ANUBhasha, playing on the Sanskrit word for ‘conversation’, is a collective of scholars of premodern South Asia, working at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia. This group works to promote the usage of digital tools to engage scholarly and cultural communities in the study and use of manuscripts and literature. Currently, this includes several long-term projects focusing on different linguistic and cultural communities of the South Asian past. Although divergent in time and methods, these projects all consider how the study of South Asian texts, literature, and culture can be enhanced by combining: (1) community input and engagement, (2) academic study and rigour, and (3) digital frameworks and technology. These goals are informed by the collaborator’s joint roles as researchers and educators.