Jataka Stories database at U. Edinburgh

I just discovered this resource. Looks like it might be useful for teachers wanting to use the Jatakas more.


Wow, thanks so much, it’s so good to see the Jatakas getting some love.

Sorting by themes and characters and such is a nice option. It’s really important to have ways of organizing things that cut across the barriers between texts and collection.

I’ve considered doing something like this for SC, but it is not easy. We have such a wide range of types of texts, the sorting that applies to one will be irrelevant to others. Still, worth bearing in mind.

Their concept of Story Cluster is similar to our notion of a “resembling parallel”, i.e. something that is related in an interesting way, without assumptions about what the relation is.


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