The Sanskrit Knowledge-Systems Project investigates the structure and the social context of Sanskrit science and knowledge from 1550 to 1750, a period that witnessed a flowering of scholarship. One of the main objectives of the project, which was started and headed by Sheldon Pollock, is the creation of a prosopographical database that is crucial to our understanding of the creation of new knowledge and its broad dissemination in this period. The SKSEC team gathered and entered data about thousands of entities (primarily people, works, places, and manuscripts), and these data have now been imported to PANDiT.
Areas of expertise:
All the knowledge systems of Sanskrit
Languages of expertise: