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Classical and Medieval LiteratureSanskritRevisions requested by Wujastyk by email.Created using webform
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  • Main language: Sanskrit

General description: : Search and Retrieval of Indic Texts provides an e-text corpus of Indian literary texts mainly in Sanskrit and related languages, marked up according to the TEI Guidelines. Special attention is given to the Document Header so that the etexts are traceable to specific sources and contain revision histories. This makes them electronic editions that are usable for scholarly reference.

Sarit is a Sanskrit word meaning a river and is commonly used in literary metaphors about short stories (rivers) combining into larger chronicles (oceans), etc. The project is building a digital library of Sanskrit and other Indian language etexts. The inspiration for the project comes directly from the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae and the Perseus Project. provides Indologists with machine readable texts and digital instruments for philological research.

Implementation description: displays Indological texts marked up according to Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines. Its early versions used a modified version of PhiloLogic, a platform developed at the University of Chicago. Since 2013, has used the Open Source XML database eXist-db for search and display, and has been developed by the HRA (Jens Østergaard Petersen) at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” (University of Heidelberg) in collaboration with eXist Solutions GmbH.

Copyright information: Copyright © 2015 Dominik Wujastyk, Birgit Kellner, Sheldon Pollock. Development: Dominik Wujastyk, Birgit Kellner, Sheldon Pollock, Richard Mahoney, Patrick Mc Allister, Andrew Ollett, Jens Østergaard Petersen, Liudmila Olalde, Claudius Teodorescu, Dheepa Sundaram. Financial Support: Dominik Wujastyk, The British Association for South Asian Studies, and since 2013, the NEH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program.


Prof. Dominik WujastykHistory & ClassicsUniversity of Alberta2-28 Tory BuildingEdmonton AB Canada T6G 2H4Email: wujastyk@gmail.com
Prof. Birgit KellnerDirector, Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia (IKGA)Austrian Academy of SciencesApostelgasse 231030 ViennaAustria