Travel Diary

To: "Min Nuul" From: "Kannan" Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2002 11:09:55 +0100 Subject: [e-suvadi] Travel Diary 03.02.0 Reply-to: [email protected]
Dear Suvadians: Today turned out to be quite a lucky day! I was allowed to scan some old printed books (taken from palm leaf manuscripts) and some palm leaf manuscripts from a library that never allowed such practices some years before. It took some time before I could finally achieve my goal, a week? two weeks? It does not matter! 1) I got an interesting book called 'kappal sathiram' with an elaborate commentary. 2) Buvanakosam palm leaf MS dealing with cosmology according to Saiva tradition. 3) Kothai naachiar talattu - an edition that is complete. Some may remember that I introduced this e-book in PM a year back. Several lines were missing from the Alwartirunagari edition. But this edition is complete with full text. 4) ekkalakkaNNi - a beautiful poetry in line with Tayumanavars famous poems. Author unknown. 5) nammazvar thallattu - palm leaf manuscript . I tried my best to scan 'vaNa satiram' of the legendary Bogar! Alas! I was not permited to do so. May be more persuation is needed or permission from higher authorities wanted. Let me try. I plan to visit Indian Institute of Science from Tuesday and you will be informed about the progress. The five manuscripts mentioned above will appear as e-book in our website in the coming days. anpuTan Kannan ps. check out the photo :-)
To: [email protected] From: "kra narasiah" Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 04:11:15 -0800 (PST) Subject: Re: [e-suvadi] Travel Diary 03.02.0 Reply-to: [email protected]
dear kannan is the kappal saathiram a translation of Yukti Kalpa Taru a treatise on ship building by Boja Raja, believed to be the first ever written book on shipbuilding and copy available in Calcutta Sanskrit library? i have quoted this in my book "Kadalodi" narasiah