Alla.h-Upani.sad

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Thu Nov 30 16:44:02 EST 2006


I bought them in Rajasthan and Delhi.  Many are just single sheets.

Allen

Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D., Senior Reference Librarian
South Asia Team, Asian Division
Library of Congress, Jefferson Building 150
101 Independence Ave., S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4810
tel. 202-707-3732; fax 202-707-1724; athr at loc.gov
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>>> jkirk at SPRO.NET 11/30/06 4:10 PM >>>

Amazing........where did these mss. come from?
Joanna
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>I haven't any comments directly on this text, but may have an interesting 
>parallel phenomenon.  I have in my collection of small mss of mantras and 
>yantras, a number of yantras which seem to mean nothing in any script I am 
>aware of, but upon further examination turned out to be derived from the 
>Bismillah ("In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful") by 
>successive copying and distortion by people whose sole or primary script 
>was Nagari.
>
> Allen
>
> Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D., Senior Reference Librarian
> South Asia Team, Asian Division
> Library of Congress, Jefferson Building 150
> 101 Independence Ave., S.E.
> Washington, DC 20540-4810
> tel. 202-707-3732; fax 202-707-1724; athr at loc.gov
> The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Library of 
> Congress.


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