Using Devanagari for Sanskrit

tccahill tccahill at LOYNO.EDU
Thu Sep 13 10:59:16 EDT 2007

Sorry for the late reply to this thread. The word devanagari
occurs twice in the Shahnameh, a source for many early
Orientalists. No other names of Indian scripts are mentioned
in that early 11th century text. It's possible that the
Persian perspective on devanagari as an "all-India" script
contributed to the politics of making it seem transregional.

Tim Cahill
Loyola University

----- Original Message Follows -----
From: mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU
Subject: Re: Use of Devanagari for Sanskrit
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 12:00:49 -0500

> To what extent was Devanagari viewed as
> somehow "transregional" even before the

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