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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1487 Rasamañjarī / रसमञ्जरी
- Bhānudatta Miśra
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 1487
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9964460813503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript used for recitation and contemplation, is a poetic treatment of Sanskrit poetics, literary aesthetics, and rhetoric (alaṃkāraśāstra); title translates as Bouquet of rasa, a reference to a nectar-like flavor or essence correlating to a heightened aesthetic awareness for the hearer of the poem; text uses sexual imagery such as different types of illicit women referred to as nāyikās. Text praises the Hindu goddess Jagadaṃba, a regional deity from Andhra Pradesh.
- Title from colophon (f. 23v).
- Written in 8-11 lines per leaf.
- 23 leaves foliated 1-23, upper left and lower right verso.
- Dated after 1834 based on a watermark (f. 21); date written at the end of manuscript has only śaka 17-- without providing the decade or year, but which could correspond to the watermark (i.e., after śaka 1756).
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
- Watermark on one leaf with the year 1834 and a word including the letter R (f. 21).
Extent1 item (23 leaves) : 12 x 30 cm
ColophonColophon: iti rasamaṃjarīsamāptā // śrījagadaṃba // rasamaṃjaryāḥ pustakam idaṃ // (f. 23v).
- Aesthetics, Indic
- Sanskrit language--Rhetoric
- Women in literature
- Eroticism in literature
- Sex--Religious aspects--Hinduism
- Hindu goddesses--India--Andhra Pradesh
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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