Ms. Coll. 390, Item 527 - Daṇḍin, active 7th century - Daśakumāracarita
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Daṇḍin, active 7th century.
Daśakumāracarita, circa 1650-1800.
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.
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).
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 527
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 527
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390