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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 527 - Daṇḍin, active 7th century - Daśakumāracarita
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 527 - Daṇḍin, active 7th century - Daśakumāracarita
Daṇḍin, active 7th century.
Daśakumāracarita, circa 1650-1800.
Physical description:
1 item (50 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 27 cm.
Manuscript of the Adventures of the ten princes (Daśakumāracarita), 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 is missing the beginning and ending of the poem.
Title from marginal note in second scribal hand (f. 10r).
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
50 leaves foliated 10-59, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; some significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red; vertical margins marked with quadruple black line.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 527
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 527
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
दशकुमारचरित, १६५०-१८००.
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