[INDOLOGY] Text request: Nagarjuna's Ratnavali (Devanagari script)

David and Nancy Reigle dnreigle at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 16:57:05 UTC 2020

Good point by Matthew. Hahn's edition is still available from the publisher:


I have not seen Caube's edition. Possibly he used Hahn's edition. I have
posted only Tucci's edition, because Hahn's edition is still in print.


Tucci's edition of the parts then found was given by P. L. Vaidya in
Devanagari script as an appendix in his 1960 *Madhyamakaśāstra of Nāgārjuna*.
This book was reprinted in 1987, but now the editor is stated as Shridhar
Tripathi rather than P. L. Vaidya. It is number 10 in the Buddhist Sanskrit
Texts series from Darbhanga.

In 1980 Siglinde Dietz published most of chapter 5 (in Latin script)
in the *Journal
of the Nepal Research Centre* (vol. 4), recovered from a manuscript not
used by Tucci. This manuscript also provided some corrections to the parts
published by Tucci. All of this material was fully used in Hahn's edition.
I attach the article by Dietz.

Lastly, the third chapter, which was entirely missing in both manuscripts,
was retranslated into Sanskrit by Losang Jamspal and published (in Latin
script) along with the edited Tibetan text in the festschrift to Robert
Thurman titled, *In Vimalakīrti's House*, 2015, pp. 289-313.

Best regards,

David Reigle
Colorado, U.S.A.

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 1:02 AM Matthew Kapstein via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Your student should be aware that Tucci’s edition and its various
> Devanagari successors - Vaidya’s edition etc. - are very much inferior to
> Hahn’s superb work on this text. In this case, the edition you are using
> makes a very great difference.
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> On behalf of a student, I was wondering if any of you might have a PDF of
> the Sanskrit edition of Nāgārjuna's Ratnāvalī published in Varanasi by
> Bharatiya Vidya Samsthana in 2003, edited by Avadheśa Kumāra Caube:
> Ratnāvalī / Āryanāgārjuna viracitā ; sānvaya "Vimalā" Hindīvyākhyāsahitā
> ; sampādakaḥ vyākhyākāraśca Avadheśa Kumāra Caube.
> If it is not available electronically, perhaps someone knows where I could
> order a physical copy?
> I am aware of the Indica et Tibetica Verlag 1982 edition of this work from
> Michael Hahn, but if I am not mistaken that edition was published in Latin
> script. My student requires the text in Devanagari.
> Thanks very much!
> Andrew
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