Re: [INDOLOGY] Mahabharata referenes in Böhtlingk Roth

Greg Bailey Greg.Bailey at
Mon Feb 25 01:50:50 UTC 2019

Actually the printed edition of the BORI edition does include the equivalent numbers of the Calcutta edition.


Greg Bailey

From: INDOLOGY <indology-bounces at<mailto:indology-bounces at>> on behalf of Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <indology at<mailto:indology at>>
Reply-To: Harry Spier <hspier.muktabodha at<mailto:hspier.muktabodha at>>
Date: Monday, 25 February 2019 at 12:44 pm
To: Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at<mailto:mmdesh at>>
Cc: Indology <indology at<mailto:indology at>>
Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] Mahabharata referenes in Böhtlingk Roth

Thank you Mahdav,

I just realized that also :-)

Would anyone know a link to a pdf of the Calcutta edition.

Harry Spier

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 8:41 PM Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at<mailto:mmdesh at>> wrote:
If I am not mistaken, B-R refer to the Calcutta edition of the Mah?bh?rata 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<mailto: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.

Harry Spier

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