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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2708 - Kālidāsa - Raghuvaṃśa
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2708 - Kālidāsa - Raghuvaṃśa
Raghuvaṃśa. Sarga 17, circa 1700-1850.
Raghuvaṃśa. Selections
Physical description:
1 item (16 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 22 cm.
Manuscript is employed for contemplation and study and is the seventeenth section of a poetic work that deals with the exploits of the Raghu dynasty, important for mythic background to and retelling of elements of the Hindu epic, the Rāmāyaṇa. Contains an unidentified commentary running parallel above and below the root text.
Title from abbreviations in margins; title of commentary Raghuvaṃśaṭīkā from abbreviations in margins.
Written in 5-10 lines per leaf.
16 leaves foliated 1-16, upper left verso.
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; some significant phrases and numbers highlighted in red near the beginning of the manuscript; vertical margins marked with double red line. Most folios are blue European paper.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2708.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2708
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
रघुवंश. सर्ग १७, १७००-१८५०.
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