Re: [INDOLOGY] Mahabharata referenes in Böhtlingk Roth

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at
Mon Feb 25 01:41:06 UTC 2019

If I am not mistaken, B-R refer to the Calcutta edition of the Mahābhārata
that predates the BORI critical edition.  Tokunaga's version is the
digitization of the BORI edition.


Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus
Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan
[Residence: Campbell, California]

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 5:38 PM Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <
indology at> wrote:

> Dear list members,
> I'm trying to trace some Mahabharata references in  Böhtlingk and Roth
> but i"m not clear how to translate their referencing format to whats in the
> GRETIL edition from Muneo Tokunaga revised by John Smith.  The B-R
> references are a digit (book number?) followed by a 5 digit number.  For
> example, in B-R a Mahabharata reference is 3, 16461 but there is no
> 03,164.061 in the Tokunaga edition.
> Any help in how to translate the B-R references to the Tokunaga verse
> numbering system would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Harry Spier
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