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Looking for Bibliographies - for Wiki project

braja - Mon, 18 Apr 2005 20:49:57 +0530
Dear All,

If you have Gaudiya Vaisnava or related bibliographies, I would dearly love to have a copy. As mentioned previously, I've been playing with the Wiki (online encyclopedia) concept and over the weekend have set one up. I'm not going to announce the location just yet as I still need to get up to speed with the software, permissions, etc. however I will start adding material now, as time permits.

Working out a consistent method for citations is one of my first goals so having access to a large bibliography would be extremely helpful--and would also make a great entry of its own. If anyone has a list or lists of works in any format and in any language that they would be willing to submit, please let me know--if you're not a GD member, you can still reach me: admin {at} loibazaar {dot} com

Once the basic structure of the Wiki is up, I'll make another announcement as to its location and will solicit for contributors.
Madhava - Mon, 18 Apr 2005 20:57:56 +0530
I do have a good selection of biographies from all varieties of sources. However what's my main concern is their quality. We can put up so many biographies, but if they aren't well researched and have mistakes on various topics, what good will it be?

Haridas Dasji's Gaudiya Vaishnava Abhidhan is a good source we should draw from, along with the two bhaktamalas. However processing all that from the original languages into English is a rather time-consuming task.
braja - Mon, 18 Apr 2005 21:12:03 +0530
bibliographies--lists of works.

But as a general point: I'd still be in favor of listing all related books, no matter how bad. Deficiencies can be noted in the individual entries for each book.

And for materials that aren't available in English, the wiki would at least point out where the material is available. Maybe we can even have translators on hand--at an hourly rate--if someone really wants a section translated. smile.gif
Madhava - Mon, 18 Apr 2005 21:14:50 +0530
Bli... bli... o... Jeez I'm reading fast today. blush.gif laugh.gif

There's a section in GVA, second volume, third section, with a very long list of titles. I'll try and type in the index for you this week. That should be pretty comprehensive. smile.gif
braja - Mon, 18 Apr 2005 21:21:07 +0530
Awesome. Whoops, I mean, "Sadhu! Sadhu!"

Tony Stewart wrote me a while ago and I am sorely tempted to see if he would be willing to provide the bibliography from Ed Dimock's CC. (Tony completed the work.) I don't know if that is the academic equivalent of asking someone to sacrifice their right hand but it is a gem and 33 pages long.
Jagat - Mon, 18 Apr 2005 23:29:19 +0530
Aren't bibliographies public domain?
braja - Tue, 19 Apr 2005 00:24:23 +0530
QUOTE(Jagat @ Apr 18 2005, 01:59 PM)
What'd Tony Stewart write about?

He asked why I wasn't selling their CC. smile.gif I'd love to but with it being an academic publication, it's not easy to get copies at a good price.

I'm a lousy typist so I wouldn't want to enter their list by hand even if it was kosher to use it. Perhaps I will bite off small sections as needed.