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MS Chandra Shum Shere c.197(3)

Sanskrit, Chandra Shum Shere Collection


Summary of Contents: An incomplete paper manuscript of Dinakara's Dinakārī, a commentary on Viśvanātha Nyāyasiddhānta Pañcānana's Bhāṣāpariccheda.
Dinakara , Dinakārī
Rubric: [1v1] śrīmanmahāgaṇapataye namaḥ |
Incipit: [1v1] lakṣmīpāda
Explicit: (section) [25v] caturviṃśa
Language(s): Sanskrit.

Physical Description

Form: pothī
Support: Paper, several folios dyed pink on verso.

8.5 × 30 cm.

Extent: 25 ff.
Foliation: Devanāgarī numerals, top-left margin under the running marginal title and mid-right margin, verso.
Foliation: Arabic numerals, top right margin, recto.


Incomplete, in good condition. Extant folios: 1-25.


Commentary layout: pratīkas highlighted in red powder.

7 lines per page.


Devanāgarī in black ink.

Additions: On folio 1r, in a later hand in Nāgarī: muktāvalī gūḍhārthaprakāśa° and under it mahādeva; added by the same hand in English: by; in a modern hand: madhura 26 muktāvalī ṭī madhurānātha 26; on the right margin, the Āśutoṣa inventory number 4348 both in Devanāgarī as well as Arabic numerals in blue ink.


  • titleAbbreviated marginal title, top-right margin, verso (mu° ṭī°).


Cardboard cover, library binding.


Origin: 18th-19th century.

Provenance and Acquisition

Donated by Shum Shere, Chandra Mahārāja Chandra Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana in 1909.


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    Descriptions of the manuscript

    manuscripthttp://zotero.org/users/5493666/items/KU4TYAUH Index Catalogue of MSS. Chandra Shum Shere by T. Gambier Parry. Revised and Completed by E. H. Johnston [unpublished handlist] T.Gambier Parry; E. H.Johnston Oxford

Funding of Cataloguing

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation