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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 352 - Vālmīki - Nāradavākya saṃkṣepa
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 352 - Vālmīki - Nāradavākya saṃkṣepa
Author:
Vālmīki.
Title:
Nāradavākya saṃkṣepa, circa 1700-1850.
Rāmāyaṇa. Bālakāṇḍa. Selections
Physical description:
1 item (23 leaves) : paper ; 9 x 13 cm.
Summary:
First chapter (sarga) of the first book (bālakāṇḍa) of the Rāmāyaṇa, a Hindu epic attributed to the sage Vālmīki; Vālmīki appears in the text in conversation with the mythical sage Nārada who relates the story of King Rāma to him; Vālmīki is moved by the death of a song bird and puts the epic story into śloka verse, as a result.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 23r).
Written in 6-8 lines per leaf.
23 leaves foliated 1-23, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: ity ārṣe śrīrāmāyaṇe ādikavye vālmīkīye bālakāṃde nāradavākye saṃkṣepo nāmapra[tha]maḥ sargaḥ // śrīsītārāmacaṃdrārpaṇam astū // (f. 22-23r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Notes on paper and bindings or wrappings.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 352
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 352
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
नारदवाक्य संक्षेप, १७००-१८५०.
 
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