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Indic Literature

Ancient Indic Literature

Base Numbers

Literatures of other languages 890
* Class here comprehensive works in and/or about Oriental literatures.
 
* Use .1 - .9 for standard subdivisions as appropriate, but do not extend beyond the first digit.
 
East Indo-European and Celtic literatures--Class here comprehensive works. 891
Indo-Iranian (Aryan) literatures 891.1
Sanskrit--Vedic (Old Indic) and Classical 891.2
Middle Indic literatures (Secondary Prakrits) 891.3
Pali 891.37


For Works by or about more than one author, add to the base number for the particular literature:

Collections in more than one form add -08
Criticism of more than one form add -09


For Works by or about more than one author in Specific forms, add to the base number for the for the particular literature:

Collections of Poetry add -081
Criticism and Interpretation of Poetry add -091
Collections of Drama add -082
Criticism and Interpretation of Drama add -092
Collections of Fiction add -083
Criticism and Interpretation of Fiction add -093


For example:

Sanskrit Love Poetry translated by Merwin 891.2081
Sa59:E
The Laws and Practice of Sanskrit Drama
by S. Shastri
891.2092
Sh21


For Works by or about an individual author, the citation order is to first class together all the works by or about an author, then secondly to subdivide by the Book Number Scheme. The first line of the call number is accomplished using a modified Dewey class number (use only the base class number for the particular literature; do not add genre numbers); the second line consists of an author cutter number; the third line consists of the locally devised UIUC book number:

Book Number Scheme for Individual Authors
A Bibliography
B Biography
C Correspondence
D Critical works (Higher criticism)
E Concordance
F Lexicons
G Grammatical works
H Text critical works (Minor and textual)
I Collected works or complete works
J Translations of collected or complete works
K Selections & fragments in the original (include prose of a noted poet & vice versa)
L Selections & fragments in translation
O Individual works, arranged alphabetically
Under I-L arrange by editor, or translator, or, failing these, by date.
Under I-L, add a work mark to the call number for a second title, with the same editor.
Under O keep editions of the same work separate by date.


For example:

The Syntax and Style of the Ramayana
(a criticism of the epic poem the Ramayana by Valmiki)
by J. L. Brockington
891.2
V24
OrYb

Modern Indic Literature

Base Numbers
General works on modern Indic literature 891.4
Sindhi 891.41
Punjabi 891.42
Western Hindi literatures (Do not use for individual authors) 891.43
Hindi 891.438
Urdu 891.439
Bengali 891.44
Assamese, Bihari, Oriya 891.45
Marathi 891.46
Gujarati-Rajasthani 891.47
Sinhalese 891.48
Other modern Indic literatures (Dard, Eastern Hindi, Pahari, Romany) 891.49


For Works by or about more than one author, add to the base number for the particular literature:

Collections in more than one form add -08
Criticism of more than one form add -09


For Works by or about more than one author in Specific forms, add to the base number for the for the particular literature:

Collections of Poetry add -081
Criticism and Interpretation of Poetry add -091
Collections of Drama add -082
Criticism and Interpretation of Drama add -092
Collections of Fiction add -083
Criticism and Interpretation of Fiction add -093


For example:

Selections From Hindi Literature
[compiled by] L. SitaRam
891.43808
Se7
Modern Hindic Literature (a critical analysis)
by I. Madan
891.43809
M26m


BUT:

A Collection of Modern Indic Poetry
compiled and translated by Mahanty
891.4081
C19


For Works by or about an individual author, the citation order is to first class together all the works by or about an author, then secondly to subdivide by the Book Number Scheme. The first line of the call number is accomplished using a modified Dewey class number (use only the base class number for the particular literature; do not add genre numbers); the second line consists of an author cutter number; the third line consists of the locally devised UIUC book number:

Book Number Scheme for Individual Authors
A Bibliography
B Biography
C Correspondence
D Critical works (Higher criticism)
E Concordance
F Lexicons
G Grammatical works
H Text critical works (Minor and textual)
I Collected works or complete works
J Translations of collected or complete works
K Selections & fragments in the original (include prose of a noted poet & vice versa)
L Selections & fragments in translation
O Individual works, arranged alphabetically
Under I-L arrange by editor, or translator, or, failing these, by date.
Under I-L, add a work mark to the call number for a second title, with the same editor.
Under O keep editions of the same work separate by date.


For example:

Rabindranath Tagore (biography) by B. Roy 891.44
T12
BR81
Sasibhusan Dasgupta Commemoration Volume
(Bengali) edited by R. K. Dasgupta
891.44
D262
DD262
Meditations by Rabindranath Tagore
(translated into English)
891.44
T12
Om:E