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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2710 - Kālidāsa - Raghuvaṃśa
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2710 - Kālidāsa - Raghuvaṃśa
Author:
Kālidāsa.
Title:
Raghuvaṃśa. Sarga 7, circa 1700-1850.
Raghuvaṃśa. Selections
Physical description:
1 item (13 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 23 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is employed for contemplation and study and is the seventh 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. Reference is made in the post-colophon notes to the sacred city of Kāśī (Vārāṇasī) and the deity Viśveśvara who dwells there.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 13r); alternate title Raghusaptamasarga from title page (f. 1r).
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
Colophon: iti raghuvaṃśe mahākāvye kavi śrīkālidāsakṛtau ajavivāhonāmasaptamasagaḥ // (f. 13r).
13 leaves foliated 1-13, upper left verso.
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant phrases, verse divisions and numbers highlighted in red throughout; some vertical margins marked with double red line. Folios are blue European paper.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2710.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2710
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
रघुवंश. सर्ग ७, १७००-१८५०.
 
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