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Sarada
Quick Facts
TypeSyllabic Alphabetic
GenealogyBrahmi
LocationSouth Asia
Time8th century CE to 14th century CE
DirectionLeft to Right

Between the 8th and 10th century CE, a Western variant of the Gupta script evolved into the Sarada script. Sarada is used mainly in Kashmir from the 8th century CE onwards, and evolved into several variants in a few centuries. By the 10th century, the first variant, the Landa script, has appeared in Punjab, and would eventually transform into the Gurmukhi script. And by the 14th century CE, other variants such as Kashmiri and Takri also appeared in the Kashmir region.

The following is the basic Sarada alphabet from the 9th century CE.

Note: Sarada is also alternatively known as Sharada, Sarda, and Sharda.

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