The [Indian] government has created an online database of 1.8 million ancient texts to promote them as treasures of the country and to preserve millions of neglected manuscripts. . .
On the occasion of its fourth anniversary, the [National Mission for Manuscripts] has planned a host of events, including the launch of the database for which a software was developed. The National Electronic Catalogue of Manuscripts, Kritisampada provides information of individual manuscripts, manuscript collections and printed catalogues.
It will be available to the public, in both Hindi and English, and they could search on the basis of title, author, script, language, subject and material.