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Country of LocationSwitzerland
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Library / CollectionFondation Martin Bodmer
ShelfmarkCod. Bodmer 703
Manuscript TitleCollection of poems
CaptionPaper · IV + 58 + V ff. · 11.7 x 16.2 cm · Rajasthan · 19th century
Manuscript SummaryThe manuscript, written in modern Devanāgarī script, contains a series of extracts of poems on Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa and on nāyikās and nāyakas (heroes and heroines), demonstrating various states and stages of erotic love. Two compositions mention in their colophons the authors or compilers, Rājānāgarī Dāsa (f. 55v) and the Venerable Kuvara Phakīra Siṃha - Kubar Fakīr Singh in hindi spelling (f. 58v). The manuscript is illustrated: five pictures feature Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa (f. 1v, 10r, 26v, 33r and 37v), and two others depict young people in love (f. 52r, 52v). The poems are of different forms, namely, copaī/caupaī, dohā, aralli, and soraṭha. Each of these has a fixed number of lines, syllables per line and other metric specifications. This style was very popular in Northwestern India from about the 18th century onwards. The manuscript was the property of Oliver Henry Perkins (front pastedown), before entering the Bodmer collection at an unknown date. (ser)
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0703 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0703)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttp://e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/fmb-cb-0703/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteCologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 703: Collection of poems (http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0703).
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