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Kokaśāstra (Laḏḏat al-nisā’)

[Preliminary Entry] An anonymous Persian version of the Kokaśāstra titled Laḏḏat al-nisā’ (Pleasure of women). The two known copies of this version are preserved in Paris at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Supplément persan 238, Supplément persan 1804). The text is divided into eighteen chapters of which, however, only fourteen and thirteen are present in the manuscripts of the Bibliothèque Nationale. The Supplément persan 1804 is richly illustrated with miniatures.

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i) Place of copying; ii) Period of copying; iii) Copyist; iv) Commissioner;
v) Information on colophon; vi) Description of miniatures/illustrations; vii) Other remarks; viii) Information on catalogue(s)
Manuscript: 

Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Supplément persan 238

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18th century

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contains only the first fourteen chapters

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Blochet vol. 1, p. 190, no 234

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Illustrated manuscript: 

Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Supplément persan 1804, 100 ff. 

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late 18th century or early 19th century

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contains only the first thirteen chapters

, viii)

Blochet vol. 4, p. 224, no 2278. Available online at http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52500148z.r=supplement+persan+1804.langEN

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Bibliography:

Blochet, E., 1905-1934, Catalogue des manuscrits persans de la Bibliothèque Nationale, 4 vols., Paris.

 
Main Persian Title: Kokaśāstra (Laḏḏat al-nisā’)
English Translation of Main Persian Title: Pleasure of women
Original Sources:
Pandit Kokkoka, Kokaśāstra.
Other Persian texts quoting this Original Source:
Kokaśāstra (Laḏḏat al-nisā’), Kokaśāstra, Kokaśāstra (Laḏḏat al-nisā’).