Appayya Dikshita
Appayya Dikshita
Appayya Dikshita
Appayya Dikshita
Currently in PANDiT
35,290 Prints
11,039 Works
5,215 Manuscripts
4,832 Extracts
4,321 Persons
160 Sites
30 Institutions
5 Collections

60,887 entities in total
About PANDiT

PANDiT is a digital humanities project with a unique and ambitious task: to create a database for the vast world of South Asian letters. The name stands for the Sanskrit title of a virtuoso scholar with full mastery of traditional knowledge systems, but as an acronym it also states the project’s main objective: the creation of a Prosopographical Database of Indic Texts. Broadly stated, PANDiT seeks to store, curate, and share reliable data on works, people, places, institutions, and manuscripts from premodern South Asia, in addition to relevant secondary sources, and to do so across period, language, discipline and subject matter. It is designed as an interactive web-based repository that scholars of every South Asian specialty and interest can contribute to and as a basic tool on which they will routinely come to rely.

Featured Project: Vedānta BORI

The “Rise of Vedānta” project is the first to use the Pandit platform in order to systematically chart a large corpus by digitizing BORI’s carefully curated descriptive catalog on Vedānta manuscripts.

Contributed to 7,450 entities:

Learn more about the Vedānta BORI Project