[INDOLOGY] PDF of Bhandarkar Report 1897/verse in praise of Śivasvāmin

Peter Mukunda Pasedach peter.pasedach at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 19 04:08:34 EDT 2019


Dear all,

one addition: I actually now realized that the link in my initial mail
was to Biswas 0854, thus a different book, and that this one is
numbered by Biswas as 0856, indeed not yet featured on
http://catalogues.indology.info/ .

Best,

Peter

Am Fr., 19. Juli 2019 um 09:46 Uhr schrieb Peter Mukunda Pasedach
<peter.pasedach at googlemail.com>:
>
> Dear all,
>
> many thanks to Gaia Pintucci for providing me with her scan of the
> book (https://we.tl/t-zv3wny9fZI , available until 26 July).
>
> Best,
>
> Peter
>
> Am Do., 18. Juli 2019 um 23:33 Uhr schrieb Peter Mukunda Pasedach
> <peter.pasedach at googlemail.com>:
> >
> > Dear all,
> >
> > would anyone have a pdf of the
> >
> > "Report on the Search for Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Bombay
> > Presidency, during the Years 1887-88, 1888-89, 1889-90 and 1890-91"?
> >
> > I am aware of http://wujastyk.net/mscats/Sanskrit_Catalogues/Biswas%200854%20Poona%20-%20Bhandarkar%20search%201887/Bhandarkar_Report_on_the_Search_for_Sanskrit_Mss_Bombay_1887.pdf
> > , but unfortunately its last pages, with roman pages numbers, are
> > missing.
> >
> > Gauri Shankar, in the introduction to his edition of the
> > Kapphiṇābhyudaya (p. xlvi), mentions an anonymous verse in praise of
> > its author Śivasvāmin, apparently featured in the description of the
> > Kavīndravacanasamuccaya in the book I am searching, on p. xi:
> >
> > vākyāni dvipadīyutāny atha mahākāvyāni sapta kramāt
> >     tryakṣapratyahanirmitastutikathālakṣāṇi caikādaśa |
> > kṛtvā nāṭakanāṭikāprakaraṇaprāyān prabandhān bahūn
> >     viśrāmaty adhunāpi nātiśayitā vāṇī śivasvāminaḥ ||
> >
> > Which is of interest not only because of the remarkable number of
> > seven Mahākāvyas (and other works) attributed to Śivasvāmin, but also
> > because of its mention of the "eleven lacs of hymns and narratives
> > composed day by day in praise of Śiva" (tr. Shankar, or maybe
> > Bhandarkar?) suggesting him to be a Śaiva, while his only preserved
> > work plays on a Buddhist theme. This verse makes its appearance in
> > other places, too, with variant readings. Any complete pdf, or scans
> > of the few relevant pages, or thoughts on the verse in question are
> > welcome!
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Peter Pasedach



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