[INDOLOGY] New Catalogus Catalogorum - new volumes

James Hartzell james.hartzell at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 11:41:07 UTC 2014

Congrats to the U. Madras team, and thanks Dominik for the news update.

On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 12:17 PM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com>wrote:

> I
> ​'m thrilled to have received in today's post my order for the latest
> seven volumes of the NCC (Madras, 2013).  The indefatigable team at the U.
> of Madras, especially the editors Prof. Dr S. Revathty, Prof. Dr S.
> Padmanabhan, Assist. Prof. Dr P. Narasimhan, and Assist. Prof. Dr C.
> Murugan, under the dynamic directorship of Prof. Dr Siniruddha Dash, have
> now published volumes 26-32, covering Lakāra-Śaṅkarācāryotpatti.  Volume 28
> includes an updated bibliography of the catalogues extracted for the NCC
> and abbreviations for the wide range of secondary sources cited.
> I consider the NCC to be amongst the most important projects of indology
> in the 20th and 21st centuries (so far), up there with the BORI Mahabharata
> and the Deccan College Dictionary.  It is what might be called a Big
> Humanities project (like CERN is a big science project).  International
> scholarship owes a great deal to Prof. Dash and his team, Prof. Dr R.
> Thandavan (VC of the U. of Madras, who strongly supports the project), the
> IGNCA, NAMAMI and the UGC.  Prof. Dash in particular has managed to
> reinvigorate a project that had languished in the 1990s, and was in danger
> of collapsing altogether.
> And now the end is in sight, at least for the printed product.  Supporters
> of the project are exciting about the future plans at Madras after the
> printed volumes are completed.  Revisions, suppletions, digital spin-offs,
> and other products from this astounding database of Indian scholars and
> literary history can be expected to open new vistas for 21st century
> scholarship on Indian culture.
> Best,
> Dominik Wujastyk
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James Hartzell, PhD
Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC)
The University of Trento, Italy

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