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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1570 Śakuntalā. / शकुन्तला
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 1570
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9967591283503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript for private contemplation or public recitation/performance and contains the first three acts (sargas) of the dramatic retelling of the Hindu mythological figure Śakuntalā, an orphan girl from the union of a renunciant and a heavenly nymph (apsarā). The narrative follows the love affair and marriage between Śakuntalā and king Duṣana and their various trials and adventures. Originally told in the epic Mahābhārata, the story was adapted by the poet Kālidāsa in the 5th century.
- Title from colophon (f. 15r).
- Written in 13-14 lines per leaf.
- 15 leaves foliated 1-15, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red at the beginning of the manuscript; vertical margins marked with double black line.
Extent1 item (15 leaves) : 12 x 26 cm
ColophonColophon: iti niṣkrāṃtāḥ sarvatṛtīyokaṃ // (f. 15r).
- Love poetry, Indic
- Hindu mythology
- Love--Religious aspects--Hinduism
- Śakuntalā (Hindu mythology)--Poetry
- Plays (document genre)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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