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Many coloured drawings from pictures in the Hindu temple of Vishnu at Srirangam near Trichinopoli, with explanations in English, written in the second half of the 18th cent. in India

MS. Douce 359
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

The latter are headed 'Naarda [Nārada] Maahamuni requests of Sheven (or Jumbanada) [Siva Jambunātha] to explain to him everything relating to the Pagoda of Syringham': the subjects are from Hindu mythology.


  • Creation: written in the second half of the 18th cent. in India


28 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 359

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21934

Physical Facet

On paper, with coloured drawings, binding: red leather with stamped ornaments in gold and silver (Indian contemporary work?), with the back ornamented later in English style


12 1/4 × 9 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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