Manuscript glosses

Ashok Aklujkar ashok.aklujkar at UBC.CA
Tue Jun 2 17:27:15 UTC 2009

In the name used for a commentary or subcommentary type, the
intention behind using the prefix ava could originally have been to suggest
that the glosses are written below -- below the lines or in the lower parts
of pages. I recall seeing mss where the was written in the lower
parts of pages, but I do not recall if the mss concerned were old or recent.

The type seems to have been more common among the Jains and
in the central-western part of India (Gujarat-Rajasthan area).

My impression, however, is that corrections, additions and glosses are more
commonly written in the left and right margins.

ashok aklujkar

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