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Manuscripts, Sanskrit

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Indian copper plate charters, 5th-16th centuries CE

Identifier: Coll-1860/CP
Scope and Contents This is an important collection of 7 Indian inscriptions in Sanskrit on copper plates recording land grants dating from the 5th to 16th centuries CE. The study of such inscriptions is an important element within Indian epigraphy, especially for the early ones which have survived whereas other perishable writing materials of the period have not. The inscriptions normally record donations by kings of villages or land to the Hindu Brahman elite (who are considered to be particularly deserving...
Dates: 5th-16th centuries CE
Illuminated excerpt of the Mahābhārata scroll [Please click twice to see the full scroll]
Illuminated excerpt of the Mahābhārata scr...

Or Ms 510: Mahābhārata, illustrated manuscript scroll, 1795 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 510
Scope and Contents A monumental epic (or perhaps more correctly a ‘chronicle’) dated as a text to about 400 BCE – 400 CE, the Mahābhārata consists of dramatic narrative and sermonising didactic on ethics and moral law (dharma) as played out in the lives of two groups of dynastic cousins who fought over control of Bhāratavarṣa, present day central north India. It is one of the two major epics of ancient India, the...
Dates: 1795 C.E.