[INDOLOGY] Fw: Mystery manuscripts

Dominic Goodall dominic.goodall at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 07:26:34 EDT 2016


It is true that photos of whole leaves might make the task easier and more interesting !

To add to Nibedita Rout’s impressive identification, here is a much more obvious one: it seems that IMG_0278.jpg gives the left-hand edge of a leaf that has the beginning of the Bālakāṇḍa of the Rāmāyaṇa (after the familiar copyists' maṅgala verse śuklāmbaradharaṃ viṣṇuṃ śaśivarṇaṃ caturbhujam, etc.)

Several of the other fragments you show (IMG_0269.jpg to IMG_0274.jpg) just have that same familiar copyists’ maṅgala, along with other formulae of obeisance.

Dominic Goodall
EFEO, Pondicherry



> On 05-Jun-2016, at 4:45 PM, Nivedita Rout via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
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> From: Nivedita Rout <nivi71r at yahoo.co.in <mailto:nivi71r at yahoo.co.in>>
> Subject: Fw: [INDOLOGY] Mystery manuscripts
> Date: 5 June 2016 at 4:44:33 PM IST
> To: Indology List <indology at list.indology.info <mailto:indology at list.indology.info>>
> Reply-To: Nivedita Rout <nivi71r at yahoo.co.in <mailto:nivi71r at yahoo.co.in>>
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> To: McComas Taylor <McComas.Taylor at anu.edu.au <mailto:McComas.Taylor at anu.edu.au>> 
> Sent: Sunday, June 5, 2016 4:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] Mystery manuscripts
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> First of all the images you provide are not in order and not showing full leaves, however I was able to identify only one text, that is "bhadrottpatisa.mgraha" in the folio images of no. IMG_2076 and 77. The Ms is written in Grantha script. The text can be read with the help of the Transcript no. T0806b from the Manuscript Library of the IFP, Pondicherry.
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> From: McComas Taylor <McComas.Taylor at anu.edu.au <mailto:McComas.Taylor at anu.edu.au>>
> To: "indology at list.indology.info <mailto:indology at list.indology.info> List" <indology at list.indology.info <mailto:indology at list.indology.info>> 
> Cc: Nicholas Con Bogiatzis <nick.bogiatzis at gmail.com <mailto:nick.bogiatzis at gmail.com>>
> Sent: Sunday, June 5, 2016 11:01 AM
> Subject: [INDOLOGY] Mystery manuscripts
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> Dear Colleagues
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> Some weeks ago a friend brought in these mystery manuscripts that he purchased in Tamil Nadu 40 years ago. I have taken a dozen images and zipped them together - we would be very grateful if anyone could help us identify them
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> https://alliance.anu.edu.au/access/content/user/u3936301/Mysyer_mss/Archive.zip <https://alliance.anu.edu.au/access/content/user/u3936301/Mysyer_mss/Archive.zip>
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> Thanks in advance
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> McComas
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Dominic Goodall
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