Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Kāvyarākṣasa
- Rākṣasa Kavi
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 6758990
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Love poem comprised of 20 verses with erotic imagery and lush images of flora, fauna, and especially clouds to convey tone and mood of the poem. There is a reference to Hari (Viṣṇu) so may have Vaiṣṇva influence. A commentary, possibly by Subodhini, runs parallel above and below the root text.
- Title from colophon (f. 11r ); alternate title Rākṣasakāvya from wrapper notes; title of commentary Subodhiniṭīkā supplied by cataloger.
- Written in 9-12 lines per leaf.
- 11 leaves foliated 1-11, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with triple black line.
Extent1 12 x 25 cm
ColophonColophon: iti kāvyarārākṣasaḥ samāptaḥ (f. 11r).
- Erotic poetry, Indic
- Erotic poetry, Sanskrit
- Vishnu (Hindu deity)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century