Hindi and Rajasthani MSS
D.Wujastyk at ucl.ac.uk
Mon Jan 31 11:09:32 UTC 1994
Forwarded by DW from:
PETER G FRIEDLANDER,
Cataloguer of Hindi manuscripts
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 94
To: ALLEN W THRASHER
RE: HINDI AND RAJASTANI MSS ID (24 JAN 94)
Hello, regarding the manuscripts you mention I believe they are all quite
obscure and a quick check indicates that none of these works or their
authors are in the Nagari Pracarini Sabha survey of Hindi manuscripts.
However, I have a comment regarding the work called Koka-bhusana by Josi
Jagananatha in the second manuscript. The Wellcome collection contains a
copy of a medical work by an author of the same name which was copied in AD
1747. As the subject of Koka might also have been a topic written on by an
author of a medical work it is possible they are by the same author. I can
find no references to this author anywhere apart from in our manuscript.
>From the viewpoint of the history of Indian Koka sastra/medicine this might
well be an interesting manuscript.
Hope this is of some interest.
Dominik Wujastyk Phone (and voice messages): +44 71 611 8467
Wellcome Institute, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE.
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