BnF INDIEN 1 (ex- Tamoul 1) from the BnF is a bundle of 22 palm-leaf folios (250 x 40 mm) (Figs. 1‒2).
The manuscript is from the Ariel collection and cannot thus be later than 1855, when Ariel’s manuscripts were received as a donation by the Société Asiatique in Paris. Unfortunately, it does contain no scribal colophon with the date of copy.
The TST Kick-off took place in the CSMC, Hamburg, from April 8 to 10, 2019. Presentations and talks were about (1) the individual subcorpora from the BnF and Stabi collections that team members will investigate and (2) about various topics, mainly practical (conventions, cataloguing fields, mask/template, etc.).
This blog is the showcase website of the ANR-DFG FRAL 2018 project Texts Surrounding Texts (TST) : Satellite Stanzas, Prefaces and Colophons in South-Indian Manuscripts (collections of the Paris BnF and Hamburg Stabi). It is meant to advertise the activities of the project. It will also offer updated descriptions of manuscripts, with illustrations. It aims at the scholarly community and at a larger public.
Ce carnet est le site de communication et de diffusion du projet Texts Surrounding Texts (TST) : Satellite Stanzas, Prefaces and Colophons in South-Indian Manuscripts (collections of the Paris BnF and Hamburg Stabi) financé dans le cadre du programme FRAL 2018 (ANR & DFG). Son objet est de diffuser l’information concernant le projet (activités scientifiques et grand public), mais aussi de présenter et d’illustrer des manuscrits dont les descriptions, quand elles existent, sont le plus souvent très sommaires. Ce carnet s’adresse tant aux experts des manuscrits sud-indiens qu’au grand public.