory of the World Asia-Pacific Committee adds 20 items, celebrating diverse achievements in genealogy, literature, and science.