[INDOLOGY] Help with Ramayana

Camillo Formigatti camillo.formigatti at bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Mon Apr 10 09:37:43 UTC 2017

Dear Howard,

I don't see immediately how this reference in the Ramayana could be understood as 'primordial writing.' What should primordial mean? If the passage refers to the name of Rama represented by some sort of script on a ring, still to what extent could it be a reliable source about the introduction of the technology of writing in South Asia? How would it help us in this matter?

I'm curious to know more about the line of argument of the Hindu scholar you are corresponding with.

Best wishes,

Camillo Formigatti

Dr Camillo A. Formigatti
John Clay Sanskrit Librarian

Bodleian Libraries  
The Weston Library 
Broad Street 

Email: camillo.formigatti at bodleian.ox.ac.uk
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