Sanskrit-Tibetan Textual Work

Royce Wiles Royce.Wiles at ANU.EDU.AU
Thu Oct 28 00:55:20 UTC 1999

>Tabo Monastery is in Spiti, Himchal Pradesh.  It has the jumbled
>remnants (35,000 folios) of what was once a very extensive library
>with many early high-quality mss.   There has been an Austro-Italian
>project to sort, study and microfilm what is there.  Prof Steinkellner
>is involved in the project, I believe.

Dr. Paul Harrison of the University of Canterbury, gave a paper a few years
ago here in Canberra about the work on the manuscripts in Tabo. (I don't
think it was an Austro-Italian project by the way, maybe New

I'm sure he has published accounts somewhere by now but do not have
references here. Maybe it would be best to contact him directly. I think he
may be in London about now (Numata Professorship?).

His snail mail address:

Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch, New Zealand

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