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Where are the original/last known manuscripts of Hindu texts?

Where can one find the original manuscripts of the Hindu texts like the Vedas, Upanishads, Mahabharata, Ramayana etc. ? I mean the ones used for the first English translations in the late 1800s by the ...
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Jaya evolution to Bharat and then to Mahabharat [duplicate]

Indologist Koenraad Elst mentions that first there was Jaya (original Mahabharat) written by Vyasa, then it expanded into Mahabharat. Here's the video where he says so https://youtu.be/myBXPSYIiTY?t=...
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Why did BORI excise the Vyāsa-Gaṇeśa conversation from its critical edition of the Mahābhārata?

The following extract is from the introduction to The Mahabharata: Volume 1 by Bibek Debroy. There are many different versions or recensions of the Mahabharata. However, between 1919 and 1966, ...
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Is there a BORI critical edition of Rigveda available online?

BORI critical edition of Mahabharata is available online on sanskritdocuments.org This article on hindustantimes.com says that BORI has ancient manuscripts of Rigveda. Is there a BORI critical ...