My doctoral dissertation was recently reviewed by Dr. Dagmar Wujastyk. The review is available at the following website: http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2081.
I am usually thrilled to be able to work with old manuscripts. The older it is, the more excited I get! But excitement aside, we really need to be clear on the following distinction: the age of the manuscript is almost never equivalent to the age of the text it contains. Hypothetical example: A […]
When I was editing the 9th chapter of the Kriyākālaguṇottara for my MA thesis, I spent several hours trying to figure out pāda 25d, which I ended up marking as corrupt. The palmleaf manuscript, oldest of the group, was indeed corrupt and hypometrical: kimedaṃ vikaryate. I speculated about taking edaṃ as some kind of prākṛtic […]