palm leaf manuscript: script & identification?

Bindu Bhatt bb145 at COLUMBIA.EDU
Mon Jan 22 15:48:11 UTC 2007

It is in Oriya. I cannot tell from the image how old it is.

--On Monday, January 22, 2007 10:33 AM -0500 David Magier 
<magier at> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> a colleague from NY is seeking assistance in identifying a 215-page palm
> leaf manuscript. He is unsure of the language, the script, the age and
> the text of the mss, and I would like to provide any possible pointers.
> An image of one page of the manuscript is attached. One colleague guessed
> it was a South Indian script, but another discounted that theory and
> wondered if it was some Bengali or Oriya script. I also wonder if it
> could be Southeast Asian. Advice anyone?
> Many thanks,
> David Magier
> South/Southeast Asia Librarian
> Columbia University Libraries

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