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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 550 - Vākyārthabodha
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Vākyārthabodha, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (58 leaves) : paper ; 17 x 34 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a collection of philosophical dialogues, disputes, and arguments on a variety of theological topics, highlighting the Vedanta perspective, but drawing on common Vedic sources such as the Yajurveda.
Hindu philosophy.
Indian philosophy.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Title from colophon (f. 58v); alternate title Mahāvākyārthaprabodha from front title page (f. 1r).
Written in 12 lines per leaf.
58 leaves foliated 1-58, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti vākyārthabodhaḥ samāptāḥ // śubham astu // (f. 58r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with triple red 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 4223 (UP 550).
Other Titles:
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 550
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 550
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
वाक्यार्थबोध, १७००-१८५०.

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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 18th century
Century: 19th century
Date: 1700
Genre: Dialogues
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century
Subject: Hindu philosophy
Subject: Indian philosophy
Subject: Vedanta
Geography: India
Page material: Paper