Photograph encompass information about how Nagari script has grown from 3rd C. B. C. Photograph has total 17 columns out of which the first and last keys denotes the Roman and Devanagari script which contain 38 alphabets between them in vertical order. Another 15 columns shows how each alphabet is formulated from different dynasties. The 15 columns gives the information about how Nagari alphabets, from “Aa” to “Ha” grows from 3rd c. B.C. To 15th c. A.D. Nagari script has evolved from the period of “Ashoka 3rd c.B.C”,and keep on growing with “Kusana 2nd c. A.D”, “Gupta 4th c. A.D”, “ Yasodharusan 6th c. A.D.”, “Vardhamana 7th c. A.D”, ”Prathihara 9th c. A.D”, “Gahadavala 11th c. A. D”, “Paramara 11th c. A.D”. “Candella 11-12th c. A.D”, “Kalinga 11th c. A. D”, “Pallava 7th c.A.D”, “W. Chalukya 8th c. A. D”, “Rastrakuta 9th c. A.D”, “Yadava 13th c. A.D”, Vijayanagara 15th c. A. D.
Development of Indian scripts- Nagari
60 × 50 cm.
“Developments of Indian scripts“ photographs collection.
Originated in India from 3rd century B.C to 15th century AD.
The Nagari script is essentially an early form of the Devanagari script, which is still used in modern Indian. It appeared around the 8th century CE as an eastern variant of the Gupta script (whereas Sarada was the western variety). In turn it branched off into several scripts (in addition to Devanagari), such as Nandinagari, Bengali, and Tibetan, as well as influenced the Sarada-derived Gurmukscript.
Development of Alphabets
Development of Languages
Indian –Language and Language
Indo-Aryan Languages -Nagari
Photograph was laminated by CILS, Mysore. It is procured from Calcutta. Displayed in photograph section.
Centre for Information on Language Sciences, Mysore