How notes were kept and books were made?

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Tue Dec 17 22:57:14 UTC 2002

Has anyone done anything on how people composed books in pre-modern
India, starting perhaps from how they kept notes (or whether)?  Has
anyone noted mss in the repositories that seemed to be of in-process
books rather than completed ones?


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