The PanditProject is a leading prosopographical resource in classical Indian studies. as its method of recording and referrring to information about South Asian intellectual history. The project is headed by Professor Yigal Bronner at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. PanditProject records biographical information about persons, their works and the manuscripts that transmit those works in a network of linked relationships. The PanditProject has been adopted as the principle prosopographical and literary reference resource for the Sushruta Project.
Starting points relevant to this project
A list of known manuscripts of the work. Also, links to information about the earliest commentaries on the work.
The Suśrutapāṭhaśuddhi of Candraṭa
A little-explored early work of textual criticism focussed on the Suśruta text that may have strongly influenced the post-Nepalese transmission.
A possible manuscript of the lost commentary by Jejjaṭa.
Jejjaṭa is known for his early commentaries on the Carakasaṃhitā, parts of which have survived in south India. It is less well known that he authored a commentary on the Suśrutasaṃhitā, although this is probably lost. More recent information (2021) is casting more doubt on the survival of this commentary.
The Nyāyacandrikā of Gayadāsa, an important and very early commentary (including a previously unknown MS in Bikaner)
Manuscript discovery and documentation
- The Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project (1970-2002; the “NGMPP”).
- The Nepal-German Manuscript Cataloguing Project (2002-2014; the “NGMCP”).
- The digital New Catalogus Catalogorum, a survey of works and authors in the Sanskrit and Prakrit languages. Begun at the University of Madras in 1949 by Prof. V. Raghavan and currently nearing completion in 42 published volumes under the direction of Prof. Siniruddha Dash. Now available both in print and digitally.
- Philosophy and Medicine in Early Classical India (the Vienna “Caraka Project”).
- Searchable etext of the Suśrutasaṃhitā with Ḍalhaṇa’s commentary at the National Center of Indian Medical Heritage, Hyderabad