By Mokṣākaragupta

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  • Principal: Birgit Kellner
  • data entry by: Aurorachana, Auroville
  • prepared for SARIT by: Liudmila Olalde

Edition Statement

Publication Statement

Availability: restricted

Source Description

Title: Tarkabhāṣa and Vādasthāna of Mokṣākaragupta and Jitāripāda
Author: Mokṣākaragupta
Author: Jitāripāda
Editor: : >H. R. Rangaswami Iyengar
Publisher: The Hindusthan Press
Place of Publication: Mysore
Date: 1952
Note: pp.1-71
Note: The manuscript on which this edition is based is described below.

Manuscript Description

Manuscript Identifier
MysoreMysore Oriental Library

This is the description given by Iyengar 1952, p. vii: "palm-leaf Ms. written in old Kannada script with marginal notes on some of the difficult words of the text. Unfortunately the edges of some of the leaves are broken and three leaves are missing in the middle."

T: Tibetan translation. Mdo. ze, folio 373-413 of the Bstan 'gyur. Iyengar adds (1952, p. vii-viii): "A transcript of the Tibetan text was obtained from Calcutta through my teacher Mr. V. Bhattacharya, Asutosh Professor of Sanskrit, Calcutta University. But for a few omissions and additions it was found to be an accurate mirror of the original text. The translation to Tibetan has been prepared as it is staded in the colophon at the end, by the translator, Sthiramati without the assistance of any Indian Pandit.Gos: Sanskrit version published in the Gaekwad Oriental Series with a Sanskrit commentary by Embar Krishnamacharya.

Encoding Description

  • Line breaks: In the source file, there were two types of line breaks: returns (and possible surrounding space) and hyphens+returns. These were replaced with lb-elements. The ed-attribute "ri" refers to Iyengar's 1952 edition.
  • References to other works were enclosed in ref cRef="".
  • Underlined characters were enlosed in hi rend="underline".
  • Round brackets were encoded as hi rend="brackets".
  • Square brackets were encoded as hi rend="squarebrackets". Opening brackets are preceded by anchor-elements. Closing brackets are followed by anchor-elements.
  • Footnotes were encoded as note-elements with their corresponding n-attribute. The note elements are located were the footnote references appeared in the print edition (i.e. inline).
  • Some footnotes use special signs (such as asteriks and crosses) to mark the text segments they apply to. In these cases the signs marking the beginning and the end of the text segment were replaced by an asterisk and enclosed in a ref. The note-element was located after the second ref.
  • Footnote references that appear twice and mark the beginning and the end of a text segment where also enclosed in a ref. The corresponding note was located after the second ref.
  • Footnotes that refer to a span of text enclosed in square brackets were located after the closing bracket.
  • In all footnotes that refer to a text span, the element span from="" to="" was used to link the note to the corresponding passage.
  • Footnotes that had no corresponding footnote reference in the book were given the place-attribute "bottom". They appear at the end of the page.

Some characters were illegible in the print copy used for the digitization. These were replaced by ".." and wrapped in an unclear-element.

The Appendix I of Iyengar's 1952 edition has a list of quotations; some of them include a reference to the source. These references were doublechecked, corrected (if necessary) and encoded as corresp-attributes to the quote-element. If the quoted passage was not marked as such in the print edition, it was enclosed in a quote-element. If the quoted passage was surrounded by single quotes, these were replaced with a quote-element.

  • Abbreviations used in the attributes cRef, sameAs and corresp:
  • nb = Nyāyabindu. Chapter and passage numbers correspond to Malvania's 1971 edition.
  • pv = Pramāṇavārttika. Chapter and verse numbers correspond to Sāṅkṛtyāyana's 1938-1940 edition.
  • VāPa = Vākyapadīya. Verse numbers correspond to Rau's 1977 edition.
  • ts = Tattvasaṃgraha. Verse numbers correspond to Krishnamacharya's 1926 edition.
  • viṃś = Viṃśatikā. Verse numbers correspond to Tripathi's 1992 edition.

Revision Description

  • 2016-07-04: Corrected wrongly input ञ to ज्ञ. By prepared for SARIT by