facsimile editions

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Thu Jan 9 09:45:52 UTC 2003

These series have all been microfilmed and are, in principle, available
to buy on film.  See

I would be very interested to know the current status of this great
project, and the materials that were gathered.  Anyone know? Am I right in
thinking that through The Digital South Asia Library project
(http://dsal.uchicago.edu/), these materials will be made available under
the title "The Indological Series Database", as an NEH-funded project
located at the U. of Chicago? (Apparently providing efficient searching of
published editions of texts in a database of some 25,000 records.)


On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, Christophe Vielle wrote:

> I would suggest:
> W. Kirfel's Pur-a.na Pa?ncalak.sa.na;
> and all the old editions in the Bibliotheca Indica series, the Trivandrum
> Sanskrit series (only some of them have been reprinted by Nag or
> Munshiram), the K-avya m-al-a series or without-series of the Nir.naya
> S-agara Press in Bombay (also only a few reprinted in India) and the Bombay
> Sanskrit series. The full availability of such important series is a
> desideratum for individual Indologists as well as for "young" university
> libraries (even the old university libraries could be interested to buy new
> exemplars of them).
> >Dear colleagues,
> >
> >I have been asked to suggest items for publication in the form of
> >facsimile editions, and wonder if members of the list might be in a
> >position to help.
> >
> >There are no specific criteria except that the resulting book(s) will
> >have a good market in international academic and other particular
> >specialist libraries worldwide, and any additional readership that the
> >particular volume(s) might have.
> >
> >There is particular interest in printing editions of original Sanskrit
> >manuscripts or out-of-print classic Sanskrit texts, in order to issue
> >these for wider readership worldwide.
> >
> >The format would probably be: a facsimile of the original text
> >(manuscript or printed text), together with a translation on the facing
> >page or as the second part of the volume.
> >
> >Suggestions should go directly to Sarah Lloyd, Commissioning
> >Editor, Ashgate Publishing Ltd (SLloyd at Ashgatepub.co.uk).
> >
> >Thank you,
> >Julia Leslie
> >
> >London
> Dr. Christophe Vielle
> Centre d'Etudes de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud
> Institut orientaliste
> Place Blaise Pascal 1
> B - 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
> Tel. +32-(0)10-47 49 54 (office)/ -(0)2-640 62 66 (home)
> E-mail: vielle at ori.ucl.ac.be

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