​Indian Literary Works included in UNESCO’s MoW Asia-Pacific Regional Register

Recently, three Indian literary works- Ramcharitmanas, Panchatantra, and Sahṛdayaloka-Locana, were added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Asia-Pacific Regional Register.

  • The inclusion of these texts took place during the 10th meeting of the Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP) held from 7-8 May, 2024, in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia).

Brief Descriptions

1. Ramcharitmanas

    • It was written by Tulsidas in the 16th century A.D in the Awadhi dialect.
    • It is different from Ramayana which was written by Sage Valmiki in Sanskrit language.
    • The Ramcharitmanas is written in Chaupai form.

2. Panchatantra

    • It is one of the oldest collections of fables in the world, ....
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