Talk:Indian calligraphy

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Well it's a start. My feeling is that there are too many images here for the text, and that they don't relate well to the text. How about one image of each medium or script so that they exist in a context. Also I think havings them scattered around (left and right) breaks up the text unnecessarily. I've taken one out as it's big and is the same scrip and medium as some of the others, however I'll leave the mark-up here if it's still wanted.

Palm-leaf manuscript : Kalakacharya and the Saka King (Kalakacharya Katha-Manuscript), Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai.

It may be as well to think of some sort of structure to start with. Working with what's there we might opt for:

  • History
  • Scripts
  • Languages
  • Religions

Scripts evolved along regional lines, so something about this might be useful.

It is notable that despite the initial reluctance to commit religious texts to writing in India, most of the examples that have survived from antiquity are in fact religious.

I'm also wondering about copyright for these pictures - most places aren't keen for the their manuscript pics to be reproduced. mahaabaala 08:01, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

1st Century BCE?[edit]

I think it's a little strange that the article begins with saying that writing was introduced to India in 1st century BCE and then goes on to state that Ashoka's inscriptions date to the 3rd century BCE. It might be good to introduce a bit about the Indus script (a good site discussing this is Harappa.com) just to provide a more comprehensive history of writing in India. As well, the origins of Indian writing are still debated. What is posted here is just one theory (which, BTW, does not cite any references). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.149.137.233 (talk) 18:33, 30 September 2007 (UTC)