[INDOLOGY] Orientation of text in sanskrit printed book
rrocher at sas.upenn.edu
Tue May 26 19:07:59 EDT 2020
That was the format of all the early editions of Sanskrit texts
published by the Sanskrit Press initiated in Calcutta in 1806 under the
aegis of H.T. Colebrooke and managed by his personal librarian Bābūrāma.
They have been described as as valuable as incunables.
On 5/26/20 5:37 PM, Harry Spier via INDOLOGY 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.
> Harry Spier
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