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Mirza Khan (17th Century) considered #Sanskrit as dev-bāni (language of gods) and akash-bāni (language of the skies), #Prakrit as Nāg-bāni (language of snakes) and Pātāl-bāni (language of the underground), and #Braj or Bhākhā as the language of the world in which we live.
Mirza khan wrote this in his encyclopedic book Tuḥfat al-hind (gift from/to India) which he composed around 1674-75 for Muhammad Azam (son of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb). Mirza khan also regarded Brajbhasha as afṣaḥ-yi zabānhā (i.e. most eloquent of all languages).
The book is organised with an intro to Braj alphabet & 7 chapters. The 7 chapters-
1. Prosody (pingal)
2. Rhyme (tuk)
2. Tropology and metaphorics
4. The amorous mood in literature (singār-ras)
5. The combined arts of music, dance and dram (sangīt)
6. Erotology
7. Physiognomy
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The #BrahmiScript is the earliest writing system developed in India after the #IndusScript. All modern #IndianScripts & most of the scripts found in Southeast/EastAsia are derived from Brahmi.
*Comparison of various abugidas descended from #BrahmiScript :-
The Sohgaura copper plate inscription is an #IndianCopperPlateInscription written in #Prakrit in the #BrahmiScript. It was discovered in Sohgaura, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Map showing routes of following #AncientIndianScripts of #India traveling to other parts of Asia.

Map reference: University of Pennsylvania.
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