Miscellaneous Hindi manuscripts in the Bodleian Library

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Hindi a. 1 (R), b. 1, c. 1-4, d. 1-9, e. 1-8, f. 1-2, 4
  • Dates of Creation
      17th-19th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      Hindi, Prakrit languages, and Marwari.
  • Physical Description
      26 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous Hindi manuscripts, 17th-19th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Miscellaneous Hindi manuscripts from various sources.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Manuscripts acquired from various sources between 1867 and 1927.


Includes some manuscripts previously classed as 'MS. Sansk.' and 'MS. Bodl. Sansk.'.

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

The manuscripts are summarily described in the card catalogue, arranged by language, located in the Oriental Reading Room.

Related Material

Manuscripts formerly held at the Indian Institute (MSS. Ind. Inst. Hindi 1-9) and a series of miscellaneous manuscripts in Indic languages (MSS. Ind. misc.) contain some Hindi manuscripts. The manuscript collections of the following individuals also include a little Hindi material: James Fraser (MSS. Fraser), Alexander Walker (MSS. A. Walker); Sir William Ouseley (MSS. Ouseley) and H.J. Murray (MSS. H.J. Murray Or.).