NEW BOOK> Haribhaṭṭa’s Jātakamālā: Critically edited from the manuscripts by Martin Straube

A. Charles Muller's picture
Dear Scholars,
Greetings from the Department of Pali, Pune. We have published the New book of our PIS series i.e.  Haribhaṭṭa’s Jātakamālā. Details about the book is as follow:
Haribhaṭṭa’s Jātakamālā
Critically edited from the manuscripts
with the help of earlier work by Michael Hahn
Edited by Martin Straube

Pune 2019
Pune Indological Series, vol. II
Hardcover, 634 pp.
Publisher: Department of Pali, Savitribai Phule Pune University
ISBN: 978-81-941184-0-4
Price: INR 1800

SUMMARY: The present book contains the entire Sanskrit text of
Haribhaṭṭa’s Jātakamālā (ca. AD 400), as far as it has been preserved
in a few manuscripts presently accessible to us. Haribhaṭṭa’s work
belongs to the Buddhist genre of “Garlands of stories about previous
lives of the Buddha” and represents a rare specimen of early Sanskrit
poetry written in the Campū style. Since 1904 when scholars first
learned about Haribhaṭṭa’s Jātakamālā from Tibetan sources, it was
assumed that the Sanskrit work has been irretrievably lost and that it
has survived only in its Tibetan translation. Although in the 1970s
some parts of the original Sanskrit text were discovered and later
made known in various publications by the late Professor Michael
Hahn, a complete and handy edition of the entire work did not appear
in print. The present book aims to close this gap by offering a critical
re-edition of all parts which have been previously published, and by
supplying new editions of those parts which have not been published
before. The Sanskrit text is fully annotated with text-critical notes and
explanatory comments, and is followed by various indices and a
glossary of unknown and noteworthy words.

"Haribhaṭṭa’s Jātakamālā" will appeal to scholars in the fields of
Buddhist and Sanskrit studies, as well as to connoisseurs of Sanskrit
poetry. To meet the needs of the latter the text has been printed in
Devanagari script with the critical annotations confined to the end of
the book.

The printed book can be ordered at: ( (

An e-book version (PDF) can be procured from:
Categories: New Publication