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The first Sanskrit manuscript on the World Wide Web

The images below are an experiment in providing Web access to Sanskrit manuscripts. If you look at these images, or use them in some way, please drop me a note to give me your reactions to this: Dominik WUJASTYK Dominik WUJASTYK email address. Is it worthwhile to have such images available in this way? Are the images too big, the wrong resolution? The two pages are different sizes and resolutions: which do you like best? Why? Should they be TIFF, JPEG, or some format other than GIF? Need they be in colour: would black and white be adequate? And most important, what use will you make of these images? Can you read them? Do you want more? Which texts? Why?

Here is a manuscript of the Isa Upanishad. It is from the library of the [Wellcome Library, London] and its shelf mark is Indic MS alpha 37. It measures 11.5 x 26.5 cm, and is complete in a single folio.

Copyright The Trustee of the Wellcome Trust, London, 1995.

Permission to copy and use these images for scholarly, personal, and other non-commercial uses is hereby granted free of charge. If you wish to use these images for commercial purposes, please contact the [Wellcome Library, London] for permission, and details of further reprographic services that can be offered.

Click here for selected [manuscript images of the Isa Upanisad].

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