How notes were kept and books were made?

Peter Friedlander p.friedlander at LATROBE.EDU.AU
Wed Dec 18 05:08:00 UTC 2002

There was at least one manuscript of a Hindi work from the 19th century in
the Wellcome Institute library which seemed to be a translation of a physics
textbook into Hindi and which had blue pencil annotations on it.
The best candidate I ever saw for a pre-press draft pre-modern Hindi
On the other hand there were also lots of what you might call 'common place
books' which had collections of notes and texts in them, but I don't think
they were ever intended for printing, or copying out neatly.
Dr Peter G. Friedlander
Asian Studies
La Trobe University, VIC 3086, Australia
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