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Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (1918- )

Created in 1918 and still in existence, the Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute is the organ of a major institution of Indian studies, founded a year earlier by the scholar whose name it bears, Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar (1837-1925) and based in Pune, Maharashtra (India). It participated in European orientalist networks, but wished to affirm, first of all in a colonial context, the original contribution of Indian scholars. The journal and the institute inherited the projects of the 19th century, and in the 20th century pursued new undertakings for the recovery, enhancement and safeguarding of ancient epics and sacred texts, in Sanskrit or in “vernacular languages”, as Bhandarkar himself expressed in the inaugural volume.

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