Finding Indological full-book PDFs on Google Books

Jonathan Silk silk at HUMNET.UCLA.EDU
Sat Jun 16 04:39:53 UTC 2007

Having now read the article pointed out by Richard, and the comments 
appended to that article, some of which question the problems with 
quality raised in the article, I wonder whether there might be some 
significant differences between the ways some materials (e.g., those 
in 'arcane' areas like 'Eastern Studies') are handled. One more 
example--if you care to, download or just look at the scan of 
Burnouf's Introduction a l'histoire du buddhisme indien. Just as a 
lark start at page 211 = the pdf's 251 (picked, I assure you, 
entirely at random) and look at a few pages. Given this kind of 
quality, why bother at all?
Jonathan Silk
Department of Asian Languages & Cultures
Center for Buddhist Studies
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Box 951540
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 From July 15, 2007:

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Silk
Instituut Kern / Universiteit Leiden
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