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Digital Shikshapatri
General Information

 Institution



University of Oxford
 Department Indian Institute Library
 Title of collection Digital Shikshapatri
 Funded by: The New Opportunities Fund
 Length of
 collection/project
November 2001 - December 2003
 Summary

Digital Shikshapatri provides instant online access to a treasure of the British Hindu cultural heritage that is held in Oxford's Bodleian Library. This fragile Sanskrit manuscript, called the Shikshapatri, was written by Shree Swaminarayan, founder of Swaminarayan Hinduism, and outlines moral and spiritual codes for everyday life.

This site provides a wide variety of online resources which set the Shikshapatri in its historical, cultural and religious context. It is designed to help people of all backgrounds to better understand the significance of this manuscript, which receives hundreds of visitors every year.

Collection
Description
 
 Subject
 
 Time period
 Region
 Language
 
 

 
The Bodleian's Shikshapatri manuscript; Swaminarayan Hinduism

19th Century - present day
Global
English, Sanskrit, Gujarate

Contact Details

Dr. Gillian Evison
gillian.evison@bodley.ox.ac.uk
Project Director

Indian Institute Library
Bodleian Library
University of Oxford
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG

URL Digital Shikshapatri
Record updated 23/02/2004
 

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