MS PUL Woolner 0280 (Mārtaṇḍa)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0280
Catalogue No. 170  (Vol. II, p. 11)
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition worn/brittle  (worm holes, stained, sides worn)

Size in mm

Folio 310 x 120
Writing Area 255 x 80

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 10-17  (10 on folios 1-3, 14-17 on the final folios)
Akṣaras per Line 36-52  (less on folios 1-3, more on the final folios)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 51
Foliation (from Label) 51

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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

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

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation ta.ratnā.ka., ta.ra.ka., ta.ra., tarka.ratnā.ka., or none
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas or short double strokes (=), alignment, line number added to the marginals
Style of Writing smaller, m.sec., by at least two different hands
Frequency very frequent
Orpiment Yes  (red and yellow coloured)

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Tarkasaṃgrahavyā called Mārtāṃḍa
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: Concluding elements (51v,4)
Tarkasaṃgrahavyākhyā – Mārtaṇḍa
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 11)
Uniform Title Mārtaṇḍa

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. 11) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (51v,4)
Uniform Name Rāmadatta

Person Related to Author
Miśra Rāmanārāyaṇa
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Concluding elements (51v,3f.)