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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1537 Amaruśataka / अमरुशतक
Other related names
- Śaṅkarācārya, attributed name
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 1537
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9967170153503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Work of erotic literature in the genre of kāmasūtra (treatise on desire or sexual love). There is an apocryphal author attribution to the Advaitan philosopher Śaṅkarācārya in the colophon (f. 12v) which stems from a legend wherein the philosopher is said to have possessed the body of the original author Amaru, said to be a Kashmiri king, and experienced his former passions that enabled him to write the work.
- Title from colophon (f. 12v).
- Written in 9-10 lines per leaf.
- 12 leaves foliated 1-12, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked in most folios with double red line (f. 1-8).
Extent1 item (12 leaves) : 11 x 22 cm
ColophonColophon: iti śrīmacchaṃkarācāryaviracitaṃ amaruśatakaṃ samāptaṃ // (f. 12v).
- Hindu mythology
- Erotic literature, Sanskrit
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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