Photograph provides information about how Brahmi script developed from 3rd C. B. C. Photograph has total 14 columns, out of which the first and last keys corresponds to the Roman and Devanagari script which cover 35 alphabets vertically between them. Remaining 12 columns represents how each alphabet has evolved from different dynasties. The 12 columns gives an outline about how Brahmi alphabets, from “Aa” to “Ha” has developed from 3rd c. B.C. To 5th c. A.D. Brahmi script has developed from the period of “Ashoka 3rd c. B.C”,and continued with “Bhattiprolu 3rd c. B.C”, “Tamil caves c. 5th B.C.”, “Sunga 2nd c. B. C”, “Satavahana 2nd c. B.C”, “Kalinga 2nd c. B. C”, “Kusana 2nd c. A.D”, “Satavahana 2nd c. A.D”, “Iksvaku 3rd c. A. D”, “Pallava 3rd & 4th c. A.D”, “Gupta 4th c. A.D”,”Vakataka 5th c. A. D”.
Development of Indian scripts-Brahmi
75 × 60 cm.
“Developments of Indian scripts“ photographs collection.
Originated in India from 3rd century B.C. to 5th century A.D
Brahmi developed from the Indus or Harappa script, which was used in the Indus valley until about 2,000 BC. The earliest known inscriptions in the Brahmi alphabet are those of King Asoka (c.270-232 BC), third monarch of the Mauryan dynasty. Brahmi was used to write a variety of languages, including Sanskrit and Prakrit. .
Development of Alphabets
Development of Languages
Indian –Language and Language
Indo-Aryan Languages- Brahmi
Photograph was laminated by CILS, Mysore. It is procured from Calcutta. Displayed in photograph section.
Centre for Information on Language Sciences, Mysore