Query re LC entry

Ruth Laila Schmidt r.l.schmidt at EAST.UIO.NO
Fri Mar 10 09:28:46 UTC 2000

Dear colleages,

I have just received a query from

"Elin Gr°nneberg" <Elin.Gronneberg at stud.jbi.hioslo.no>

who is a student librarian, who in the course of preparing a bibliography
on Fridtjof Nansen has found the following entry in the Library of Congress

Author: Bhatta, MuulazaGkara Mohanalaala
Title:  Naanasena [microform]: Pravaasakathaao
        MuulazaGkara Mo. Bhatta
Published: Amadaavaada: Mukhyavikretaa Bhaaratii Saahitya Sangha, 1946
LC Call No.:   Microfilm BUL-GUJ-214 (G)
With the help of the Sanskritist L.M. Fosse I deduced that Pravaasakathaao
is "descriptions of travel" and Mukhyavikretaa Bhaaratii Saahitya is "Head
Sales, the Indian Literature Society". However I am not able to tell
Groenneberg what
Amadaavaada is, nor the language of the entry. Could Amadaavaada be a
Sanskritization of Ahmadabad, and the language Gujarati (as suggested by
final -o in Pravaasakathaao, which we take to be a plural form)?

Any help would be appreciated by this bewildered Urdu scholar.

With best wishes,

Ruth Schmidt

Ruth Laila Schmidt
Dept of East European and Oriental Studies
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1030 Blindern
N-0315 Oslo, Norway
Phone: (47) 22 85 55 86
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Email: r.l.schmidt at east.uio.no

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