Photograph comprise information about how Kannada and Telugu scripts are developed from 3rd C. B. C. Photograph has total 17 columns out of which the first and last keys corresponds to the Roman and Devanagari scripts which has 35 alphabets between them in vertical order. Remaining 16 columns depicts how each alphabet is developed from different dynasties. The 16 columns gives a rough draft about how Kannada and Telugu alphabets, from “Aa” to “Ha” developed from 3rd c. B.C. To 15th c. A.D. Kannada script has started its development from the period of “Ashoka 3rd c. B.C”, and proceed with “Satavahana 2nd c. A.D”, “Kadamba 5th c. A.D”, “W.Chalukya 6th c. A.D.”, Rastrakuta 9th c. A.D”, W.Chalukya 11th c. A.D”, “Hoysala 12th c. A.D., “Vijayanagara 15th c. A.D”, Telugu script begins from “Vishnukundi 6th c. A.D”, “E. Chalukya 7th c. A. D”, “E. Chalukya 10th c. A.D”,” Kakatiya 12th c. A. D”, “Reddi 13th c. A.D” to “Vijayanagara period 15th c. A.D”.
Development of Indian scripts-Canarese-Telugu
45 × 50 cm.
“Developments of Indian scripts “photographs collection.
Originated in India from 3rd century B.C to 15th century A.D.
The Kannada and Telugu alphabet developed from the Kadamba and Cālukya scripts, descendents of Brahmi which were used between the 5th and 7th centuries A.D. These scripts developed into the Old Kannada script, which by about 1500 had morphed into the Kannada and Telugu scripts. Under the influence of Christian missionary organizations, Kannada and Telugu scripts were standardized at the beginning of the 19th century. The origins of the Telugu alphabet can be traced by to the Brahmi alphabet of ancient India, which developed into an alphabet used for both Telugu and Kannada, which in turn split into two separate alphabets between the 12th and 15th centuries AD.
Development of Alphabets
Development of Language and Languages
Dravidian Language- Kannada
Photograph was laminated by CILS, Mysore. It is procured from Calcutta. Displayed in photograph section.
Centre for Information on Language Sciences, Mysore