France and India Sign Agreement on Preserving Written Heritage [fr]
In Calcutta on 28 October 2015, the President of the National Library of France, Mr. Bruno Racine, and the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Culture (Government of India) Ms. Sreya Guha signed an MoU under which France and India will cooperate in preserving, identifying and publicising written and iconographies heritage.
The Consul General of France in Calcutta, Mr. Damien Syed, and the Director General of National Library, Mr. Arun Kumar Chakraborty, were also present on the occasion.
The MoU will help in the development of digital co-operation, sharing of technical expertise, competency, skill-building and cultural cooperation between the two countries.
France and India will also share expertise for the description of Indian manuscripts in Sanskrit and Tamil.
The French National Library has in its possession a number of correspondences between Rabindranath Tagore and French dramatist and novelist Romain Rolland, which can be made a part of the digital collection.