MS PUL Woolner 0603 (Mīmāṃsānyāyaprakāśa)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0603  (corrected from 602 on the PUL label)
Catalogue No. 40  (Vol. I, p. 111)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Mīmāṃsā

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition worn/brittle

Size in mm

Folio 315 x 150
Writing Area 220 x 100

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 45
Akṣaras per Line 35 and 50  (first scribe: 32-38, second scribe: 44-57)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 45
Foliation (from Label) 45

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 two  (first more sloppy hand 1v-22v, second more neatly written hand from 23r up to the end)
Punctuation little space, no marks


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right margin
Number of Hands two
Further Features

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma, oṃ rāma.
Location verso, lower right margin, above foliation
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation nyā.pra., oṃ nyā.pra.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, alignment, line number added to the marginal
Style of Writing upright, small, fine line
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, p. 111) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (45,13f.)
Niay Prakas
   Source: PUL Label (older label on 1r)
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
Uniform Title Mīmāṃsānyāyaprakāśa

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, p. 111) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (45r,13)
Uniform Name Āpadeva

Person Related to Author
   Relation to Author: Father
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, p. 111)
   Relation to Author: Father
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: Concluding elements (45r,13)

Person Related to MS
(not clearly legible)
   Relation to Manuscript: Other Person Related to MS
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)
   Note: signature of library staff
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements (45r,14 )

   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
Uniform Name Amritsar

saṃ. 1859
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Catalogue / PUL Label
1859 V.S.
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Bookseller Label
15 F ’28
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Acquisition
   Source: PUL Label (older label on 1r)
   Note: February 15, 1928
yāte vikramarājyād dharṣe naṃdeṣu vasvilāsaṃkhye
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (45r,14)
   Note: meaning unclear