MS PUL Woolner 0303 (Dīpikātarkaprakāśikā )

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0303
Catalogue No. 227  (Vol. II, p. 15)
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Condition good  (slightly stained)

Size in mm

Folio 330 x 140  (folios 1-2 shorter: ca. 300 x 140)
Writing Area 260 x 100  (approximately)

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 13
Akṣaras per Line 40

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 53
Foliation (from Label) 53

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) Anumāna- and Upamānakhaṇḍa
Extent (from Label) Anumāna- and Upamānakhaṇḍa
Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end preserved

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright  (very similar or even the same as in PUL W 0300)
No. of Hands one
Punctuation no marks


Rubrication Yes

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers filled with daṇḍas

Foliation etc.


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

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation tapra.  (tarka. on 41v and 42v)
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Linking Method kākapādas and alignment with the corrected line
Style of Writing by at least two different hands; similar to main hand
Frequency infrequent
Orpiment Yes  (very frequent)

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Nyāyasāravyākhyādīpikā or Tarkprakāśikā
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 15)
   Note: anumāna-upamāna
Nyāyasiddhāntamaṃjarīdīpikā (Anumānakhaṇḍa and Upamānakhaṇḍa)
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio
   Note: written on a white paper card between folios 42 and 43
   Source: Concluding elements (53r,3)
Uniform Title Dīpikātarkaprakāśikā

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Śitikaṃṭha Dīkṣita
   Source: Concluding elements (53r,3)
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 15)
   Source: PUL Label
Uniform Name Śrīkaṇṭha Dīkṣita