Brahmi: the mother of all Indic scripts: reading list and notes


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[1] Bhagavan Mahavira: Present Life  by Dr. Hukam Chand Bharill
[2] Lord Mahāvīra and His Times by Kailash Chand Jain, p. 57
[3] Collected Papers on Jaina Studies  by Padmanabh S. Jaini, pp. 220-225
[4] Pilgrimage to Pavapuri: The sacred atmosphere of Jainism and Lord Mahavira by Swami Brahmeshananada (Nectar #28: Honoring 150 Years of Swami Vivekananda’s Presence by Babaji Bob Kindler)
[5] Jaina-Rupa Mandana: Jaina Iconography, Volume 1 by Umakant Premanand Shah, p. 25
[6] Jaina Iconography, Part 12 by Jyotindra Jain and Eberhard Fischer, p.12
[7] Secret Languages of Afghanistan and Their Speakers by Jadwiga Pstrusinska, p.60
[8] Lord Mahāvīra and His Times by Kailash Chand Jain, p. 61, p. 359
[9] A Grammar of the Prakrit Languages by Richard Pischel, Subhadra Jha
[10] Ideology and Status of Sanskrit: Contributions to the History of the Sanskrit language edited by Jan E. M. Houben, p. 137-156 (Chapter 6, Jain Attitudes to the Sanskrit Language by Paul Dundas)
[11] Traditional view as held by several Jain ascetics. Confirmed in conversation by Dhaky ji.
[12] Jainism: An Indian Religion of Salvation by Helmuth von Glasenapp, p. 33, p. 67, pp. 101-107, p.167
[13] A History of Sanskrit Literature  by Arthur Berriedale Keith, pp. 3-17, pp. 27-31 (Written in 1928, the book leans towards Sanskrit-primacy, but does mention the position which gives natural primacy to Prakrits)
[14] The Sanskrit Language  by Thomas Burrow, pp.31-66 (Some of these views are no longer reflective of a non-sectarian position, but the information and the historical analyses are sincere to the view in their time)
[15] Tattvartha Sutra by Umasvati, 1:1 (Translates as: “The right vision, right knowledge and the right conduct are the path to liberation.”)
[16] Jainism: The World of Conquerors, Volume 1 by Natubhai Shah, pp.90-113
[17] A History of Indian Philosophy, Volume 1 by Surendranath Dasgupta, pp.169-209
[18] Conversation between Anveshan and Madhusudan Amilal Dhaky
[19] Discovering the Vedas: Origins, Mantras, Rituals, Insights  by Frits Staal, pp. 31-33
[20] A History of Sanskrit Literature  By Arthur Berriedale Keith, pp.1-3
[21] A Companion to Sanskrit Literature by Sures Chandra Banerji, pp. 670-673
[22] A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India by Upinder Singh, p. 42-44
[23] Early India: From the Origins to A.D. 1300  By Romila Thapar, p. 163-164
[24] A Concise History of Classical Sanskrit Literature  by Bhattacharyya Shastri Gaurinath, Gaurinatha Sastri, pp. 5-14, pp. 18-23
[25] Indian Epigraphy by D. C. Sircar, p. 45
[26] History of Indian Literature, Volume 1, pp. 345-347
[27] The Archaeology of Early Historic South Asia: The Emergence of Cities and States  By F. R. Allchin, George Erdosy, pp. 336-337
[28] Indian Epigraphy by Richard Salomon, p. 35, p. 41
[29] The Culture of India by Kathleen Kuiper, pp. 82-84
[30] A Sociolinguistic History of Early Identities in Singapore: From Colonialism to Nationalism by Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew, pp. 70-72
[31] The Jains by Paul Dundas, pp. 116-117, pp. 130-132
[32] Companion Studies to the History of Tamil Literature by Kamil Zvelebil, pp. 123-128
[33] Handbook of Oriental Studies, Part 2  By Bertold Spuler, pp. 17-18, pp. 47-53
[34] The Smile of Murugan: On Tamil Literature of South India by Kamil Zvelebil, p. 140
[35] Recent Discoveries Of Jaina Cave Inscriptions In Tamilnadu by Iravatham Mahadevan
[36] Facets of Jainology: Selected Research Papers by Vilas Adinath Sangave, pp. 187-188
[37] Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature, Volume 2 by Amaresh Datta, p. 1568, p. 1775, pp. 1779-1786
[38] A History of Kannada Literature by Edward P. Rice, pp. 17-33
[39] The Jaina Path of Purification by Padmanabh S. Jaini, pp. 81-82
[40] A History of Indian Literature, 500-1399: From Courtly to the Popular by Sisir Kumar Das, pp. 130-147, pp. 189-191
[41] A History of Indian Literature, Volume 9, Part 4 by Shankar Gopal Tulpule, pp. 373-377
[42] The World’s Writing Systems by Peter T. Daniels, William Bright, pp. 378-383
[43] Indian Epigraphy: A Guide to the Study of Inscriptions in Sanskrit Prakrit and Other Indo-Aryan Languages by Richard Salomon, pp. 7-42, p. 54, pp. 72-94

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