Organization - Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI)

Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI)
Basic Information
English Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI)
Local language भांडारकर प्राच्यविद्या संशोधन मंदिर
Country India
Category Research Institute
Domain Oral Traditions and Expressions
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Function Research
Established year 1917
  • To create a first-class and up-to-date oriental library
  • To train qualified students in scientific method of research
  • To publish critical editions of ancient texts and independent and original works having bearing upon oriental studies
  • To act as bureau of literary advice
  • To carry out activities not inconsistence with the above

The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute is a premier Institute in India, and known for its unequivocal contribution to the field of Indological research. From 1918 to 1966 the Institute successfully completed the ambitious project of preparation of the Critical Edition of the Mahabharata.

It has also published valuable research works based on the same. Among other prestigious publications stand the History of Dharmashastra written by Mahamahopadhyaya Bharataratna Pandurang Vaman Kane, the Vedic Bibliography by R. N. Dandekar and 93 Volumes of our research journal Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.

Since 1987, the Institute has undertaken a gigantic project of Prakrit English Dictionary on Historical Principles and have published six volumes. The Institute has been making steady progress in the field of research and has undertaken a number of research and other activities. The Institute has celebrated its centenary on the 6th of July, 2017.

Major Activities

The Institute holds 15 lecture series every year and conducts workshops on specialized subjects.

Besides the research activities, we have undertaken multidimensional infrastructural development of our campus. We are also modernizing and digitizing our Libraries which contains over 1,35,000 books on various subjects of Orientology and 28,000 rare and ancient manuscripts and trying to serve the people at large by making the material available online.

Contact Information (Organization)
Address 812, Shivajinagar, Next to ILS Law College, Pune - 411004
Tel +91-20-25656932

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