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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 527 - Daṇḍin, active 7th century - Daśakumāracarita
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Daṇḍin, active 7th century.
Daśakumāracarita, circa 1650-1800.
Physical description:
1 item (50 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 27 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
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.
Hindu mythology.
Royal houses - India.
Erotic literature, Indic.
Love poetry, Indic.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 17th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 17th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
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.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Listed in H. I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 2015 (UP 527).
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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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 17th century
Century: 18th century
Date: 1650
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 17th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 17th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Poems
Subject: Erotic literature, Indic
Subject: Hindu mythology
Subject: Love poetry, Indic
Subject: Royal houses
Geography: India
Author: Daṇḍin, active 7th century
Page material: Paper