[South Indian Sanskrit MS 087, Whish MS 86] Mahābhārata
Language – Sanskrit
Date – [1800?]
Palm leaf; 9 lines on a folio.
Manuscript consists of a fragment of the Droṇa Parvan (VII) of the Mahābhārata, Adhyāyas 1-34.
Text begins: oṃ Sañjayaḥ | tam apratimasatvaujobalavīryyaparākramaṃ | hatan devavrataṃ śrutvā pāñcālena śikhaṇḍinā | etc.
F.67: iti droṇaparvaṇi dvātriṃśoddhyāyaḥ || dvitīyopahāras samāptaḥ ||
It breaks off in the middle of Adhyāya 34 with the words: śiśunaikena samare dviṣaṭsainyāni vai mayā | adya drakṣyanti rājānaḥ kālyamānāni saṃpaśaḥ | Yudhiṣṭhiraḥ | evan te bhāṣamāṇasya balaṃ saubhadra varddhatāṃ | yas tvam utsahase bhettuṃ droṇānīkaṃ su. See VII, 35, 26-29.
South Indian Sanskrit / Whish Manuscript Collection.
See ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts (especially those of the Whish Collection) belonging to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland’ by M. Winternitz, with an appendix by F. W. Thomas (London: RAS, 1902) p.115-116. Go to http://tinyurl.com/j3tkdwj for a digital copy of this catalogue.
J. L. Whish, gift of manuscripts collected by his brother C. M. Whish, July 1836.
Text in Sanskrit; Grantha script.