Looking for Hemaprabha S ūri's Trailokyaprakāś a (etc.)

Thrasher, Allen athr at LOC.GOV
Fri Aug 13 20:07:46 UTC 2010

There is another ed. of the Trailokyaprakāśa in the Library of Congress and eight other U.S. libraries.  You could request via Interlibrary Loan.

LC Control No.:       99946531 
Personal Name:     Hemaprabhas¯uri, 13th cent. 
Uniform Title:     Trailokyaprak¯a´sa. Hindi & Sanskrit
Main Title:        Trailokya prak¯a´sa / Hemaprabha S¯ur¯i´svara J¯i pran¯ita
                      ; sankalanakartt¯a Padma Vijaya Mah¯ar¯aja Gan¯ivarya.
Published/Created: Hastin¯apura, Meratha, U. Pra. : ´Sr¯i Nirgrantha S¯ahitya
                      Prak¯a´sana Sangha, 1998.
Related Names:     Padma Vijaya, 1937- 
Description:       lxiv, 188 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Summary:           Verse work, with Hindi translation on Hindu astrology.
Notes:             Hindi and Sanskrit.
Subjects:          Hindu astrology--Early works to 1800.
                   Jaina astrology--Early works to 1800.
Other System No.:  (OCLC) 43356543  
CALL NUMBER:       BF1714.H5 H3814 1998 Hind
                   Copy 1
-- Request in:     Asian Reading Room (Jefferson, LJ150)

WorldCat also shows a manuscript of it in Columbia University (OCLC No. 265033641), link to OPAC Clio < http://tinyurl.com/Trailokyaprakasa-ms >.

There is a Mānuṣyajātaka, but by Sridhara not Samarasingha, in microfiche in the Library of Congress and Center for Research Libraries:

LC Control No.:       94905574 
Personal Name:     ´Sr¯idhara (Son of Jat¯a´sankara)
Uniform Title:     Manusyaj¯ataka
Main Title:        Sat¯ikam sodah¯aranam Manusyaj¯atakam [microform] /
                      [´Sr¯idhara viracitam].
Published/Created: Kaly¯ana-Mumba¯i : "Laksm¯ivenkate´svara" Mudran¯alaye,
                      1972 [1915]
Related Titles:    Manusyaj¯atakam.
Description:       208 p. ; 18 cm.
Summary:           Verse work on Hindu astrology; includes explanation in
Notes:             In Sanskrit.
                   Master microform held by: DLC.
Additional Formats:
                   Microfiche. New Delhi : Library of Congress Office ;
                      Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication
                      Service, 1994.  3 microfiches.
Subjects:          Hindu astrology.
CALL NUMBER:       Microfiche 94/61358 (B) So Asia
                   Copy 1
-- Request in:     Asian Reading Room (Jefferson, LJ150)
-- Status:         Not Charged

It also can be requested via Interlibrary Loan.  Or one can just buy the fiche from our Duplication Services < http://www.loc.gov/preserv/pds/ >.  The latter might be quicker and no more expensive.  There is also a copy in the Bibliotheque Nationale, according to WorldCat.  I have no idea if these are the same work attibuted to different authors.


Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D.
Senior Reference Librarian and Team Coordinator
South Asia Team
Asian Division
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4810
tel. 202-707-3732
fax 202-707-1724

-----Original Message-----
From: Indology [mailto:INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Martin Gansten
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2010 12:47 PM
To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
Subject: [INDOLOGY] Looking for Hemaprabha Sūri's Trailokyaprakāś a (etc.)

I have been trying for some time, so far unsuccessfully, to procure a copy (printed, photocopied or scanned) of the Trailokyaprakāśa by Hemaprabha Sūri. Apart from the edition mentioned by Pingree (New Delhi 1967), I am aware only of a 1980 edition (with Hindi translation) published by the Jamnagar Jain Sangh.

Even more elusive is the Tājikatantrasāra (aka Gaṇakabhūṣaṇa, aka Karmaprakāśikā, aka Mānuṣyajātaka) by Samarasiṃha. Here I know of only one edition (with Nīlakaṇṭha's Tājikanīlakaṇṭhī, Meraṭha 1866).

Any help with locating either of these texts would be greatly appreciated.

Martin Gansten

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