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Title: Biodeterioration of paper manuscripts and their control
Researcher: Sheeba Khan
Guide(s): Abduraheem K
Keywords: paper manuscripts
Upload Date: 25-Nov-2013
University: Aligarh Muslim University
Completed Date: 2011
Abstract: Manuscripts are one of the most important, precious cultural heritage found all over the world that have significantly historical, scientific and aesthetic value. The worldwide distribution of manuscripts contain immensely rich cultural heritage, legacy of traditional knowledge and wisdom and priceless Devine knowledge date back to thousands of years. Manuscripts are the most important cultural heritages which often found neglected in many countries for decades. But more importantly manuscripts are needed to be saved for the safeguarding the records of the past history, culture and traditional knowledge. Perhaps India possess one of the largest collections of manuscripts comprises more than five million manuscripts in various repositories like archives, libraries, museums and religious institutions. The recent trend in the rediscovering of the secrets of traditional knowledge and its wide applications in the modern science and technology particularly in cosmetic, pharmaceutical and agro industries, increased the significance of manuscripts in many fold. The major share of these manuscripts comprises of paper materials which are very susceptible to the biodeterioration particularly fungal growth and insect pests. Insects are the worst enemies of old books and manuscripts and other allied archival materials particularly organic materials as they contain cellulose and starch which attracts insect pests because of their nutrient nature. The nature and extent of the damage depend not only on the insect pests and materials, but also on how promptly detect the infection and controlled. The tropical countries like India, where the large part of the season, temperature ranges between 25-35o Celsius and RH remains more than 70%. In such a climatic condition the biological agencies like insects and microorganisms get ideal condition to flourish and multiply. Agrawal and Dhawan. (1991, 1995 and 1998) have stated that biological agents such as fungi and insect pests play a predominant role in deterioration of paper materials.
Pagination: 191p.
Appears in Departments:Department of Musicology

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