Since its inception, the Bharatiya Jnanpith has been working devotedly for the fulfilment of its twin objectives. Its research and publication programme started with the resurrection of a monumental classic. A temple at Moodbidri in Karnataka, had stored for centuries an unidentified manuscript of palm-leaves. The Jnanpith's painstaking research revealed that it was a ninth century commentary in Prakrit and Sanskrit, of a second century A.D. work, Sat-khandagama, in Prakrit on the doctrine of karman. The sixth & last part of this great work, Mahabandha, has been published in seven volumes, comprising three thousand pages, by Bharatiya Jnanpith.