Chronology

In addition to the excellent specimen of Sharda, Burmi, South Indian, Gurumukhi & Persian scripts, major number of manuscripts in the collection pertain to Nagari script that ranges in between 12th & 20th century. The plates below sufficiently highlight the variations & development of scripts during the centuries bygone.



Specimen of Rare Scripts  

Paratrimshika Tattva Vivarana

(Paratrimshika by Someshavar&
Tattva Vivarana by Abhinava Gupta)
Treating Philosophical aspects;
Sharda Script


Bhagavata with illustrations
South Indian Script
Mangal Sutra
Burmi Script

Rama Gita
Gurumukhi Script

Sikandaranama
Depicting life & chivalary of Nizam Khan son of King Bahlol Lodi who ruled Delhi till 1516A.D.
Persian Script


Chronological Sequence
 

Some specimen manuscripts depicting century-wise development of Nagari Script are being reproduced below

Shatak Vriti Prashasti
A commentary by Hemchandra Suri,
Copied in VS 1158



Dhvanyaloklochana by Abhinava Gupta,

a commentary on Dhvanyalok by Anand Vardhana; Oldest
specimen on paper;
VS 1204


Dharmopadeshmalavriti:

VS 1308


Raj prashniyopangsutra
VS 1415



Avashyak Sutra

VS 1501


Sutrakritang Sutra
VS 1601

Brahma Siddhanta
VS 1700
Mahadevi Sarini
VS 1814

Shatchakra Nirupan
VS 1905