Computer scientists are still struggling to develop tools for deciphering complex handwritten text in different scripts (such as Newari, Grantha
, Nandinagari, Telugu, etc.
Of the fifty-three manuscripts ultimately used for the edition, nine were written in southern scripts: four Malayali, three Grantha
, two Telugu.
The Indian-Ebooks portal and e-Shabda will be officially launched on February 1, 2014, with five major Gujarati publishers: Navjivan Trust, AMA, Gurjar Grantha
, Image Publications and Saarthak Prakashan.
As Orr concludes, "In these inscriptional usages relating to transactions with power, whether divine or human, the derivation from Sanskrit sources seems to carry little weight; it is difficult to believe that Sanskrit origins in a remote past or the use of Grantha
characters in the inscription of a marfipravitta record convey the charisma of the cosmopolitan" (p.
These introductory materials are rounded off by a series of unpaginated tables including the graphemes of the Grantha
script, and an invaluable list of Tamil numerals and commonly encountered epigraphical abbreviations, largely for fractions and terms of measure like Ina, kuli, and kalancu.
Sisupalavadha of Magha with the commentary of Rangarajasuri, Ecole francaise d>Extreme-Orient, Ms 1367, Grantha
, palm leaf.
or earlier) and the manuscript "witnesses," namely, some twenty-two Khecarividya MSS, three MSS of the Matsyendrasamhita, a MS in Grantha
script from Pondicherry, a paper MS from the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and MSS of the Yogakundalyupanisad, together with a stemmatic diagram (p.