Kalakacarya Katha; two sadhus

Description

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.

Full title:
Kalakacarya Katha
Created:
1639
Format:
Manuscript
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Or 13475