MS PUL Woolner 4239 (Nyāyasūtravr̥tti)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 4239
Catalogue No. 267  (Vol. II, p. 17)
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition good  (sides worn and brittle)

Size in mm

Folio 170 x 210  (upright format; approximate measuring)
Writing Area 120 x 150

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 17  (15-18)
Akṣaras per Line 22

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 310 leaves  (it should, however, say 'pages')
Foliation (from Label) 310 folios  (it should, however, say 'pages')
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 155  (the MS is paginated, hence it contains 155 folios, 310 pages)
Physical Completeness complete  (according to the PUL label)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) complete
Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end preserved

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation rare daṇḍas  (only at the end of commentary of basic text parts)


Other Emphasis highlighting with red coloured crayon  (of parts of the end colophon)

Structural Elements

Other Structural Elements basic text indented and written with bigger akṣaras and bolder line  (no tripāṭha, but emphasis of basic text)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation
pagination verso and recto, centered in the upper margin
Number of Hands one

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method lines drawn from the marginal to the place of insertion or correction  (sometimes kākapādas are drawn above the line)
Style of Writing m.sec., pencil
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 17)
Nyāyasūtra savyākhyā
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: Text (page 310, line 5)
   Source: Concluding elements (page 310, line 13)
Uniform Title Nyāyasūtravr̥tti

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements
Text After Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Label / Text (page 1, line 16) / Concluding elements (page 310, line 5)
Viśvanātha Pañcānana
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 17)
Viśvanātha Bhaṭṭācārya
   Source: Concluding elements (page 310, line 13)
Uniform Name Viśvanātha

Person Related to Author
   Relation to Author: Father
   Source: Text (page 1, lines 15f.)
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Concluding elements (page 310, line 7)
Vidyānivāsa Bhaṭṭācārya
   Source: Concluding elements (page 310, line 12)

Person Related to MS
Pundit Rājārāma
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements (below the endcolophon on page 310 verso)

   Place refers to: MS - Place of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (page 310, line 11)
   Note: ''vr̥ṃdāvipine''

nārāyaṇadevadīnabandho rasavāṇatithau śakeṃdrakā{10}le bahule kāmatithau śucau sitāhe
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (page 310, lines 9f.)