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July 30, 2008

New tech to preserve manuscripts

It's technology being put to use for a good cause. Wafe-rfiche technology, NanoArk Technologies, Hyderabad, are reviving manuscripts, written on palm lea-ves, to protect ancient knowledge from the corrosion of time ...

Starting with Acharya Madhva's Sarvamoola Grantha, written in the 1300s, Nan-oArk has imaged the original palm leaves and placed them on silicon chips. After processing and development, the wafer is packed and sealed in a box to prevent any damage to it.

"If this concept somehow can be combined with modern technology, then data archiving will be a simple process. Nan-oArk Corporation just did that through Wafe-rfiche (TM), Dr P R Mukund, CEO, says.