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Pune Indological Series


The Pune Indological Series was established in 2017. Its editor-in-chief is Prof. Mahesh Deokar (Pune), and its co-editors are Prof. Shrikant Bahulkar (Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute), Dr. Lata Mahesh Deokar (Savitribai Phule Pune University), and Dr. habil. Dragomir Dimitrov (Philipps-Universität Marburg). In this series it is aimed to publish high-quality research work in the field of Indology, focusing primarily but not exclusively on Buddhist Studies carried out at the Department of Pali of the Savitribai Phule Pune University or in collaboration with it. The Pune Indological Series is published and distributed by Aditya Prakashan in New Delhi.

Haribhatta's Jatakamala, critically ed. from the manuscripts with the help of earlier work by Michael Hahn, by Martin Straube

Pune 2019
Pune Indological Series, vol. II
Hardcover, 635p., appendices, bib., 23cm.
Dept. of Pali, Savitribai Phule Pune Univ., Pune
ISBN: 978-81-9411-840-4
Price: INR 1800

The present book contains the entire Sanskrit text of Haribhatta's Jatakamala (ca.AD 400), as far as it has been preserved in a few manuscripts presently accessible to us. Haribhatta's work belongs to the Buddhist genre of 'Garlands of stories about previous lifes of the Buddha' and represents a rare specimen of early Sanskrit poetry written in the Campu style. Since 1904 when scholars first learned about Haribhatta's Jatakamala from Tibetan sources, it was assumed that the Sanskrit work has been irretrievably lost and that it has survived only in its Tibetan translation. Although in the 1970s some parts of the original Sanskrit text were discovered and later made known in various publications by the late Professor Michael Hahn, a complete and handy edition of the entire work did not appear in print. The present book aims to close this gap by offering;a critical re-edition of all parts which have been previously published, and by supplying new editions of those parts which have not been published before. The Sanskrit text is fully annotated with text-critical notes and explanatory comments, and is followed by various indices and a glossary of unknown and noteworthy words.;

To edit or not to edit

To Edit or Not to Edit

On Textual Criticism of Sanskrit Works
A series of lectures delivered at the École Pratique des Hautes Études Paris, March 2015

By Jürgen Hanneder

Pune 2017
Pune Indological Series, vol. I
Hardcover, xiii, 231 pp.
Publisher: Aditya Prakashan
ISBN: 978-81-7742-164-4
Price: INR 1200

The present book contains a series of lectures delivered at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris) in March 2015 and at the Savitribai Phule Pune University (Pune) in October and November 2015. This volume grew out of efforts to teach the textual criticism of Sanskrit works in theory and practice. It covers the general theory of textual criticism, its history and practice in Sanskrit studies, and tries to offer concrete examples of newly edited texts in order to show that Sanskrit editing is not so much a specialist knowledge, but a basic skill for Sanskrit readers.

"To edit or not to edit" will appeal to specialists with interests in fields such as Sanskrit philology and textual criticism, history of Indology, old, medieval, and modern Sanskrit texts from Kashmir, as well as Indo-Persian studies.