Bringing Modernity Home: Marathi Literary Theory in the Nineteenth Century

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xi+335 pp.
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About this Book

The extract used on the cover is taken from Dadoba Panduranga Tarkhadkar's introduction to Kekavali (1865). It is rendered here in the traditional Modi style and in the Balbodh style of Devanagari script which gradually came to be preferred over Modi for Marathi pringing by the Nineteenth century.

The Modi passage is done in calligraphy while the composition of the Balbodh version is based on the typographical samples of Devanagri type cut by A.W. Von Schlegel in Germany in 1811. (Reference: Naik, Bapurao S. Typography of Devanagari. Vol. 3. Mumbai: Government of Maharashtra, Directorate of Languages, 1971. p110a.)