[South Indian Sanskrit MS 218, Whish MS 218] Untitled manuscript
Language – Malayalam
Date – [1800?]
Palm leaf; 9 to 13 lines on a folio; wooden boards. Inscription on paper label pasted to board: “Whish”; also paper label attached with inscription “Malayalam FWT” [i.e. F. W. Thomas]. South Indian Sanskrit / Whish Manuscript Collection. This manuscript is labelled as 218, but in ’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), the Whish MS numbers only go up to 195, and then other South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts are numbered from 196 to 215. The collection includes additional manuscripts numbered from 216 to 230, which are not in the Winternitz catalogue. Go to http://tinyurl.com/j3tkdwj for a digital copy of the Winternitz catalogue. J. L. Whish? gift, July 1836. Text in Malayalam?