[INDOLOGY] Indian Manuscripts from Switzerland

Francois Voegeli francois.voegeli at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 13:15:53 UTC 2019

The MCAH_Lausanne_IG256 and MCAH_Lausanne_IV829 are in Malayalam lipi, apparently transcribing a Malayalam text but I am not proficient enough in the language to see which one.


F. Voegeli

> On 24 Jun 2019, at 12:31, Manu Francis via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> Claire Brizon (cc-ed), a colleague from the Bern University, recently sent me photographs of palm-leaf manuscripts brought in the 18th century from India to Switzerland by Swiss mercenaries (Polier, Villaret).
> I could identify the language and script of 2 Tamil manuscripts. There are 4 other items: in Malayalam, Singhalese and Telugu/Kannada, it seems.
> Could knowledgeable ones kindly confirm/infirm my guesses and say more about the contents of the manuscripts?
> Here are the pictures:
> https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gt6knv3ojp3p2g0/AACYn4j4qeV9yjO2nvj4y_ETa?dl=0 <https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gt6knv3ojp3p2g0/AACYn4j4qeV9yjO2nvj4y_ETa?dl=0>
> Please contact directly Claire Brizon <claire.brizon at ikg.unibe.ch <mailto:claire.brizon at ikg.unibe.ch>>.
> If you are interested in studying these manuscripts, Claire Brizon will do her best to get more pictures.
> With very best wishes.
> Emmanuel FRANCIS <http://ceias.ehess.fr/index.php?1725>
> Chargé de recherche CNRS, Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud <http://ceias.ehess.fr/> (UMR 8564, EHESS-CNRS, Paris)
> Online CV HAL <https://cv.archives-ouvertes.fr/emmanuel-francis>
> Regionalism & Cosmopolitism: South India <http://rcsi.hypotheses.org/>
> Associate member, Centre for the Study of Manuscript Culture <http://www.manuscript-cultures.uni-hamburg.de/index_e.html> (SFB 950, Universität Hamburg)
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