MS PUL Woolner 7710

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 7710
Catalogue No. 293  (Vol. II, p. 19)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya
PUL Cabinet and Shelf No. 26  (not visible on any picture of the MS, not found in the card catalogue)

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support regular hand made paper
Condition worn/brittle

Size in mm

Folio 250 x 106
Writing Area 200 x 74

Margin Lines

Type other  (the manuscript has two different scripts: Tamil̥ ("dra", i.e., draviḍa according to label and 1r) without marginal lines; and Devanāgarī with triple marginal lines)
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 23 and 10  (folios with tamil̥ script have 23 lines and folios with devanāgarī script have 10 lines)
Akṣaras per Line 59 and 40  (folios with tamil̥ script have 59 akṣaras and folios with devanāgarī script have 40 akṣaras)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 7
Foliation (from Label) 4 and 7  (tamil̥ and nāgarī part respectively)
Foliation (from Card Catalogue) 7
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 4 and 6  (tamil̥ and nāgarī part respectively)
Physical Completeness incomplete

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) 1-4 and 1-5, 7  (tamil̥ and nāgarī part respectively)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī  (plus Tamil̥ )
Style of Writing other  (tamil̥ script cursive and devanāgarī is upright)
No. of Hands two
Punctuation virtually no marks


Rubrication Yes

Structural Elements

Other Structural Elements after the passage written in tamil̥ script the passage written in devanāgarī starts on a new folio

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation upper left corner of recto folios (1st part); upper left corner and lower right corner of verso foli
Script of Pagination same as main text
Number of Hands same as main text

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma  (only in 2nd part)
Location verso, lower right corner

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation lau◦, lau◦ki◦, lau◦ka◦  (meaning Laukikaviṣyatāvicāra)
Location verso, upper left corner

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Tamiḻ
Linking Method a cross ''+'' above the line
Style of Writing similar to the main text
Frequency infrequent  (rare in 1st part of MS written in Tamil̥, no marginals in the second part written in Devanāgarī)
Orpiment Yes

Further Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 19) / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r of the nāgarī part) / Concluding elements (7v,1)
   Source: PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r of the tamil̥ part)
   Note: both titles in the lable

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements
Text After Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (upper margin of 1r of the tamil̥ part (nāgarī, pencil))