List of Abbreviations

Manuscripts, Commentaries, and Editions Used in Volume 1, Following the Conventions Established in the Crit. Ed. of the Bālakāṇḍa (see pp. xiii-xiv)

I. Manuscripts

Northern Manuscripts (N)

(21 MSS — including 10 Devanāgarī)

Northwestern Manuscripts (NW)

ŚŚ1   Śāradā NW undated (=)

Northeastern Manuscripts (NE)

  1. Ñ Nepālī
    Ñ1   a.d. 1020
    Ñ2   a.d. 1675
  2. V Maithilī
    V1   a.d. 1360
    V2   a.d. 1551
    V3   a.d. 1831
    V4   a.d. 1836
  3. B Bengālī
    B1   a.d. 1688
    B2   a.d. 1789
    B3   a.d. 1832
    B4   undated
  4. D Devanāgarī manuscripts aligned with N
    D1   a.d. 1455 W
    D2   a.d. 1594 W
    D3   a.d. 1717 W
    D5   a.d. 1786 NW
    D7   a.d. 1817 NW
    D9   a.d. 1848 W
    D10   undated NE
    D11   undated NW
    D12   undated NW
    D13   undated NW

Southern Manuscripts (S)

(16 MSS — including 5 Devanāgarī)

  1. T Telegu
    T1   undated
    T2   undated
    T3   undated
  2. G Grantha
    G1   a.d. 1818
    G2   undated
    G3   undated
    G4   undated
  3. M Malayālam
    M1   a.d. 1512
    M2   a.d. 1690
    M3   a.d. 1823
    M4   undated
  4. D Devanāgarī manuscripts aligned with S
    Dt   the ‘vulgate’; the version of Tilaka undated
    D4   a.d. 1774
    D6   a.d. 1796
    D8   a.d. 1831
    D14   undated

II. Commentaries

(Note: Spelling follows the conventions established by the crit. ed., see vol. 7, pp. 655-56.)

Ck   the commentary called the Amṛtakataka of Kataka Mādhav Yogīndra
Crā   the commentary called Rāmānujīya of Rāmānuja[Note 1]
Cm   the commentary called Tattvadīpikā of Maheśvaratīrtha
Ctś   the commentary called Taniśloki of Ātreya Ahobala
Ct   the commentary called Tilaka of Nāgeśa Bhaṭṭa, composed in the name of Rāmavarmā
Cg   the commentary called Bhūṣaṇa (the name of the commentary on the Bālakāṇḍa is the Maṇimañjirā) of Govindarāja
Cv   the commentary called Vivekatilaka of Varadarāja Uḍāli (Uḍāri)
Cmu   the commentary called Munibhāvaprakāśikā — author unknown
Cr   the commentary called Rāmāyaṇa Śiromaṇi of Vaṃśīdhara (Bansidhara) Śivasahāya[Note 1]

III. Editions

GPP   Gujarati Printing Press (also called the vulgate). Rāmāyan of Vālmīki. 7 vols. Bombay: Gujarati Printing Press, 1914-1920. With three commentaries called Tilaka, Shiromani, and Bhooshana.
VSP   (Venkateśvara Steam Press). Śrīmadvālmīkirāmāyaṇa. 3 vols. Bombay: Lakṣmīvenkateśvara Mudraṇālaya, 1935. Edited by Gaṅgāviṣṇu Śrīkṛṣṇadāsa.

IV. Journals

AJP   American Journal of Philology
ABORI   Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute
AOR   Annals of Oriental Research (University of Madras)
IA   Indian Antiquary
IHQ   Indian Historical Quarterly
IIJ   Indo-Iranian Journal
IL   Indian Linguistics
IR   Indian Review
JAOS   Journal of the American Oriental Society
JAS   Journal of Asian Studies
JASB(L)   Journal of the Asiatic Society, Bengal (Letters)
JA   Journal Asiatique
JBORS   Journal of the Bihar and Orissa Research Society
JIH   Journal of Indian History
JIP   Journal of Indian Philosophy
JOIB   Journal of the Oriental Institute, Baroda
JORM   Journal of Oriental Research, Madras
JRAS   Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
JUB   Journal of the University of Bombay
PO   Poona Orientalist
QJMS   Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society
RO   Rocznik Orjentalistyczny
ZDMG   Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft

V. Commonly Quoted Sanskrit Texts

AdhyāRā   Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa
AmaK   Amarakośa
ĀpaŚS   Āpastambaśrautasūtra
ĀśvaŚS   Āśvalāyanaśrautasūtra
UttaRāCa   Uttararāmacarita
AitBr   Aitareya Brāhmaṇa
KumāSaṃ   Kumārasaṃbhava
KauṭArthŚā   Kauṭilya Arthaśāstra
ChāndoU   Chāndogyopaniṣad
Pā   Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī
PadmP   Padmapurāṇa
BhagGī   Bhagavadgītā
BhāgP   Bhāgavatapurāṇa
ManuSm   Manusmṛti
MBh   Mahābhārata
RaghuVa   Raghuvaṃśa
Rām   Rāmāyaṇa
VājaS   Vājasaneyisamhitā
VāmaP   Vāmanapurāṇa
ŚatBr   Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa
HariVaṃ   Harivaṃśa

VI. Other Important Abbreviations

crit. app.   critical apparatus
crit. ed.   critical edition
crit. notes   critical notes
PW   Petersburg Wörterbuch: Böhtlingk, Otto and Rudolph Roth. Sanskrit-Wörterbuch.
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