Finding Indological full-book PDFs on Google Books

Jonathan Silk silk at HUMNET.UCLA.EDU
Sat Jun 16 02:29:21 UTC 2007

I am sure this is terribly naive of me to say this, but:

Thanks to Tim's instructions, I've wasted a bit of time looking at 
books scanned by Google. So far, everything I've looked at has some 
serious if not fatal problem--missing or illegible pages, much of the 
book simply absent (like 200 pages of the Bibliotheca Buddhica 
edition of the Zik.saasamuccaya), the title not corresponding to the 
actual scan (I was jazzed to see PW listed--except, it's not PW at 
all!--pw is there, but only partially as far as I can tell), etc.

Is this the experience of others? Have I rediscovered the wheel? Or what?

Jonathan Silk
Department of Asian Languages & Cultures
Center for Buddhist Studies
290 Royce Hall
Box 951540
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1540
phone: (310) 206-8235
fax:  (310) 825-8808
silk (at)

 From July 15, 2007:

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Silk
Instituut Kern / Universiteit Leiden
Postbus 9515
2300 RA Leiden

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