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An English Test – A Traveller’s Tales

A decade or more ago, we were traveling on a train in India – from Mumbai to Bhopal. My children were less than 12 years old and we all enjoyed … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

What lies within? Copper Manuscript

Found in Odisha, it is said to be a Buddhist Mahayana mansucript in Pali script hand-handhammered into copper plates. Imagine the trouble that went into creating this …. Similar examples … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Emperor’s Robe of ‘Literacy’

They were called illiterate. Because those who decided this wrote with pen and paper wrote in characters and not pictures used a different script logic * had a qualitatively different … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ancient Mongolian Buddhist Script for Musical Sutras

A note from 2012 – reposted We have all heard of Do Re Mi as the format for musical notation. It is a language in which we express music. Another … Continue reading

June 11, 2015

External Article – The Bon Dongba Hieroglyphic Language of Tibet

An article about the this unique script with Dongba symbols that are an ancient system of pictographic glyphs created by the founder of the BΓΆn religious tradition of Tibet and … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Journey to the Past : The science of Epigraphy

Imagine walking through a maze with instructions written in a language we do not understand. In reconstructing the history of a civilisation, we work with very few clues – artefacts, … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Common Language …..a fallacy

In travelling the world, we think that if we know the language of the other person, we will be able to understand his words. My experiences have borne out that … Continue reading

October 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

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