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July 30, 2008

NanoArk to preserve ancient palm leaves

Hyderabad based data archival company, Nanoark Technologies has implemented its idea for preservation of ancient manuscripts.

It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nano Ark Corporation. The original texts of Acharya Madhva's Sarvamoola Grantha on palm leaves, dating back to 1300s, has been saved as images on silicon wafers, according to a report in the Deccan Herald. The company uses 'waferfiche' technology to develop and process the chip, after which it is packed and sealed in a box, keeping it safe from environmental hazards.

The company will be organising a function at Poorna Prajna Vidyapeetha, Bangalore, on 8 August 2008, to launch 'Sarvamoola Grantha.'