MS PUL Woolner 0938 (Tarkāmr̥ta)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0938
Catalogue No. 179  (Vol. II, p. 12)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support unclassifiable paper
Condition good  (sides of final folios brittle)

Size in mm

Folio 290 x 140  (approximately; 11 x 6 inches according to the bookseller's label)

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 14  (11 on folios 1-2, 13-15 on the others, 16 on 9v)
Akṣaras per Line 40

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 9
Foliation (from Label) 9  (also according to the bookseller's label)
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) folios 1,

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end preserved

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation no marks


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Foliation etc.


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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location verso, lower right margin, above foliation
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation tarkāmr̥.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas and alignment
Style of Writing similar to main text, by scribe of main text
Frequency infrequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 12) / PUL Label / Text (1v,3) / Concluding elements (right margin, rotated anticlockwise 90°)
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller's label)
Uniform Title Tarkāmr̥ta

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Jagadīśa Bhaṭṭācārya
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 12) / Concluding elements (right margin, rotated anticlockwise 90°)
   Source: PUL Label
Jagadish Bhattacharya
   Source: PUL Label (Bhajan Lal Bookseller's label)
Uniform Name Jagadīśa Tarkālaṃkāra

   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
Uniform Name Alwar

Near 1800 V.S.
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Bookseller Label