[INDOLOGY] pre-lined mss.

Harry Spier hspier.muktabodha at gmail.com
Tue May 16 13:13:43 UTC 2017

Dear Peter-Daniel,

I don't know if this is of any use to you but the Gokarna collection of
vedic manuscripts (photographic facsimiles of about 250 manuscripts ) has
many manuscripts with double lines separating the text and the margins in
different styles.  (and manuscripts without lines separating the text from
the margins.)

See: www.muktabodha.org and click on digital library tab.

Harry Spier
Manager, Muktabodha Digital Library

On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 5:35 AM, Péter-Dániel Szántó via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> I would like to try out an idea, especially since we have some black-belt
> codicologists here.
> I noticed that in the mediaeval East Indian ms. corpus, we have a larger
> amount of pre-lined mss. among those dated to Pāla regnal years than the
> ones dated in the Nepalese style.
> Perhaps I should explain: by pre-lined I mean primarily two double lines
> separating the margins and the string space(/s) on each side. Secondarily,
> the guideline for the sūtra to help maintain lines parallel to the edges.
> Something like this:
>> My survey is not at all exhaustive, and, as I said before, this practice
> is not unheard of in Nepal. However, it starts in the Pāla realm a little
> before 1000 CE and continues steadily up to the very end, whereas in Nepal
> it seems to begin only in the early 12th c. My hypothesis for the time
> being is that the Nepalese were emulating this habit. Also note that the
> script in these cases is usually what is referred to as 'rañjanā' or
> simplified versions thereof. Ok, this last point sounds muddled, but I
> think that the palaeography for this corpus is pretty weak.
> Any comments would be greatly appreciated, especially if you can point me
> to some secondary literature on the subject.
> Best wishes,
> Peter Szant2
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