Asiatica Association

Where to find new manuscripts of Abhinavagupta’s Tantraloka?

4 jan 2009, archived in general

A few days ago the classical Indologist Mrinal Kaul, who is collecting the manuscripts of the Tantraloka of Abhinavagupta, the famous Kashmiri teacher florished in the 11th century, has posted the following request:


For past more than a year I have been engaged in pursuit of finding the manuscripts of the Tantraloka of Abhinavagupta, the author of several other texts in the Kashmirian Trika domain of Saivism. I have been successful to a certain extent, but I believe that there is always a possibility of advanced exploration and I might have, owing to my immaturity, skipped some collections. In case any one of the scholars is aware of the availability of the manuscripts of the Tantraloka in India or in any other foreign country, may I request him/her to share the information with me. I am aware of the  collections at the following places; Srinagar, Jammu, Varanasi, Pune, Lucknow, Trivendrum, New Delhi, Berlin and London.

To contact Mrinal Kaul:
# 37/4 Pandoka Colony
Paloura, Jammu - 181121
Jammu & Kashmir INDIA

Phone: 91-191-2532549
Cell: 91-9999488911 (Delhi)
Cell: 91-9419789213 (J&K)
Cell: 44-7909640319 (UK)