Impact of Writing Tools in the Evolution of Telugu Script

Aalla, Chakradhar and Shahid, Mohammad (2022) Impact of Writing Tools in the Evolution of Telugu Script. In: 19th International Conference on Humanizing Work and Work Environment, HWWE 2021, 1 December 2021 through 3 December 2021., Guwahati.

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The paper brings to focus, the role of the writing tools and writing medium on the evolution of the Telugu script from Brahmi script. It also correlates with the time period of the script transformation. The information on the Telugu script from the published works of prominent historians and linguists was studied. Then the data collected from various sources such as manuscripts, inscriptions, and library archives were analyzed and presented. The evolution of the Telugu script reaches a pinnacle by the end of the twentieth century AD, thanks to the standardization process that is necessary for a print-oriented mass modern society. However, due to the creative demands of the advertising and book publishing industry, the artistic dimension of the script found expression. The paper lays special emphasis on the impact of ergonomics of the Ghantam (metallic stylus) and the tool interaction on the Tadipatra (processed palm-leaf writing surface) and its influence on the rectilinear and curvilinear letterforms. © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human factors; Letterform evolution; Telugu script; Writing tools
Subjects: Literature > Other literatures
Arts > Design
Divisions: Department of Design
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2022 05:18
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2022 05:18
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