MS PUL Woolner 7183

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 7183
Catalogue No. 111  (Vol. II, p. 9)
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition worn/brittle  (stained from moisture, sides worn, large parts of folio 22 broken and lost; text, however, well preserved)

Size in mm

Folio 235 x 92
Writing Area 195 x 63

Margin Lines

Type double  (in the beginning; in the end: fourfold)
Colour red  (in the beginning; in the end: black)

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 11
Akṣaras per Line 40  (38-49)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 22
Foliation (from Label) 22

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) 800 granthas
Extent (from Label) complete  (800 granthas)
Extent (from Personal Inspection) presumably complete  (folios 1v/2r not photographed)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands two  (MS finished by second scribe)
Punctuation daṇḍas  (first scribe uses single daṇḍas, second scribe uses double daṇḍas)


Rubrication Yes  (with red powder; first one or two akṣaras at the beginning of each sentence)
Other Emphasis secondary underlining  (with red and blue colored crayon on 22r)

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers filled  (with daṇḍas and auspicious akṣaras)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right margin
Number of Hands two

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location verso, lower right margin

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation ta•ca•
Location verso, upper left corner, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas and alignment
Style of Writing like main text  (likely by first hand)
Frequency infrequent

Further Special Features

Illustrations, Graphs, Maps Yes  (dated "saṃvada 1764 varṣe likhitaṃ" on 1r; ibid.: astrological (?) chart and a list including "kesara, kasturī, kapūra, agara," etc. [meaning unclear])

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 9) / PUL Label
   Source: Concluding elements (22r,4)

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 9) / PUL Label
Dāmakr̥ṣṇa Bhaṭṭa
   Source: Concluding elements (22r,4)

Person Related to Author
Tirumala Bhaṭṭa from Vekaṭādri Bhaṭṭa's family
   Relation to Author: Father
   Source: Concluding elements (22r,3)

saṃvada 1764
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r)