Traditional Palm-leaf Writing System

Ever wondered why we Indians dropped palm leaf writing just like so many other aspects of our culture?

But now after giving up even pen and paper in favour of keyboard and virtual space, we fight for storage space and risk losing our writings whenever systems crash.

Coming full circle don’t we simply wish we had continued our palm-leaf writng system, seeing how our ancient Indian palm-leaf manuscripts have survived untouched for tens of thousands of years.

Watch this YouTube video done by Indian ancient science researcher Praveen Mohan to get the whole story of our traditional palm-leaf (ohlai chudi) writing system and the science behind it.

Sittam Param

Writer, poet, dramatist and former journalist. I have passion for art in all its forms hence my involvement in this portal.

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