Publication Department


Publication Department


Series of publications:

(1) The Annals (97 Volumes till date)
(2) Bombay Sanskrit and Prakrit Series
(3) Government Oriental Series
(4) Bhandarkar Oriental Series
(5) Post-Graduate and Research Dept. Publications
(6) Research Unit Publications
(7) Proceedings of the AIOC (49 Volumes till date)
(8) Miscellaneous Publications

Important publication till date:

(1) Critical Edition of the Mahabharata (19 Volumes)
(2) Critical Edition of the Harivamsha (2 Volumes)
(3) Critically constituted text of Mahabharata and Harivamsha ( 5 Volumes) (4) Pratika Index ( 6 Volumes)
(5) Mahabharata : Cultural Index (2 Volumes) Volume III Fasc. I & II
(6) The Vedic Bibliography edited by Dr. R. N. Dandekar
(7) Descriptive Catalogues of Manuscripts in the Govt. Manuscripts Library of the BORI (8) The Critical and Comprehensive Dictionary of the Prakrit Languages (8 Volumes) (9) History of Dharmashastra by P. V. Kane (5 Volumes)
(10) The Vyakaranamahabhashya of Patanjali edited by Kielhorn ( 3 Volumes) (11) The Paribhashendushekhara of Nagojibhatta edited by Kielhorn ( 2 Volumes) (12) Sarvadarshanasamgraha of Sayana Madhava edited by Vasudevshastri Abhyankar (13) Prakrit Grammar of Hemachandra edited by P. L. Vaidya
(14) The Paribhashasamgraha by K. V. Abhyankar ( 2 Volumes)
(15) Vedarthanirnayacha Itihas by Prof. M. A. Mehendale
(16) The yoga of Patanjali by Dr. M. R. Yardi
(17) The Mahabharata It’s Gensis and Growth
(18) Paryusana kalpasutra edited by M. K. Dhavalikar & Shreenand Bapat (19) Milking the Wish-fulfilling Cow by Dr. Lata Deokar
(20) Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharajanchi Rajneeti
Arriving New Publications:
“Rasopanisad” by Dr. Vijaya Deshpande
Mhhzar – Maharashtrachya Itihasache Dastaiwaz
I. San. 1500 TE 1800 by Anuradha Govind Kulkarni

Important Information about the publications:

The Critical Edition of the Mahabharata :

The Critical Edition of the Mahabharata Edited by the likes of V. S. Sukhtankar, S. K. Belvalkar, S. K. De, Prof. Dr. R. N. Dandekar, the Critical Edition enjoys the status of one of the most prestigious and appreciated editorial work of the world. This edition was prepared with painstaking efforts of scholars for about five decades consulting 1,259 manuscripts. A comprehensive Prolegomena (Vol. I), written by V. S. Sukhtankar, brings out the material and methodology of the project.

The completed Critical Edition of the Mahabharata (18 Parvan-s; 89000+ verses in the Constituted Text, and an elaborate Critical Apparatus; 19 Volumes: No. of pages: 15000+ demi quarto size) was released on September 22, 1966 at the hands of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, the then President of India.

It was a dream of the General Editors to compile an Epilogue to the Mahabharata discussing the message of the great book. As a preparatory step for the same a Cultural Index to the Mahabharata was planned. References under various heads were collected on cards numbering over 1,50,000. Two volumes of the Cultural Index have so far been published under the general editorship of Prof. M. A. Mehendale. The Critical Edition of the Mahabharata:

April 1919 to September 1966; 18 Parvan-s; 89000+ verses in the Constituted Text, and an elaborate Critical Apparatus; 19 Volumes: No. of pages: 15000+ demi-quarto size.
History of Dharmashastra by Bharat Ratna Pandurang Vaman Kane :
The History of Dharmaśāstra, with subtitle Ancient and Medieval Religious and Civil Law in India, is a monumental five-volume work consisting of around 6,500 pages. It was written by Bharat Ratna Pandurang Vaman Kane, an Indologist. The first volume of the work was published in 1930 and the last one in 1962. The work is considered Kane’s magnum opus in English.

This work researched the evolution of code of conduct in ancient and mediaeval India by looking into several texts and manuscripts compiled over the centuries. Dr Kane used the resources available at prestigious institutes such as the Asiatic Society of Mumbai and Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, among others. The work is known for its expanse and depth – ranging across diverse subjects such as the Mahabharata, the Puranas and Chanakya – including references to previously obscure sources. The richness in the work is attributed to his in-depth knowledge of Sanskrit. His success is believed to be an outcome of his objective study of the texts instead of deifying them.

Kane wrote the book Vyavaharamayukha and was in the process of writing an introductory passage on the history of Dharmaśāstra for this book, so that the reader would get an overall idea apart from the subject of the book. One thing led to another and this project snowballed into the major work that it is. All the same, he was categorical in saying that it is difficult to find an English equivalent of the word dharma. His output in the form of writings across the three languages of English, Sanskrit and Marathi span nearly 15,000 pages.
Complete list of publications is attached in PDF Format.