[INDOLOGY] Access to Sanskrit manuscripts in the Tibet Museum, Lhasa

David and Nancy Reigle dnreigle at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 17:02:23 UTC 2022

I now have the Luo Zhao catalogue. Thanks!

Best regards,

David Reigle
Colorado, U.S.A.

On Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 10:04 AM David and Nancy Reigle <dnreigle at gmail.com>

> Dear Diego,
> Thank you for your reply and information. Yes, I did indeed have better
> luck with access to the Sāṅkṛtyāyana collection of photographs of some of
> these manuscripts at Göttingen University. After getting their email
> address in reply to my query here of 3/14, I contacted them and got scans
> of the photos almost immediately. Their willingness to make these
> photographs available and their service in doing so is exemplary.
> The situation with the Tucci photographs in Naples seems a little
> difficult at the moment.
> Regarding the catalogue by Luo Zhao, I had noticed Ernst Steinkellner's
> mention of it in *A Tale of Leaves*, then noted as unseen. I did not know
> that xeroxes of it were circulating. If you or anyone else here has it, I
> would be glad to get either a scan of it or pay for getting photocopies.
> Thanks and best regards,
> David Reigle
> Colorado, U.S.A.
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 8:58 AM DIEGO LOUKOTA SANCLEMENTE <
> diegoloukota at ucla.edu> wrote:
>>   Dear David,
>>   The short answer is, as far as I know, no. They are zealously guarded
>> and the last I knew is that they will be for the foreseeable future. Ernst
>> Steinkellner managed to form a liaison in the 90s and published a few
>> things, but my impression is that otherwise they are permanently off
>> limits, to Chinese and non-Chinese scholars alike. If things have changed,
>> I would urge anyone who knows the current situation to update us.
>>   I think you may have better luck with the photos Tucci and Sankrtyayana
>> took, now in Göttingen and Naples.
>>   There is a complementary catalogue by Luo Zhao of the holdings of the
>> Potala and Norbulingka, of the MSS. that were never taken to the “Palace of
>> Nationalities” in Beijing. This circulates in xeroxes of the original
>> handwritten notebook.
>>   I hope this helps!
>>   namaskaromi,
>>   Diego
>> On Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 7:43 AM David and Nancy Reigle via INDOLOGY <
>> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> Is there any access to reproductions of the Sanskrit manuscripts now
>>> preserved in the Tibet Museum in Lhasa?
>>> A catalogue compiled in 1985 by Wang Sen lists 259 such manuscripts.
>>> This catalogue had been almost impossible to find until Haiyan Hu-von Hin
>>> über reproduced it as an appendix to an article published in 2006,
>>> which I have posted here:
>>> http://prajnaquest.fr/blog/wp-content/uploads/Sanskrit-Manuscripts-once-kept-in-the-Palace-of-Culture.pdf
>>> .
>>> Many of these manuscripts had been described earlier by Rāhula
>>> Sāṅkṛtyāyana in three articles, which I have posted here:
>>> http://prajnaquest.fr/blog/279/.
>>> In particular, I am seeking scans or other reproductions of a manuscript
>>> or manuscripts of the Kālacakra-tantra.
>>> Thanks and best regards,
>>> David Reigle
>>> Colorado, U.S.A.
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>> --
>>   Diego Loukota
>>      Department of Asian Languages and Cultures - UCLA - 290 Royce Hall
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