Written in 1651, covers the history of Mongolia and neighbouring countries from the 13th to 17th centuries, including the reach of the Mongol empire across Asia and Europe.
Loamaafaanu(s), are the official records of land grants, written on copperplates, given to mosques built by Sultans after the Maldives converted to Islam. These copperplates, according to tradition, were kept hanging to a nail inside their respective mosques, so that all those who read this official grant would understand its contents.
The Neo Lao Hak Xath Film Collection is a significant collection of 450 newsreel and documentary films, which were shot in Lao PDR by the Neo Lao Hak Xath (or Lao Patriot Front) Film Division during the Indochina War. It represents a unique range of stories covering all major events in Lao History from 1955 to 1980. The films cover a range of social, cultural, educational, political and military events. The films have had and will continue to have a significant and enduring influence on Lao society.
Avesta is the overall name given to Iranians most ancient collection of writings and composition. It is an Iranian encyclopedia and the holy scripture for followers of Zarathustra. Zoroastrians are spread throughout Iran and India. This book has survived for three millennia. The copy is the oldest, dated and the most complete copy of this text in the world and includes Vendidad, Visperad and Yasna. This edition was scribed in Yazd in the 1607 C.E. Given the fact that neither Avestan nor Pahlavi script is in current use, and the fact that the surviving texts in these languages are very rare, the present text is very important from the standpoint of linguistics and writing system research.
As one of the most important scientific documentaries, The Soul of the Reef, with its good rhythm and precise audio/video synchronization, has a poetic look at the reefs. Without any narrations, the documentary makes all its viewers emotionally attached to the life of the reefs and worried about the factors threatening their lives. Enacting a law that forbids any damages to the reefs and using it for informing people of the region’s countries about the importance of the reefs are among the achievements of this documentary. In terms of theme and style, the documentary has won many national and international awards.
The “collection of documents and images of Karbala”, is a compilation of authentic and diverse documents, which includes official reports and documents obtained from the Qajar Dynasty (Iran), the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) and the eras of monarchical and republic regimes in Iraq. This collection covers a time span of 1413-1777 AH i.e. 1191-1992 AD. Karbala is an important and historical city in Mesopotamia.
The Al-Masaalik Wa Al-Mamaalik, Istakhri’s invaluable work, is one of the most important geographical books from the 4th century AH/10 CE, which presents an accurate description of the then socio-economic, cultural and political conditions of the Islamic lands –from India to Africa- supplemented by maps. The oldest known manuscript of Al-Masaalik, in its Arabic original, is kept at the Gotha library and, its oldest Persian translation, at Iran’s National Museum.
Nāgarakrĕtāgama is a 14th century Javanese text from 1365AD written on palm-leaves that gave an account of government and society in the Majapahit kingdom that covered most of the geographical area covering present-day Indonesia. The memory of this kingdom inspired the founders of Indonesia in their struggle against colonial rule.
The National Archives of Fiji’s collection of records of the imported Pacific Islands Labourers who were indentured to work as plantation workers during the labour trade from 1876 – 1914. Constitutes important information for genealogical and historical information.
Records of colonially-induced labour migration from 1879 to the 1960s.
The Indian Indentured immigration was first accounted for in the 1830s and over a period of roughly 100 years 1,194,957 Indians were relocated to 19 colonies. These records are the only documents for ancestral and lineage research for the numerous descendants of those Indian Labourers. The arrival of large groups of Indian labourers in the receiving colonies had immense repercussions, many of which are still being felt today. The Indian Diaspora had an enormous impact on the local economy, the politics and the socio-cultural make up of the colonies