A free live 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.
Starting Date – 2nd Jan 2021
Timings – Every Saturday 10.30 AM to 12.00 PM IST
Course duration- 4 months, Around 15-16 sessions
Medium of Teaching – English
Key Benefits and Features
You will learn a beautiful script which is more than 1000 years old.
You will equip yourself to unearth the treasure of knowledge hidden in the ancient manuscripts.
You can experience another dimension of our rich culture
You can contribute to the National Heritage by editing the age old manuscripts.
You can tap the huge repertoire of manuscripts to better understand the history and cultural heritage of India.
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.
Second batch (weekend batch) has been completed recently i.e. October 2020 and the students have excelled in the script and are willing to contribute to the projects that the Sharada team has to accomplish.
In response to repeated requests from students who missed the first and second opportunities, the Core Sharada Team along with Vyoma Labs presents this new third batch to teach Sharada script.
Learning of Sharda Lipi was such a satisfying, fun and proud moment for me. I felt very connected with the ancient roots and had sense of pride knowing it.
– Praniti Shanware
I loved it ! Wanted to learn it in weekdays batch but due to studies commitments couldn’t take the course..I was so so glad when weekend batches were started.
I am very satisfied by learning the beautiful Sharada script which now allows me to unravel the manuscripts in sharada. I feel empowered with this knowledge. The passion of the Core Sharada team to revive this script is very genuine and commendable. I really liked their teaching methods and I feel I can learn other scripts in similar fashion. I am definitely inspired by their industrious work and am glad to be a part of their vision. I will definitely spread sharada script within my circle of friends and relatives.
(For the sessions of the Weekend Batch, (batch-2), Click here)
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.
Interested learners of all age groups, who wish to learn the Sharada script. The only requirement is to have an innate desire to know about the script. Knowledge of English language is compulsory. The knowledge of Devanagari Script is recommended.
The lectures will be in English. Familiarity with Devanagari script is recommended.
2. Are the classes live?
Yes. Live Online sessions are conducted Saturdays, Morning 10.30 AM to 12.00 PM IST (weekly one class), starting 12th December 2020.
3. 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.
The course is free of cost. However participants may give a voluntary Gurudakshina as donation to Vyoma Labs.
5. What if I am unable to attend the live classes because of time-difference? I came to know of this course late, and a few classes have already happened? What do I do?
Recordings of the sessions will be made available on YouTube. They can also be accessed from the course page afterwards. Please note that the recordings will be made available and posted based on the availability of volunteers for processing and uploading.
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