MS PUL Woolner 2468 (Arthasaṃgraha)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 2468
Catalogue No. 3  (one of four copies of the Arthasaṃgraha listed under one and the same catalogue no. in Vol. I, p. 110)
PUL Subject Classification Mīmāṃsā

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition damaged  (The MS is affected by rodents on two sides, small parts of the main text are missing.)

Size in mm

Folio 270 x 120
Writing Area 210 x 90

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 15  (11-16)
Akṣaras per Line 37  (33-40)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 15
Foliation (from Label) 15  (also according to folio 1r)
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) last written folio is foliated 15v

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) 400 granthas written  (''graṃthasaṃkhyā 400'' according to the end colophon)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation single and double daṇḍas


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers single line filling daṇḍas

Foliation etc.


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

Marginal Title Information

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

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapāda, alignment
Style of Writing clearly m.sec.
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, p. 110) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (15r,9)
Uniform Title Arthasaṃgraha

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements
Text After Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Laugākṣi Bhāskara
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, p. 110) / PUL Label
   Source: Text (15r,8)
Logākṣi Bhāskara
   Source: Concluding elements (15r,9)
Uniform Name Laugākṣi Bhāskara

Person Related to MS
Śuśobhita Bhikṣu
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements (15r,11)

a forest of Vārāṇasī
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (15r,11)
   Note: subhagachetravāraṇasikānane (sic!)

saṃvat 1918
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, p. 110)
śubhatithau pratipat* | ravivāsare hāyanottama + nmathacāpy abhūt*
   Time refers to: MS - Occasion of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (15r,10f.)
   Note: unclear