In: Care and conservation of manuscripts 18, Proceedings of the eighteenth international seminar held at the University of Copenhagen 14th–16th April 2021, Edited by M.J. Driscoll, Museum Tusculanum Press, 2023, pp. 103-28.
This article explores the diversity of the Indic manuscripts and handwritten artefacts that issued from the Sanskritic tradition in the the northern and western regions of India, which is today’s Rajasthan, Kashmir, Punjab and the western foothills of the Himalayas (the so-called Pahari). Religious and devotional Hindu manuscripts and utilitarian documents such as administrative records and ledgers and various correspondence are examined as ethnographic means of understanding the material culture and artistic developments during the nineteenth century.
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