[INDOLOGY] INDOLOGY Digest, Vol 26, Issue 1

Lavanya Vemsani lavanyavemsani at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 19:31:27 UTC 2015

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>   1. Re: Manuscripts in India (Manu Francis)
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> Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:40:10 +0100
> From: Manu Francis <manufrancis at gmail.com>
> To: Martin Gansten <martin.gansten at pbhome.se>
> Cc: Indology <indology at list.indology.info>
> Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] Manuscripts in India
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> Dear Colleagues,
> I was recently in Chennai and it appears that it is easier to have access
> to the MSS of the GOML than to obtain a book published by OUP!
> At the GOML, I was able to get 5 MSS within 15 minutes and to photograph
> them.
> As for OUP, on Anna Salai, this is now a show-room only. You can see the
> books. You can touch them. You can smell them. But ... you cannot buy them!
> A new regulation has been in force for the last 8 months preventing OUP to
> directly sell its books. You now have to go to a bookshop or a distributor.
> If the book is not there, they might be able to order it for you to OUP.
> Good to know also, the TNSDA (Tamil Nadu State Department of Archaeology)
> has started to upload pdfs of its own publications and pictures/scans of
> paper and palm-leaf MSS on a dedicated website:
> The website is not really user-friendly. The scans are not always good, but
> some are excellent. The focus is on Tamil texts for the moment, but MSS in
> Sanskrit and other languages might appear in the future.
> This is in any case an excellent initiative!
> With very best wishes.
> --
> Emmanuel Francis
> Charg? de recherche CNRS, Centre d'?tude de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (UMR
> 8564, EHESS-CNRS, Paris)
> http://ceias.ehess.fr/
> http://ceias.ehess.fr/index.php?1725
> http://rcsi.hypotheses.org/
> Associate member, Centre for the Study of Manuscript Culture (SFB 950,
> Universit?t Hamburg)
> http://www.manuscript-cultures.uni-hamburg.de/index_e.html
> https://cnrs.academia.edu/emmanuelfrancis
> 2015-02-25 21:46 GMT+01:00 Martin Gansten <martin.gansten at pbhome.se>:
>> I'd like to confirm the positive report shared by Dominik earlier this
>> year (below). His post encouraged me to contact Koba Tirth by email, and I
>> found everone involved extremely helpful. It took them a few weeks to find
>> the manuscripts of the texts I was looking for, but then I had given them
>> several alternative titles. All in all I received PDFs containing nearly
>> 600 pages of high-quality scans. Unlike Dominik, I also received a bill,
>> for Rs. 600, but I was more than happy to pay. The only problem turned out
>> to be that the amount was too small (!) to be handled by the transfer
>> service I used, so I had to top it up with a minor donation; but again, I
>> was happy to do so.
>> Martin Gansten
>> Dominik Wujastyk wrote:
>> [...]
>> A counter-example.  The largest MS library in the world is the Gyan Tirth
>> at Koba <http://kobatirth.org/jainlibrary.aspx>, just on the outskirts of
>> Ahmedabad. Yes, I mean it.  250k MSS, making it four times larger than the
>> Vatican library or the BN in Paris.  I was there in late 2011.  The faculty
>> and staff could not have been kinder or more helpful.  Everything
>> computerized and efficient.  I was given PDFs on my data plug within half
>> an hour of asking.  No money.  And I was told, "next time, no need to come
>> so far; just send email, we'll send PDF as attachment."   Utterly amazing.
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