[INDOLOGY] Orientation of text in sanskrit printed book

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Wed May 27 17:17:26 EDT 2020


In the early history of printing in India, especially Bombay, lithograph
printing was commonly done this way, with the text in landscape format.
This was a direct transfer of the look-and-feel of the tradition manuscript
over to the new technology of reproduction.

There's a substantial collection (nearly 200?) of early Indian lithographs
in the Wellcome Library in London.  I don't quickly know how to sub-select
them in the OPAC, but here is a link to some of them.
<https://search.wellcomelibrary.org/iii/encore/search/C__Slithograph__Ff%3Afacetlanguages%3Asan%3Asan%3ASanskrit%3A%3A__Ff%3Afacetmediatype%3Aa%3Aa%3ABooks%3A%3A__Orightresult__X0?lang=eng&suite=cobalt>
The Wellcome Sanskrit and Hindi lithographs were catalogued long ago by
Somdev Vasudev.

Best,
Dominik
--
Professor Dominik Wujastyk
<https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/dominik-wujastyk>
,

Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity
,

Department of History and Classics <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
,
University of Alberta, Canada
.


South Asia at the U of A:

sas.ualberta.ca


On Wed, 27 May 2020 at 14:12, Tyler Williams via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Of course: Graham Shah, "The Introduction Of Lithography And Its Impact
> On Book Design In India
> <http://ignca.gov.in/the-introduction-of-lithography-and-its-impact-on-book-design-in-india/>."
> Vingama: the IGNCA Newsletter Vol. II No. 2 July – September 1994.
>
> Best,
> TWW
>
> On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 2:45 PM Allen Thrasher via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
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>> Could Tyler please give us the reference for Graham Shaw's paper?
>>
>> Allen
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