A free webinar course to learn the Sharada Lipi. On completing this course, learners will be able to recognize and write all characters of the Sharada script, and will be able to work on deciphering manuscripts written in this script.
About the course
First batch of the highly popular and well-received Learn Sharada Lipi course was held in April 2020, where close to 300 participants learnt the Sharada script and earned their certificates. They are now part of an active group which is working on manuscripts and transliterations to and from Sharada lipi.
In response to repeated requests from students who missed the first opportunity, the Core Sharada Team along with Vyoma Labs presents this new weekend batch to teach Sharada script.
Experience of participants of Batch 1
At the end of the course, I was surprised with myself when I could actually decode the manuscripts and could also do the assignments with a considerable level of confidence. –Rajamani Visweswaran Ashok
The course was very well planned and delivered in a perfect manner so any layman can understand the script within couple of weeks. -Dr. Hardik Joshi
Sharada script is an writing system based on Brahmic family of scripts and was well flourished in Northern India especially Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab in 13th century AD. Sharada texts have been widely found in Afghanistan; The Sharada inscriptions all seem to date to the 8th century CE.
Even now the scripts which are well known like Gurumukhi, Takri are derived from Sharada script.
It is believed that there is a good haul of Sharada manuscripts in several places in the country like Nalanda, Hoshiarpur, Madurai, Chennai and Mysore, and in Nepal. There are thousands of manuscripts in various Libraries in India written in Sharada . The Lipi was the mother Lipi in native Kashmir. The efforts to revive Sharada Lipi will open an ocean of the Knowledge to the whole world, bringing to light information hidden in the manuscripts.
The lectures will be in English. Familiarity with Devanagari script is recommended.
2. How are the sessions structured?
Each session in the course is of 90 minutes duration. The last 15 minutes are spent on addressing some of the questions raised pertaining to the session. The beginning time is spent on chosen letters meant for the session.
This is really a unique course that you can’t find anywhere else ! A unique teaching online and also rare to find nowadays in institutions academic and non-academic.
This course is more than just learning a text. It has a great spiritual connect and this is why it becomes even more interesting and pure…. I recommend this course to people who are ready to experience another dimension of our rich culture.
The course was very effective in 1. Keeping the participants involved and interactive. 2. Ensuring that the usefulness of the Lipi is understood and how the knowledge could be applied for jointly working towards not only reviving the Lipi but also tapping the huge repertoire of manuscripts to better understand the history and cultural heritage of India.
It’s a great initiative by the Core Šarada team. The teachers were very patient and passionate, and willing to help us students in every possible way… They provide reference materials which prove to be very handy….
…What I liked the most was each letter contributing to the spiritual aspect of our culture.
…The patience of the teachers and their dedication towards the topic was indeed commendable…
–Harshada Salil Sawarkar
The entire session of 15 days was crisp, well planned and systematic. The expertise and patience of the tutors was awesome….Looking forward to more such programs.
….The team work and scientific presentation of serial lessons has no match. I feel proud of having associated with them.
–Ganesh Shanker Pandey
…Rakesh ji and Veronica ji have been the ideal Gurus that one can wish to have. In addition to that Sowmya ji of Vyoma Labs has been the best moderator ever. …Thank You Vyoma Labs for making a 15 days of lock-down time so useful.
Although this course was meant for getting familiar to Sharada scripts, it went beyond the state objectives. This course, helped me not only to help me read manuscripts written in Sharada script, but it also taught me a way in which I can learn other scripts methodically. There are unread manuscripts in several ancient scripts, hiding our history. If we take it upon us to read them and share the information, it will be a good contribution to our ancient historical discovery. Thank you Vyoma team for this excellent, altruistic course.
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