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  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E660
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last updated: 4/14/2010

Sukumar Sen Manuscript Collection




In 2001 the Sukumar Sen Manuscript Collection was filmed by the South Asia Microform Project (SAMP) under the direction and leadership of Professor Rebecca Manring of the Department of Religious Studies and India Studies of Indiana University.


The forty-six reels of film in the collection are from Barddhaman Sahitya Sabha, the personal collection of Professor Sukumar Sen, an important figure in the intellectual history of Bengal, India.


As a whole the collection constitutes the medieval Bengali literary canon, and includes a few Vaisnava works in Sanskrit as well as a great deal of material in the Bengali language.  


More than 900 manuscripts are preserved in the collection and are available in the Herman B Wells Library at Indiana University (ET2) as well as at the Center for Research Libraries. The microfilm reels at Indiana University Libraries circulate through interlibrary loan.


The Catalogue for the Sukumar Sen  (Barddhaman Sahitya Sabha) Manuscript Collection, compiled by Rebecca J. Manring with Hena Basu (Ann Arbor: Association for Asian Studies, 2006) serves as a finding aid for the collection.  It is supplemented here by a list detailing contents of individual reels scanned by the Center for Research Libraries.



Andrea Singer April 14th, 2010

last updated: 4/14/2010