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Les manuscrits du sud de la vallée de l’Indus en écriture khojkī sindhī

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2016
Date Published  2016
Authors  Bhalloo, Zahir; Akhtar, Iqbal
Original Publication  ASIA 2018; 72(2): 319–338
Key Words  manuscripts; khojkī sindhī script; Khojas; āghā khān; satpanth
Abstract  

This article presents an overview of research on the corpus of eighteenth to twentieth century manuscripts from south of the Indus valley in Khojkī Sindhī script. After a general introduction to the significance of these manuscripts, we will first look at how researchers have approached the problem of the origins of the “Khojkī Sindhī” script and its relation to the religious tradition of the Khoja merchant caste of Sindh and Gujarat. Then, we systematically present
the main cataloguing attempts and studies from 1964 onwards on the paleography, codicology, textual content and llustrations of these manuscripts. Finally, we summarize ongoing research and suggest new directions for future work on
these manuscripts.


Les manuscrits du sud de la vallée de l’Indus en écriture khojkī sindhī

This article presents an overview of research on the corpus of eighteenth to twentieth century manuscripts from south of the Indus valley in Khojkī Sindhī script. After a general introduction to the significance of these manuscripts, we will first look at how researchers have approached the problem of the origins of the “Khojkī Sindhī” script and its relation to the religious tradition of the Khoja merchant caste of Sindh and Gujarat. Then, we systematically present
the main cataloguing attempts and studies from 1964 onwards on the paleography, codicology, textual content and llustrations of these manuscripts. Finally, we summarize ongoing research and suggest new directions for future work on
these manuscripts.

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