MS PUL Woolner 6543

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 6543
Catalogue No. 116  (Vol. I, Appendix, p. 137)
PUL Subject Classification Mīmāṃsā

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition worn/brittle  (worm eaten, some leaves damaged; label says: "damaged" and "worn out")

Size in mm

Folio 259 x 115
Writing Area 200 x 67

Margin Lines

Type double  (also three or four since every line is drawn twice)
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 11
Akṣaras per Line 45

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 106
Foliation (from Label) 106

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) adhyāya 1, 1-2
Extent (from Label) 1.1.2  (folio 1r: "1-1-2"; text ends abruptly, no ending colophon)
Extent (from Personal Inspection) incomplete  (presumably)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
Punctuation daṇḍas


Rubrication Yes  (pratīkas and structural phrases like "yady api", "tad ayam arthaḥ", etc.)

Structural Elements

Other Structural Elements double daṇḍas

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation
upper left and lower right corner  (probably only verso)
Number of Hands one

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location lower right corner, above foliation

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation kāśī. / +śikā.  (only two instances in the present samples, one of which is partly worm eaten)
Location upper left corner, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Main writing area and margins
Linking Method kākapādas, alignment  (also marks like "=")
Style of Writing m.sec.  (finer ink, more sloppy)
Frequency very frequent

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r)
Taṃtravārtikavyākhyā (Kāśikā)
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, Appendix, p. 137)

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, App., p. 137) / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r)