MS PUL Woolner 0992 (Tarkabhāṣā)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0992
Catalogue No. 114  (Vol. II, p. 9)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition damaged  (edges brittle and broken and partly mended)

Size in mm

Folio 285 x 110
Writing Area 220 x 80

Margin Lines

Type double  (style changes from folios 12r on)
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 11  (less lines on folios 12r ff.: 9-11)
Akṣaras per Line 53 / 42  (more akṣaras per line on folios 1v-11v; extremes of sample: 43-59 and 40-45 respectively)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 28
Foliation (from Label) 28
Physical Completeness presumably incomplete

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright  (clear with seemingly quite modern characters)
No. of Hands two
Punctuation daṇḍas: red double daṇḍas on 12r-13r (m.sec.), no daṇḍas from 13v to the end


Rubrication Yes  (highlighting of most colophons and sūtras, and on many occasions, like "maivaṃ", "satyaṃ", "tathā hi" and "ucyate")

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right corner
Script of Pagination devanāgarī
Number of Hands two  (hand of MS changes [1v-11v and 28r/v; 12r-27v])
Further Features

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location verso, above right pagination

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation tarkka or ta.bhā.
Location verso, above left pagination
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method short double stroke (=) for glosses, kākapāda for corrections, alignment  (both above the line)
Style of Writing smaller
Frequency very frequent  (margins of 1v-2v overloaded with additional text; 1r-3v: marginalia partly missing due to damage of folios; last folio almost exclusively filled with (parts of) commentary)
Orpiment Yes  (frequently used up to 11v)

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 9) / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r)
   Source: Text (1v,1) / Concluding elements (27v,9-28r,1)
Uniform Title Tarkabhāṣā

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements
Text After Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Keśava Miśra
   Source: PUL Catalogue / PUL Label / Concluding elements (27v,9)
Uniform Name Keśava Miśra