Brahmi Script

Definition

The Brahmi script is the earliest writing system developed in India after the Indus script. It is one of the most influential writing systems; all modern Indian scripts and several hundred scripts found in Southeast and East Asia are derived from Brahmi.

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Timeline

  • c. 2500 BCE
    Earliest use of the Indus Script.
  • 530 BCE
    Persia conquers the Indus Valley.
  • c. 450 BCE - 350 BCE
    Earliest recorded archaeological evidence of the Brahmi script found at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
  • 268 BCE - 232 BCE
    Reign of Ashoka the Great, third ruler of the Mauryan Empire.
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