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Kalakacarya Katha; two sadhus

Kalakacarya Katha; two sadhus

Medium: Ink and colours on paper

Date: 1639

Shelfmark: Oriental MS 13475

Item number: f.8v

Genre: Manuscript

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This manuscript of the Sanskrit version of the Kalaka legend was written in 'nagari' script in 1639 AD at Rajanagara, the modern Ahmadabad in Gujarat. It contains six miniatures in the archaic Jain style of the early 15th century. This miniature shows Kalaka and the god, Sakra. Kalaka is shown typically in Persian-style dress, as he is supposed to have led an invasion of Sakas (Scythians) from Sind into western India about 50 BC.

Find out more about this manuscript and other sacred texts in Expressions of Faith.

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