Number of the records: 1  

A Note on the Analysis of Two Early Rājasthānī Dādūpanthī Manuscripts

  1. 1.
    0465492 - OÚ 2017 RIV CH eng J - Journal Article
    Strnad, Jaroslav
    A Note on the Analysis of Two Early Rājasthānī Dādūpanthī Manuscripts.
    Asiatische Studien - Études Asiatiques. Roč. 70, č. 2 (2016), s. 545-569. ISSN 2235-5871
    Institutional support: RVO:68378009
    Keywords : Rājasthān * medieval manuscripts * textual criticism * Dādūpanth * Kabīr
    Subject RIV: AJ - Letters, Mass-media, Audiovision
    OBOR OECD: Specific literatures

    Analysis of extant manuscripts as primary sources of information for the study of literary traditions of medieval India is, to a large extent, dependent on the knowledge of their absolute and relative chronology, and of the development of their internal structure and format.
    Possible methodological approaches and tools for acquiring and evaluating the desired sets of data are demonstrated on a small sample of text, a collection of sākhīs or couplets attributed to the mystic and poet Kabīr (ca. 1440–1518) and included in manuscript compiled by members of the communtity of Dādūpanth in seventeenth century Rājasthān. A comparison of the internal structure of two kindred sākhī collections, namely a so far unedited Dādūpanthī manuscript and the existing edition of the Kabīr granthāvalī of Śyāmasundaradāsa (1928), combined with data in the colophons of the former, and along with other circumstantial information, allows us to postulate their relationship to other preexisting models that bring us to the very beginnings of the scriptural traditions of Dādūpanth.
    Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0267494

     
     
Number of the records: 1