Scripts KannaDa/Telegu/SinhAla

Swantham swantham at TECHPARK.NET
Sat May 22 01:31:30 UTC 1999

Dear Sri Balaji Hebbar,
Thank you for your interesing,rich and, varied presentations.Infact all the
Indian scripts have developed from BrAhmi which  is an example for the
all-pervasive Aryan influence. As for Malayalam my mother-tongue the
influence was so fatal that we threw away our alphabet and embraced the
Sanskrit alphabet. While Tamil does everything with its double
vargas(ka-Na,Ca-Na,Ta-Na,ta-na,pa-ma) we in Malayalam have all the
Recently I found out a manuscript of a work by ChattampiSwamikal who was
one of the leaders of the renaissance of Kerala,named ADBHASA and edited
and published it. The book is in Malayalam.It tries to establish that
MULADRAVIDAM was the ADIBHASA.It discards the theory that Sanskrit is the
I have given the Brahmi,Kharoshti and all other Indian scripts in another
of my recent book MANUSCRIPTOLOGY.
My research topic for Ph.D. was the study of Advaitasiddhi of Madhusudana
Saraswati who wrote it in retort to Vyasatirtha's Nyayamrta. I have devoted
a chapter for the controversy between the Dvaitins and Advaitins.
More later. As you may know I am a new-comer in the Indology list.
Thank you.
Dr.K.Maheswaran Nair
Dept. of Sanskrit
University of Kerala.

> From: Balaji Hebbar <bhebbar at EROLS.COM>
> Subject: Re: Scripts  KannaDa/Telegu/SinhAla
> Date: Wednesday, May 19, 1999 9:45 PM
> Dear  Sri  Madhuresan:
> Many  thanks  for  the  info.  Why  are  Tamil  and  MaLayAlam  scripts
> different  from  these?  or  are  they  not?  Perhaps  they  belong  to
> different  sub-group?  Kindly  let  me  know.  Also,  TuLu  once  had
> its  own  script  which  resembled  the  MaLayALam  script.  Today,  it
> is  just  a  spoken  language  and  we  write  to  each  other  in
> KannaDa  only.  Thanks.
> Regards,
> B.N.Hebbar

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