MS PUL Woolner 3031 (Nyāyabhāṣya)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 3031
Catalogue No. 263  (Vol. II, p. 17)
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition good  (stained by water, espacially the first folios)

Size in mm

Folio no data available  (ratio: 34:13)
Writing Area no data  (ratio: 26:8)

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 8,5  (7-10)
Akṣaras per Line 33  (30-36)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) (83 + 104) = 187
Foliation (from Label) 83 + 104 (187)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) 1st to 5th adhyāya  (according to folio 1r: a[dhyāya] 2, Gautamanyāyabhāṣya 83)

Script and Scribal Conventions

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


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Structural Elements

Other Structural Elements the MS is divided into two parts of 83 and 104 folios respectively

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers auspicious invocations in the last line of the last folio  (see Concluding Elements)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left margin
Number of Hands one

Marginal Title Information

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

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapāda, alignment, line number added to the marginals
Style of Writing by the scribe of the main text
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 17)
Nyāyasutra + (..): Gau[ ma ]< ta >sūt(r)a Bhāṣya
   Source: PUL Label
   Note: except for ''Nyāyasutra + (..)'' in nāgarī
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, black ink)
Vātsyāyanīya Nyāyabhāṣya
   Source: Concluding elements (104r,5)
   Source: Concluding elements (104r,7)
Uniform Title Nyāyabhāṣya

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r, black ink, nāgarī) / Text (104r,4) / Concluding elements (104r,5)
Uniform Name Pakṣilasvāmin

Person Related to MS
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements (104r,6)
   Source: Concluding elements (104r,6)
   Note: father of the scribe