MS Delhi NAI Collection 1 Vol. No. 5

ID: 109026
Works contained:
Located in: Delhi
Shelfmark: 352 (Sanskrit Manuscripts list 212 manuscripts)
Accession number: Vol. No. 5
Currently collected in (Collection): Maharaja Harisingh Collection
Serial number: 13
Other number: Accession No. in Harisingh's Library: 112, Serial No in Kak and Sasrti's Catalogue: 5
Microfilm copy: Reel No. 78 Accession No. 16614
Script: Sarada
Material: Birch bark
Condition: Poor
Physical completeness: Incomplete
Number of folios: 200
Lines per page: 19
Sheet dimensions: 10 ³⁄₈ × 8 ¹⁄₂ inch
More facts:
  • Extent: 19-24 syllables per line
  • The manuscript is kept in section R-I of NAI
  • The NAI staff in Delhi told Varsha Patel on May 13, 2022 that this manuscript has been sent for repair.
More info:

According to the description given in the Descriptive Catalogue, the manuscript is utterly decayed and very old. First 63 folios are lost and some part at the end are lost as well. There are more or less 200 folios which are not broken or torn.

The entire collection of Maharaja Hari Singh's private library was moved to the National Archives of India, Delhi. There is a (very poorly made) handlist of the manuscripts on the website of National Archives of India, Delhi. But there is also a new Descriptive Catalogue of this collection by Lokesh Chandra, first published in 2011 and reprinted in 2019.

Print sources
Suggested citation: Chakraborty D., D. Wujastyk. "MS Delhi NAI Collection 1 Vol. No. 5." Pandit. <>. Updated on August 31, 2022 12:59 pm IST.