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24 March 2005

Balinese Manuscript Collection Index


24 Mar 2005
The Australian National University Library, Canberra, Australia

"This Index provides a searchable index [http://anulib.anu.edu.au/epubs/bali/ - ed.] to the Balinese Manuscript Collection housed in the Menzies Library of the Australian National University Library. The Balinese Manuscript Project, the Hooykaas-Ketut Sangka (HKS) Project, was set up by Professor C.C. Hooykaas and his Balinese colleague Ketut Sangka in the early 1970s to produce romanised transliterations of the Balinese manuscript corpus. The project, which was conceived by Hooykaas as a way to preserve the Balinese literary heritage before it was irretrievably lost, continued after his death in 1979 under the leadership of Dr Hedi Hinzler of Leiden University, and is still continuing.
Between March 1973 and June 1992, the Department of Indonesian at the University of Sydney participated in the Balinese Manuscript Project [...] The Sydney Collection, now the ANU collection, comprises 5,219 transcriptions which have been registered in this Index. Copies of the HKS Project collection, some incomplete, can be found in the libraries of the University of Leiden, Cornell University, British Library, and the National Library (Perpustakaan Nasional), Jakarta.

The Balinese manuscript tradition incorporates a vast range of texts of all kinds written in a number of languages including Sanskrit, Old Javanese, Middle Javanese, Literary Balinese and Balinese. The Balinese Manuscript Project has made visible the vast extent and widespread dispersal of religious, epic and secular literature throughout the Balinese world. Many of the manuscripts transcribed belong to private collections in Bali and have not previously been recorded. [...] The compilation of this Index was supported by an Australian Research Council Large Research Grant (2000-2002)."


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