Dear Toke,

Here is a link to this edition:

The purāṇa text in this edition is a reprint of one of the Venkatesvara Press printings. So it is the old Venkatesvara Press edition, first published in 1906. This edition has more than the usual number of corrupt readings, as has been noted by several researchers who used it. R. C. Hazra in his Studies in the Puranic Records on Hindu Rites and Customs used the Vangavasi Press edition, which was published in Calcutta in 1908, probably in Bengali script. I have not seen it, and have been trying to obtain a copy of it. This edition seems to have significant differences from the Venkatesvara Press edition, in the way of additions and omissions and better readings. The Epic and Puranic Bibliography lists three other editions published in Calcutta, 1895, 1908, and 1940, that I have no way to check. They are not held in any North American Library and have not yet been scanned by the Digital Library of India, as far as I can find.  As far as I know, the Venkatesvara Press edition and the Calcutta editions are the only independently made editions that were based directly on manuscripts. I would be glad to get a copy of any of the Calcutta editions. 

Best regards,

David Reigle
Colorado, U.S.A.

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 9:04 AM Toke Knudsen <> wrote:
Hi all,

Would anyone happen to have a PDF version of the following edition of the Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa?

The  Brahmāṇḍa Mahāpurāṇa with English Introduction, Verse-Index and Textual Correction
Editor: K. V. Sharma
Varanasi: Krishnadas Academy, 2000 (reprint)

A PDF of another edition would work as well.

Alternatively, if anyone has access to the physical book of the above edition, I’m merely looking for a couple of page references.

Many thanks in advance.

Best wishes,

Toke Lindegaard Knudsen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics
State University of New York at Oneonta

Affiliated Researcher
Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
University of Copenhagen

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