Monasteries and temples in Bhutan hold most of the Bhutan’s rich textual heritage, which, if not conserved, could be lost to natural calamities like fire, earthquake or to theft, burglary and smuggling, and to ignorance and negligence.

Today, digital technology has made conservation much easier than in the past, and Bhutanese scholar Dr Karma Phuntsho has successfully digitalised around 5,000 volumes of various textual heritages from about 20 monasteries and temples.

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