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.
4 March 2023 - 20 May 2023
10:00 AM -11:00 AM IST
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.
Introduce this ancient script to learners and teach them how to read manuscripts and write Sharada Lipi.
- Learn basic alphabet, conjuncts
- Write in Sharda script
- Read Sharada manuscripts
- Introduction to vowels and consonants
- Learn Maatras and conjuncts
- Learn special rules for conjuncts in sharda lipi
- Read manuscripts
- Write fluently in Sharda Lipi
- Live sessions
- Access to class recordings (for asynchronous participation)
- Certificate of Completion