[Whish MS 166] Tantrasaṃgraha vallibhāṣya
Language – Malayalam
Date – [1800?]
Palm leaf; 6 to 7 lines on a folio; wooden boards. Inscription on paper label attached to board: ” Whish no.166 Tantrasaṃgraha vallibhāṣya in Malayalam language”. Inscription on first folio: “The Indian? ? , the Tantrasangraha [?] is a ? ? , that is, having both the arithmetical + astronomical parts, with their commentary in the Malayalam language hence it is called [word in Malayalam], or the Great Commentary C M Whish August 26th 1821”. Inscription on the last folio: “Mem..am – The Copy from which this was written was dated[?] MS 17?5 Anno Domini” RAS Whish / South Indian Sanskrit Manuscript Collection The manuscript is listed in the synoptical list of manuscript numbers (Whish numbers and Winternitz numbers) at the beginning of ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts (especially those of the Whish Collection) belonging to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland’ by M. Winternitz, with an appendix by F. W. Thomas (London: RAS, 1902). Winternitz notes that the manuscript is “not Sanskrit” and there is therefore no entry for it in the catalogue, and no Winternitz number. Go to http://tinyurl.com/j3tkdwj for a digital copy of this catalogue. J. L. Whish, gift, July 1836. Text in Malayalam.