Deccan College Sanskrit dictionary

Asko Parpola asko.parpola at HELSINKI.FI
Fri Jun 5 06:41:47 UTC 2009

Last weekend in Kyoto, I heard from Vasant Shinde, Professor of  
Archaeology at the Deccan College, that the Sanskrit Dictionary has  
been granted substantial funds for digitization and that the work has  
already been started.

Best regards, Asko

Quoting "Paul Kiparsky" <kiparsky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU>:

> What about the Deccan College Dictionary?    Imagine having all the  
> slips online, transcribed and digitized in searchable form with all  
> the pandits' annotations included.  Last time I was in Pune the  
> slips were still rotting in the scriptorium.  The publication is  
> taking for ever, and the printed volumes don't include everything.   
> It would be a fantastic resource, and it would rescue the work of  
> some brilliant scholars over many decades.  I heard there was some  
> plan to scan the slips, not nearly as useful, but I suppose more  
> realistic.  Does anyone know what the current state of the project is?
> Paul

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