Brahmi Lipi

Published: 01.07.2015
Brahmi Script, Brāhmī

Brāhmī is the modern name given to one of the oldest writing systems used in the Indian subcontinent and in Central Asia during the final centuries BCE and the early centuries CE.

Brahmi script on Ashoka Pillar, Sarnath.jpg
Brahmi script on Ashoka Pillar

The origin of the script is still much debated, with current Western academic opinion generally agreeing (with some exceptions) that Brahmi was derived from or at least influenced by one or more contemporary Semitic scripts, but a current of opinion in India favors the idea that it is connected to the much older Indus script.


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