[INDOLOGY] Arsagranthavali 1912 Samkhya publication

Lubomír Ondračka ondracka at ff.cuni.cz
Sun Dec 18 10:45:22 UTC 2022

Dear David,

indeed, finding a file on archive.org is sometimes tricky. I have developed several strategies that help me. Keeping in mind the nice Chinese proverb about the fish and the fisherman, I will share one useful strategy.

If I suspect that a book may have been scanned as part of the DLI project, but I cannot find it on archive.org easily, I go to the DLI mirror (https://dli.sanskritdictionary.com/). Here it is possible to search by title or author, but most importantly it is possible to search for a substring. So I pick the most stable substring from the complicated Sanskrit name, which can be written in many ways, and search for that. Besides, the search fields here have an autocomplete feature so you can see what the possibilities are.

After a successful search, you can either get the pdf directly from this site (if it is there, which it is not always), or you can find it on archive.org, preferably by using the number in the "Identifier URI" field (e.g. in the case of your text it is 483197, if you enter that number in the archive.org search you will find the page).

To sum up, for more complicated titles, I strongly recommend starting your search on this DLI Mirror site.


On Fri, 16 Dec 2022 07:30:54 -0700
David and Nancy Reigle <dnreigle at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Lubomir,
> Many thanks for finding this and sending the link. Getting access to this
> book is very important to me. The varying spellings of titles for the books
> scanned by the Digital Library of India often thwart my attempts to find
> them. You seem to be an expert at finding them. I surely do appreciate your
> kindness in getting me this link.
> All the best to you,
> David
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2022 at 12:56 AM Lubomír Ondračka <ondracka at ff.cuni.cz>
> wrote:
> > It is here:
> > https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.483197
> >
> > L.
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 15 Dec 2022 20:12:34 -0700
> > David and Nancy Reigle via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> >
> > > Nandalal Sinha in his 1915 book, *The Samkhya Philosophy*, on the first
> > > page of the last appendix, "Panchasikha-sutram," refers to a Samkhya
> > > publication prepared by Raja Ram and published in the series,
> > > Arsa-Granthavali (Lahore), Vol. VIII, nos. 4 and 5, 1912. I cannot find
> > > this publication listed in WorldCat, or a scan of it at Archive.org. I
> > was
> > > only able to find this reference listing:
> > >
> > > https://www.panditproject.org/entity/50978/print
> > >
> > > Does anyone have a copy of this publication, or know where to find it?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > David Reigle
> > > Colorado, U.S.A.
> >

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