MS PUL Woolner 0052 (Tarkabhāṣā, etc.)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0052
Catalogue No. 133  (Vol. II, p.10)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition good  (stained from moisture, edges worn)

Size in mm

Folio 330 x 150
Writing Area 270 x 120

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 16  (10-17)
Akṣaras per Line 56

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 109
Foliation (from Label) 109

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) complete
Extent (from Personal Inspection) MS contains maṅgala and end colophons

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one  (style of handwriting fluctuates wildly on 2v)


Rubrication Yes

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (only maṅgala stanzas)
Other Structural Elements tripāṭha  (not on each folio)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left margin
Number of Hands one

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation ta. bhā. ṭī. gau.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins  (in the margins of all four sides)
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas in the text, line number added to the insertion/correction, alignment with the text
Style of Writing written by the scribe of the main text and at least by one more scribe  (at least three different hands in the margins)
Frequency very frequent
Orpiment Yes  (frequent)

Further Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Takabhāṣyā with Vyākhyā called Bhāvārtha
   Source: PUL Label
Tarka Bhasa
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label)
Tarkabhāṣāvyākhyā Bhāvārthadīpikā
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 10)
   Source: Concluding elements (109r, lines 10, 11 and 11-12)
Bhāvārthadīpikā of Tarkabhāṣā
   Source: Text (1v,2)
Uniform Title Tarkabhāṣā, Bhāvārthadīpikā

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Label
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 10) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (109r,14 and 15)
   Source: Text (1v,2)
   Source: Concluding elements (109v,10)
Uniform Name Keśava Miśra, Gaurīkānta Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya

Person Related to MS
Mukund Lal
   Relation to Manuscript: Person Responsible for Acquisition of MS
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label)
Mūlacaṃda Miśra from the Hayāla family, Sukhānanda's son
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements (109r,16)
Uniform Name Mukund Lal

saṃvat* 1895, kārttikakr̥ṣṇadaśamyāṃ bhr̥gudine
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (109r,15f.)
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Acquisition
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)