MS PUL Woolner 1448 (Arthasaṃgraha)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 1448
Catalogue No. 3  (one of four copies of the Arthasaṃgraha listed under one and the same catalogue number in Vol. I, p. 110)
PUL Subject Classification Mīmāṃsā  (according to label and PUL catalogue; bookseller label: Niay)

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition very good  (dog-eared)

Size in mm

Folio 340 x 155  (12 x 6 inches according to bookseller label)
Writing Area 105 x 250

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 12
Akṣaras per Line 38

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 14
Foliation (from Label) 14  (14 folios according to bookseller label)
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) last written folio is foliated 14v

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end preserved, likely complete

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

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers line filling daṇḍas  (frequent)

Foliation etc.


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

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation lau.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas or short double strokes above the line, alignment, line number added to the marginal
Style of Writing slightly smaller, similar to main text  (the glosses are written by another scribe than the corrections)
Frequency very frequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, p. 110) / PUL Label
   Source: PUL Label (deleted) / Concluding elements (14v,9)
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller's label)
Uniform Title Arthasaṃgraha

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Laugākṣi Bhāskara
   Source: PUL Label / Text (1v,1) / Concluding elements (14v9f.)
   Source: Concluding elements (14v,9)
Logakshi Bhaskar
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
Uniform Name Laugākṣi Bhāskara

Person Related to MS
Prabhamiśra(ka)ṭā Rāma
   Relation to Manuscript: Commissioner of MS
   Source: Concluding elements (14v,11)

   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Place refers to: MS - Provenance
   Source: Bookseller Label
Uniform Name Amritsar, Jammu and Kashmir

saṃvata 1918 mitīśrāvaṇavadi 12 śanivāsare
   Source: Concluding elements (14v,11)
saṃvat 1918
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, p. 110) / PUL Label
V.S. 1918
   Source: Bookseller Label