Saturday, April 17, 2010

Murthys gift Harvard $5.2 mn to publish classics

N R Narayana Murthy, Chief Mentor of Infosys Technologies, and his family have donated $5.2 million to Harvard University and Harvard University Press to establish a new publication series called The Murty Classical Library of India.

The endowed dual-language series will feature contemporary English versions of works originally composed in classical languages such as Sanskrit, Persian and Urdu, as well as literature from Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Punjabi and other Indian languages.

“I am happy that Harvard University Press is anchoring this publishing project,” said Murthy. His wife, Sudha, said, “We are happy to participate in this exciting project of taking the rich literary heritage of India to far corners of the world.”

Full report here Indian Express

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