The text that we will read in this class is based on Rewāprasāda Dwivedī’s 1964 edition.
The manuscript basis of the text is quite poor. Ganapati Sastri’s first edition, in 1909, was more or less based on a single palm-leaf manuscript in the Grantha script although a number of other manuscripts came to light while it was being prepared. As far as I can tell, none of the subsequent editions are based on any new manuscript material (I have not yet consulted Mukherji’s edition). Still, a reasonably large amount of such material exists (see the New Catalogus Catalogorum, vol. 33, p. 102). Most, if not all, of the manuscripts of the commentary are incomplete, and extend only to around the end of the second vimarśa.
The text is presented following Dwivedi’s 1964 edition. The commentary of Ruyyaka is in a smaller typeface relative to the “base text” of Mahimabhaṭṭa. The section numbering has been added by me.
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