[INDOLOGY] Orientation of text in sanskrit printed book

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Tue May 26 17:49:47 EDT 2020

Dear Harry,

     I have a few books like this.  They are read like pothis.  The only
difference is that instead of loose pages/folios, they are bound, but they
have the same orientation.


Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies

[Residence: Campbell, California, USA]

On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 2:38 PM Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear list members,
> Attached is a picture from the on-line guided lessons for Maurer's "The
> Sanskrit Language".   It shows a  book with  text  oriented in the book 90
> degrees different from the normal orientation in most western books.  I've
> seen this orienttion in some small devanagari chanting books.  I'm curious
> how common this orientation is, if it is only used for chanting books or if
> it is a feature of certain publishers or any other information.
> Thanks,
> Harry Spier
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