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Rasamañjarī, 1805 or 1806. = रसमञ्जरी, १८०५-१८०६.

Author/Creator:
Bhānudatta Miśra.
Publication:
1805 or 1806.
१८०५-१८०६.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (25 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 23 cm.
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 529
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Subjects:
Aesthetics, Indic.
Sanskrit language -- Rhetoric.
Women in literature.
Eroticism in literature.
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism.
Form/Genre:
Poems.
Treatises.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Biography/History:
Lived in northern Bihar; member of the Maithili brahman community; son of a poet named Gaṇeśvara.
Summary:
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.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 25r).
Written in 8-10 lines per leaf.
24 leaves foliated 2-25, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti bhānudattamiśraviracitārasamaṃjarīsamāptā // śrīsaṃvat 1863 śake 1727 vaiśākhaśuda 15 śukravāsaralikhitaṃ bhikaṃbhaṭṭātmajaviśvanāthena (f. 25r).
Dated saṃvat 1863 and śaka 1727 (1805-1806) (f. 25r); dates do not align and so there is a year discrepancy.
Scribe is Viśvanātha son of Bhikaṃbhaṭṭa (f. 25r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
Cited in:
Listed in H. I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 2384 (UP 529).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 529
Contributor:
Viśvanātha (Son of Bhikaṃbhaṭṭa), scribe.
OCLC:
851098952