[INDOLOGY] Resource Library for Dharmaśāstra Studies

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Sun Jun 20 02:15:54 UTC 2021

Dear Don and Patrick,

This is an enormous gift to our scholarly community.  Thank you to you both
and to Amy and Nikola and anyone else who worked on this project.  My mind
is boggled by the amount of work that has gone into this.  It is truly


On Fri, 18 Jun 2021 at 12:37, Donald R Davis via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> I am pleased to inform you about a new repository of searchable electronic
> texts of Dharmaśāstra commentaries and digests, hosted at the University of
> Texas. During the pandemic, Patrick Olivelle has been hard at work
> transcribing several important texts (thousands of pages!), often comparing
> editions and providing text-critical notes. Although we intend to make
> these open texts (CC BY-SA) available later through a central repository
> such as GRETIL or SARIT, the proofreading process for texts of this size is
> time-consuming. Rather than wait, however, we wanted to share the initial
> transcriptions of six texts, portions of which have been checked. They are
> offered to the Indological community as Google docs which can be downloaded
> in various formats. That format may be slower to load, but it makes
> corrections by a group easy. In most cases, we have also been able to
> provide links to PDFs of standard editions of the same texts for easy
> cross-referencing. In any case, we hope the availability of these e-texts
> will facilitate future research on Dharmaśāstra.
> Please join me in a public expression of thanks to Patrick for his
> typically tireless scholarly efforts to make these texts available. All
> inquiries, suggestions, etc. should be sent to me, but users are warned
> that the texts are offered as-is and that we are making continuous updates
> to the files.
> http://sites.utexas.edu/sanskrit/resources/dharmasastra/
> Best,
> Don Davis
> Professor & Chair
> Department of Asian Studies
> University of Texas at Austin
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