Tag Archives: Thai manuscripts

Buddhist Digital Resource Center In Thailand

(28 June 2018) BDRC, with the generous support of the Khyentse Foundation, has been working with the Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation, Thailand, since 2016 to preserve their massive collection of palm leaf Buddhist manuscripts. These manuscripts are particularly important as primary sources for the scholarly study of Burmese and Theravāda Buddhism, Pali philology, history, and […]


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1500 titles of Thai printed books added to the British Library’s electronic catalogue

(17 October 2016) The Library’s Thai collection contains more than 6,000 titles of printed books, pamphlets and grey literature in Thai language, dating from the mid-19th century onwards. Due to a generous gift by Christian missionaries of about 100 books and pamphlets, the earliest period of printing in Thailand, from ca.1840-1890, is well represented, including […]


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Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts

(7 March 2016, SEALG) The University of Pennsylvania and National Library of Laos have launched the Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts as a resource for the study of traditional literature from this region. At present, the digital library contains images of over 4,200 manuscripts which can be searched and viewed online or freely downloaded, and […]


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Happy New Year – with a splash of cool water!

(13 April 2015)  Between the 13th and 15th April the Water Festival, locally known as Songkran or New Year Festival, takes place in Thailand. It is one of the most colourful and merriest festivals in the entire region since it is observed in neighbouring Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia as well. Tai peoples living in the […]


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