[INDOLOGY] MSS in Sarasvati Bhavan Library

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Wed Feb 12 10:16:04 EST 2014


I received only limited interest in the idea of a petition about SBL, so
I'm not going to pursue this, personally.  I'll support anyone else who
does so.

Best,
Dominik


On 4 February 2014 17:05, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
>
> Best,
> Dominik
>
>
> --
> 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
> and
> 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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