One day Workshop on Manuscriptology

One day Workshop on Manuscriptology


Ancient Scripts and the Reconstruction of the History of Kerala

One day Workshop on Manuscriptology

Organised by

St Kuriakose Elias Chavara Archives and Research Centre, Mannanam, Kottayam

In Collaboration with

CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru

And Kuriakose Elias College, Mannanam


@ 9.30 am on 29 February 2020

Venue: New Seminar Hall, K E College, Mannanam


            The archives recently re-organised and opened to the academicians has a large number of manuscripts and rare books in various Indian and foreign languages, especially in Malayalam which attracts research scholars interested in history,  development of Malayalam language and other related subjects.  Most of the scholars find it difficult to make use of the ancient scripts in which Malayalam was written in the past, namely Vattezhuthu, Kolezhuthu, Karshon and so on. The expertise in reading these scripts is gradually dying out.

  The Research Centre, therefore, proposes to organise initially a one day Workshop with the assistance of scholars from the Kerala University, Malayalam University, Tirur and Mahatma Gandhi University. The invited scholars will make presentations related to the development of Malayalam language and the scripts employed to enable the interested scholars to read and interpret the ancient scripts for the reconstruction of history and the study of the development of Malayalam language.

            CHRIST Deemed to be University, Bengaluru and Kuriakose Elias College, Mannanam have come forward to collaborate with the Archives to conduct the Workshop. Follow-up workshops will be organised for the interested scholars by the director taking into account the need of the scholars against a nominal fee to defray the organizational expenses.

The inaugural Workshop will be open to all the interested persons without any payment for the local hospitality for the day. The persons desirous of joining the inaugural Workshop are requested to contact the Rev. Fr Antony Bungalowparambil CMI, the director either through Email: or Mobile +918289998237 on or before 26 February 2020.


Fr Antony Bungalowparambil, CMI

For Workshop Brochure Click Here