Preface List of Contributors 1. Introduction: Manuscript Culture and Its Impact in "India": Contours and Parameters - Jan Houben and Saraju Rath 2. On the Johan van Manen Collection: Its Origin and Background - Saraju Rath 3. A Cultural Encounter in the Early 18th century: the Collection of South Indian Manuscripts by the French Jesuit Fathers of the Carnatic Mission - Gerard Colas 4. The South Indian Drama Manuscripts - Anna Aurelia Esposito 5. The Jaiminiya Samaveda Traditions and Manuscripts in South India - Masato Fujii 6. Texts and Communities: The Manuscripts of the Lost Yamalastakatantra - Cezary Galewicz 7. From Palmleaves to a Multimedia Databank - a Note on the `Bhasa-project' - Heike Moser 8. The Sanskrit Manuscripts in Tamilnadu - P. Perumal 9. Indian Exact Sciences in Sanskrit Manuscripts and Their Colophons - Kim Plofker 10. Varieties of Grantha Script: the Date and Place of Origin of Manuscripts - Saraju Rath 11. From my Grandfather's Chest of Palmleaf Books - Sreeramula Rajeswara Sarma 12. Ramasubrahmanya's Manuscripts: Intellectual Networks in the Kaveri Delta, 1693-1922 - Dominik Wujastyk 13. The Use of Manuscript Catalogues as Sources of Regional Intellectual History in India's Early Modern Period - Kenneth G. Zysk Index Plates
Saraju Rath, Ph.D. (1991) in Sanskrit Grammar, Pune University, has extensive research experience in Indian manuscripts since 1987. She has been teaching and lecturing on manuscriptology and on the history and development of ancient Indian scripts in India and Europe.