MS PUL Woolner 0325 (Tarkabhāṣā)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0325
Catalogue No. 117  (Vol. II, p. 9)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Condition good  (sides brittle, sides of first folio brittle and broken)

Size in mm

Folio 300 x 130  (approximately)
Writing Area 250 x 90  (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) 25
Foliation (from Label) 25

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end of the text preserved and digitized

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one  (marginals by second hand)
Punctuation no marks  (small red colored circles in mid height of the lines of the main text on folio 1v only)


Rubrication Yes

Structural Elements

Other Structural Elements secondary single and double daṇḍas

Foliation etc.


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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location verso, lower right margin, above foliation

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation ta.bhā.
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 for corrections, short double strokes (=) for glosses  (line numbers sometimes added to the marginals)
Style of Writing upright, pale, m.sec.
Frequency very frequent
Orpiment Yes

Further Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Tarkabhāṣā or Tarkaparibhāṣā
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 9)
Tark Bhasha
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 25v)
   Source: PUL Label / Concluding elements (25r,8)
Uniform Title Tarkabhāṣā

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 / Concluding elements (25r,8)
Uniform Name Keśava Miśra

Person Related to MS
Nand Lal
   Relation to Manuscript: Person Responsible for Acquisition of MS
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 25v)
Uniform Name Nand Lal

   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 25v)