Re: [INDOLOGY] Alphabetic Contents of Bāṇa’s Kādambarī [Publication Announcement]

Walter Slaje walter.slaje at
Fri Sep 4 14:21:37 UTC 2020

Dear Mr. Ferstl,

as can be seen from the blurb, Professor Bollée himself had released this
volume for printing only a couple of days before his death in the course of
which he also decided on the title in exactly its published form. The
publisher and the series editors had to respect his wishes in this respect.
A PDF with Bollée's preface can however be viewed and downloaded on the
publisher's order page before actually placing an order. It reads: "This
first volume analyses the text up to page 237 as far as Kane in his edition
of Peterson (Bombay, 1920-21) and accordingly David Smith's in the Clay
Sanskrit Library 51". ("Read

Since this one was, as I expressly stated in my announcement, "the last
monograph from his untiring pen", there can be no more subsequent volumes,
unless Professor Bollée returns reborn with the same profession, or you or
someone else with a similar diligence as Professor Bollée take the trouble
to complete his index themselves.

Kind regards,

Am Fr., 4. Sept. 2020 um 15:30 Uhr schrieb Christian Ferstl <
christian.ferstl at>:

> Thank you, Prof. Slaje,
> for bringing this very deserving publication to our attention. However,
> not the complete Sanskrit text of Bāṇa’s Kādambarī is covered by this
> index, which lists lemma only up to Parab's edition (Bombay 1948) p.
> 237, i.e., only a part of the pūrvabhāga. This is mentioned in the
> preface, but no hint of it is given in the title of the book or by the
> Series number.
> Are there plans to publish an index of the remaining parts?
> Christian Ferstl
> Am 30.08.2020 12:55, schrieb Walter Slaje via INDOLOGY:
> > Dear Colleagues,
> >
> > I should like to bring another new publication to your attention.
> >
> > Kindly regarding,
> > Walter Slaje
> >
> >  Bollée, Willem: Alphabetic Contents of Bāṇa’s Kādambarī:
> > Based on Gwendolyn Layne’s and David Smith's Translations (= Studia
> > Indologica Universitatis Halensis, Band 17). Halle an der Saale:
> > Universitätsverlag Halle-Wittenberg, 2020, 168 S., ISBN:
> > 978-3-86977-221-9, EAN: 9783869772219
> >
> > In the words of David Smith, “there is no Sanskrit poet more
> > interesting than Bāṇa, none more original, none greater, and his
> > prose poem “Princess Kādambarī” is his supreme achieve­ment.
> > Always held in India to be the best prose poem, Bāṇa’s
> > Kādambarī is a master­piece of classical Sanskrit litera­ture,
> > unrivaled in rich­ness and depth.
> >
> > The late Professor Willem Bollée (1927–2020) has prepared an index
> > of words and notions of Bāṇa’s difficult and unique romance
> > Kādambarī with a view to unclosing the wealth of cultural
> > infor­mation contained in this second work of genius of Bāṇa.
> > Professor Bollée has released the present edition for printing. It is
> > the last mono­graph from his untiring pen.
> >
> >
> >
> > For a complete list of all the volumes in this series, see:
> >
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