MS PUL Woolner 1958 (Tarkabhāṣā)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 1958
Catalogue No. 116  (Vol. II, p. 9)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support unclassifiable paper
Condition good  (first and last folios worn and brittle on the sides, last two folios have a hole from insect damage, parts of text are lost)

Size in mm

Folio 285 x 140
Writing Area 225 x 100

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 17
Akṣaras per Line 54

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 13
Foliation (from Label) 13
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 13  (last written and foliated folio is 13v)

Script and Scribal Conventions

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


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Structural Elements

New Section on New Side/Folio? Yes  (Uncertain: The final sentences on folios 12v and 13r end before the end of the folio, the lines remain unfilled. The text of 13r, and probably of 13v, does not start with a new sentence.)

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
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

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

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, alignment, line number sometimes added to the marginal
Style of Writing partly m.sec.
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes  (precise and diligent corrections by deletion of parts of akṣaras; sometimes overwritten)

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Label / Concluding elements (13v,14)
Tarkabhāṣā or Tarkaparibhāṣā
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 9)
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 (13v,14)
Uniform Name Keśava Miśra

saṃvat 1847
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 9) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (13v,14)