Aspects of Manuscript Culture in South India

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BRILL, Jul 25, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 340 pages
This volume deals with South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts, predominantly on palm leaf and rarely older than three to four centuries, and their role in a manuscript culture that had a significant impact on Indian intellectual history for around two millennia.
 

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Contents

Introduction Manuscript Culture and its impact in India Contours and Parameters
1
On the Johan van Manen collection Its origin and background
55
A cultural encounter in the early 18th century The collection of South Indian manuscripts by the French Jesuit fathers of the Carnatic Mission
69
The South Indian Drama Manuscripts
81
The Jaiminīya Sāmaveda Traditions and Manuscripts in South India
99
Texts and communities The manuscripts of the lost YāmalāṢṬakatantra
119
From palmleaves to a multimedia databank A note on the Bhāsaproject
139
The sanskrit manuscripts in tamilnadu
157
Indian exact sciences in Sanskrit manuscripts and their colophons
173
Varieties of Grantha Script The date and place of origin of manuscripts
187
From my Grandfathers Chest of Palm Leaf Books
207
Rāmasubrahmaṇyas Manuscripts Intellectual Networks in the Kaveri Delta 16931922
235
The use of manuscript catalogues as sources of regional intellectual history in Indias early modern period
253
Index
289
ILLUSTRATION SECTION
305
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