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The History of the Book in South Asia

Orsini, Francesca, ed. (2013) The History of the Book in South Asia. London: Ashgate. (History of the Book in the East)

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Abstract

The History of the Book in South Asia covers not only the various modern states that make up South Asia today but also a multitude of languages and scripts. For centuries it was manuscripts that dominated book production and circulation, and printing technology only began to make an impact in the late eighteenth century. Print flourished in the colonial period and in particular lithographic printing proved particularly popular in South Asia both because it was economical and because it enabled multi-script printing. There are now vibrant publishing cultures in the nation states of South Asia, and the essays in this volume cover the whole range from palm-leaf manuscripts to contemporary print culture.

Item Type: Edited Books or Journal Volumes
Keywords: Book history; print
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia
ISBN: 9781409437840
Depositing User: Francesca Orsini
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 09:19
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/16766

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