Friday, 12 August 2011

The 'Amonkar MS' of the Khristapurana turns out to be ... J.L. Saldanha's 1907 edition

I paid a visit to the Goa Central Library, Panjim, on 9 August 2011, hoping to see the Amonkar MS of the Khristapurana. Mr Carlos Fernandes, the Curator, was away at the old Library. The MSS were also still at the old place. The librarian in attendance was kind enough to procure for me (1) CL (the Goa Central Library MS of the KP, M41), (2) printouts of photos she had made of the 'Amonkar MS'.

It turns out that what I have been told was the 'Amonkar MS' is really only a copy of J.L. Saldanha's 1907 edition of the KP. The GCL did not have a copy, so they have made digital photos and printouts of the same. Anyway, that is one mystery solved.

I spent some time going through CL and taking more notes (see GOA RESEARCH 2011 August).

Also found a copy of Scholberg, and took down his small Thomas Stephens Bibliography.

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