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Learn Sharada Lipi

Learn Sharada Lipi

Inviting all learners and language enthusiasts to Learn Sharada Lipi, a 2000 years old script predominantly used in Kashmir and other parts of north India.

This free INDICA Course, in collaboration with Core Sharda Team, is open to learners above the age of 10 years.

Core Sharda Team, a not-for-profit organisation, has been working for the revival of this ancient, sacred script for nearly a decade.

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COHORT COURSE
Duration
15 Hours
Date & Time

4 March 2023 - 17 June 2023

10:00 AM -11:00 AM IST

Every Saturday

Price

Free
Enrollment Guide
Medium of Instruction
English
Eligibility
Above the age of 10 years
Validity
One year from the beginning of the course
Delivery
Online through Indica Courses Learning Portal
Contact Details

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Introduction

Kashmir, the Land of Sharada, considered as Sarvajna Peetha (the seat of all Knowledge) has always been the land of Rishis and great scholars in various fields of knowledge.

Hieun Tsnag during his visit in the 7th century AD noted that Sanskrit is spoken fluently even by women and children of Kashmir like their native language. People used Sharada as the main script to write Sanskrit.

Sharada Lipi (script) is a writing system based on the Brahmic family of scripts and has flourished in the northern part of India, especially Kashmir Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. Sharada texts have been widely found in Afghanistan. The oldest text of this script is dated 3rd Century CE. 

There are thousands of manuscripts written in Sharada Lipi, available in many libraries within and outside India; most of them are still unexplored.

This Indica Course is our humble effort to revive the script and explore the knowledge hidden in these manuscripts written centuries ago.

Course Objectives

Introduce this ancient script to learners and teach them how to read manuscripts and write Sharada Lipi.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn basic alphabet, conjuncts
  • Write in Sharda script
  • Read Sharada manuscripts

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction to vowels and consonants
  • Learn Maatras and conjuncts
  • Learn special rules for conjuncts in sharda lipi
  • Read manuscripts
  • Write fluently in Sharda Lipi

Reading List

Sharada Primer (Volume 1 and 2) published by Core Sharada Team

Course includes

  • Live sessions
  • Access to class recordings (for asynchronous participation)
  • Certificate of Completion

 

 

Faculty
teacher

Veronica Peer

Core Sharada Foundation

Veronica Peer has an MBA in Communication from SIMC Bangalore. She is currently a freelance consultant and has worked in the corporate world as an Events and Public Relations consultant. A coordinator at Core Sharada Team Foundation, she has been teaching Sharada script for the last four years.

teacher

Nidhi Bhat

Core Sharada Foundation

Nidhi Bhat is an alumni of Jamna Lal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, with more than a decade of experience in banking , sales and customer services. Her passion to save and propagate her culture got her to learn the divine script of Sharada with the Core Sharada Team (CST). She later joined the team as an instructor and a core team member. She has created training aids for CST and worked on their Social Media Support. She conducts classes at a team level as well as through collaborations . The cause of spreading awareness about the divine Sharada Lipi among masses is close to her and wants to give it her best.

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