PUNE: Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) in collaboration with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute (BARTI) will translate the three volumes of ‘Pali Tipitika’ in Marathi. The two institutions signed an MoU in this regard on Wednesday.
The purpose is to enlighten Marathi speaking section with Gautam Buddha’s ideology and teaching preserved in Pali literature, stated the official statement.
Pali Tipitika is a collection of primary texts and scriptures in the Theravada Buddhist tradition preserved in Pali language.
“Through this project, Pali Tipitika will be available in Marathi language, which will be useful for Marathi readers and academicians. Buddha’s message and thoughts will be conveyed. Moreover, the literature, concept, words and culture in Pali will be taken to Marathi linguists. Also, a comprehensive ‘Pali-Marathi’ dictionary will now be created after this,” read the university’s official statement.
The memorandum was signed by Vice-Chancellor Nitin Karmalkar and Director of BARTI Kailas Kanse in presence of pro-VC NS Umarani, Registrar Prafulla Pawar, Director of International Centre Vijay Khare, Mahesh Deokar, head of Pali department and MLA Gautam Chabukswar.