Brāhmī script appeared in 3rd c. BCE, which was used as a second script that has fully developed in pan-Indian national script and this continued to play a deceiving role throughout history. Brāhmī is a “syllabic alphabet”, which means that each and every sign can be either represented as a simple consonant or a syllable with the consonant and the inherent vowels as well. Brāhmī connote the same consonant with a different vowel by drawing additional strokes, known as matras, attached to the character. Today, Brāhmī is the source for modern scripts used in India, Sri Lanka, Kampuchia, Thailand, Laos, Nepal Tibet, Myanmar and Japan. Tracing the history of Brāhmī, Brāhmī for the first time appeared in large-scale all over Indian sub-continent in the inscriptions erected by the Mauryan Emperor Aśoka between 257 and 232 BCE.
This course will be an Introductory Course which will be provide basics of the Brāhmī script. Please do not expect any high ended course since we are only be teaching the initial and elementary Brāhmī script course. There will be an assessment in the form of Assignment and Mock Test which will be conducted after every 3 days. The marking scheme and other details are uploaded in the Course Structure below. During the entire course will be doing the follow activities:
Theory on Brāhmī Script
Learning the alphabets
How to translate & transliterate these alphabets into Devanagari Script and vice-versa
Try to translate some of the Aśoka Inscriptions and some other Inscriptions as well
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