[INDOLOGY] Digital Editions of Sanskrit texts

Charles Li cchli at cantab.net
Wed Jan 19 17:46:32 UTC 2022

Thanks! I guess I might as well toot my own horn a bit!

You might be interested in this GitHub repository that I put together, 
with some software and a long document outlining a procedure for an 
"empirical" method of reconstructing a text from multiple witnesses:


Here is a short article, currently under review, summarizing the work:




On 2022-01-19 18:27, Bihani Sarkar via INDOLOGY wrote:
> Dear List Members
> Sincere thanks for all the informative and helpful responses, 
> particularly from Dr. Birch and Prof. Griffith. I now have the 
> relevant contacts and information to get started on.
> For those on this List wishing to know, there are several Indological 
> digital edition projects revealed by the responses, such as the work 
> of the Dharma project, the Susrutasamhita project, the Dravyasamuddesa 
> project, the Open Philology and the Andhra inscriptions project. 
> Particularly noteworthy appears to be the work of saktumiva.org 
> <http://saktumiva.org> and Dr. Li in this regard.
> With best wishes,
> Bihani
> On Sat, Jan 15, 2022 at 7:08 PM Bihani Sarkar 
> <bihanisarkar at googlemail.com> wrote:
>     Dear List Members,
>     A very happy New Year. I hope this finds you well.
>     I write to inquire if anyone on this list may know about the
>     production of digital editions of Sanskrit texts. There has been
>     some exciting work in digital humanities and Biblical Studies, and
>     I am eager to see if the latest advances can be used profitably
>     for a research project I am developing.
>     Apart from designing such a digital edition, I am interested in
>     learning about manuscript transcription tools using artificial
>     intelligence such as Transkribus, digital collation tools, such as
>     Collate-X, and digital tools for stemmatic analysis such as Stemmaweb.
>     If you have been involved, or know someone who is involved, in
>     Indological research projects creating such editions, and are
>     aware of all these issues, I would be extremely grateful for your
>     help and advice (especially about costs involved and personnel).
>     Please do contact me at bihani.sarkar at orinst.ox.ac.uk
>     Thank you.
>     Yours sincerely,
>     Bihani Sarkar MA (English, First Class Honours), MPhil, D.Phil
>     (Sanskrit), (Oxon.)
>     Departmental Lecturer in Sanskrit.
>     Faculty of the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford.
>     Balliol College, University of Oxford.
>     Associate Research Fellow, St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford.
>     /
>     /
>     /Heroic Shāktism: The Cult of Durgā in Ancient Indian Kingship/:
>     https://global.oup.com/academic/product/heroic-shktism-9780197266106?cc=gb&lang=en&
>     <https://global.oup.com/academic/product/heroic-shktism-9780197266106?cc=gb&lang=en&>
>     /
>     /
>     /Classical Sanskrit Tragedy: the concept of suffering and pathos
>     in Medieval India/:
>     https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/classical-sanskrit-tragedy-9781788311113/
>     <https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/classical-sanskrit-tragedy-9781788311113/>
>     Alokā: Online Lessons in Ancient Indian Texts and Traditions:
>     https://www.bihanisarkar.com/ <https://www.bihanisarkar.com/>
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