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Laṭakamelakaprahasana, 1684. = लटकमेलकप्रहसन, १६८४.

Author/Creator:
Śaṅkhadhara.
Publication:
1684.
१६८४.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (11 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 22 cm.
Subjects:
Jainism -- Drama -- Early works to 1800.
Buddhist monks -- Drama -- Early works to 1800.
Monastic and religious life (Jainism) -- Drama -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Plays (performed works)
Satires (document genre)
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 17th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 17th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Sanskrit religious drama and satire, exploring inter-religious themes and interactions between religious figures, especially Buddhist and Jain monks with an undertone of humor possibly as a kind of social critique.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 11r).
Written in 14-16 lines per leaf.
11 leaves foliated 1-11, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: samāptam idaṃ laṭakamelśubhaṃ astu // saṃvat 1741 mārgaśīrṣaśuddhaṃ campāṃ likhitam idaṃ parvaṇīkaravīreśvareṇāṃ bāvatyam // svārthaṃ parārthaṃ ca śrīrāmacaṃrārpaṇam astu // (f. 11r).
Dated saṃvat 1741 (1684) (f. 11r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant words and phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double black lines.
Penn Provenance:
Formerly owned by ParvaṇIkara Govindabhaṭṭaputra.
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 2292 (UP 1567).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1567.
Contributor:
ParvaṇIkara Govindabhaṭṭaputra, former owner.
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1567
OCLC:
927415588
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