[INDOLOGY] MSS in Sarasvati Bhavan Library

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 11:05:27 EST 2014

Nowadays, online tools make it possible to compile an international
petition.  See, e.g., change.org, etc. What do we think as a community
about raising a petition to the minister of culture (see their National
Mission on Libraries <http://www.nmlindia.nic.in/>) about the
inaccessibility of MSS at the SBL and the damage done thereby to national
and international scholarship on the history of Indian culture?


Dr Dominik Wujastyk
Department of South Asia, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies<http://stb.univie.ac.at>
University of Vienna,
Spitalgasse 2-4, Courtyard 2, Entrance 2.1
1090 Vienna, Austria
Adjunct Professor,
Division of Health and Humanities,
St. John's Research Institute, <http://www.sjri.res.in/> Bangalore, India.
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On 4 February 2014 14:37, Martin Gansten <martin.gansten at pbhome.se> wrote:

> My thanks to Michael Witzel, Madhav Deshpande and George Cardona for
> sharing their views and experiences. It's a sorry situation indeed. The
> Sarasvati Bhavan Library catalogue includes some 120 MSS of 15 different
> texts relevant to my current research, some of them very rare -- but
> apparently unavailable. The situation lends a new meaning to the dictum
> 'pustakasthā tu yā vidyā parahastagataṃ dhanam'...
> Martin Gansten
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