MS PUL Woolner 7270

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 7270
Catalogue No. 276  (Vol. II, p. 17)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition worn/brittle  (label says "very old"; broken sides, water stained and mouldy; text partly faded and damaged)

Size in mm

Folio 430 x 82
Writing Area 425 x 40

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 9
Akṣaras per Line 128  (121-136)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 16
Foliation (from Label) 16
Physical Completeness complete

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) complete
Extent (from Personal Inspection) complete  (initial and ending colophon, at least 7 folios visible on the shots; 500 granthas according to a remark on 1r)
Textual Completeness of the Work complete

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Bāṅglā
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation daṇḍas  (and/or more or less space)


Other Emphasis underlining  (blue colored crayon in ending colophon on 16v)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation
right margin
Script of Pagination bengali
Number of Hands one

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element śrī  (? not clearly legible)
Location right margin

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Margins
Script Bāṅglā
Frequency infrequent

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 17)
Padārthakhaṇḍana Vyākhyā
   Source: PUL Label
Padārtha(ḥ) Loka
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r)
   Note: perhaps rather: Padārtha-loka?
   Source: Concluding elements (16v,5)

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Raghunātha, Jayarāma
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 17)
Rāmabhadra Sārvabhauma
   Source: Secondary literature (Wright, personal communication)
   Note: The Woolner project team is grateful for S.T. Wright's remark (April 6, 2013) on the authorship of the work transmitted in this manuscript: "This is a commentary—here called the Vivekāloka—on Raghunātha Śiromaṇi’s Padārthatattvanirūpaṇa. The author is Rāmabhadra Sārvabhauma. The author is confirmed from (1) the maṅgala verse in which he praises his father “Cūḍāmaṇi” (i.e., Jānakīnātha Cūḍāmaṇi Bhaṭṭacārya) as well as mentions himself. This verse is present in other works by Rāmabhadra (Dineshcandra Bhattacharya, 'History of Navya Nyaya in Mithila', p. 131); (2) the MS is nearly identical with the published version of Rāmabhadra's commentary in 'The Pandit' (1906). Although this MS does not include the first verse of the maṅgala as is seen in the published edition of the text, this is not a unique omission. As the editor notes in a footnote, this verse is often not included in available manuscripts ('The Pandit', 1906, p. 81, n. 2). Unfortunately, it seems that a misreading of the text identified this as a commentary by Jayarāma during the production of the PUL catalog. This means that the 'New Catalogus Catalogorum' entry for this text is incorrect. Also, Potter’s EIP that lists Jayarāma Nyāyapañcānana as the author needs to be updated. While it would have be wonderful if Jayarāma Nyāyapañcānana had written a commentary on this text, we currently have no evidence that he did."