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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 502 - Daṇḍin, active 7th century - Daśakumāracarita
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 502 - Daṇḍin, active 7th century - Daśakumāracarita
Daṇḍin, active 7th century.
Daśakumāracarita, circa 1650-1799.
Physical description:
1 item (30 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 25 cm.
Manuscript of the "Adventures of the ten princes" (Daśakumāracarita) is a Sanskrit poetic work used for contemplation and the practice of recitation. Text follows the exploits of ten princes in their worldly pursuits for love, sex, wealth, and power within the courtly system of 7th-century India. Manuscript comprises the complete Introduction (pūrvapīṭhikā) and the first four chapters (ullāsa) of the poem.
Title from colophon (f. 30r).
Written in 9-10 lines per leaf.
30 leaves foliated 1-30, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmatkavicakracuḍāmaṇidaṃḍinaḥ kṛtau daśakumāre pūrvapīṭhikāyāṃ caturthaṃ ullāsaḥ samāptā cemaṃ pūrvapīṭhikā // samāptaṃ śubham astu // (f. 30r).
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 black line.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 502
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 502
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
दशकुमारचरित, १७००-१८५०.
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