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Please watch this enlightening lecture by Dr. #Nagaswamy titled "Lecture on water management in olden days"

Where Appa talks in great detail about the water management by the great #Kopperunchinga #Kadavan chieftain highlighting his #Tamil and #Sanskrit inscriptions.

"பேணு செந்தமிழ்‌ வாழப்‌ பிறந்த காடவ கோப்பெருஞ்சிங்க"

#கோப்பெருஞ்சிங்கன், #காடவன், #செந்தமிழ், #கல்வெட்டு
This is the #Tamil portion of #Kōpperuñjiṅga #inscription
1 ஸ்வஸ்தி ஸ்ரீ -சகலபுவனச்சக்கரவத்தி காடவன் அவனி ஆளப்பிறந்தான் கொப்பெருஞ்சிங்கன்
2 திரிபுவனமாதெவி எரிகரை பல இடங்களிலும் உடைந்து எரியும் துருந்து மதகுகளும் முறிந்
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Of the approximately lakh (100,000) #inscriptions found in India, 85,000 are in tamiZ & kannaDa. Let that sink in

These were written in the respective #tamiz and #kannaDa scripts (as they were through the 2000 year history). Not in #Nagari variants.

Many Southeast Asian scripts are derived from #kadamba-pallava script, the early kannaDa-Telugu script. This South Indian script had international reach

Nagari/ other North Indian scripts clearly did not have the reach or prestige outside India as the kadamba-pallava script

#Nandinagari was used mainly in karNATaka for #samskRta inscriptions and writing, “in addition” to kannaDa script. Bulk of samskRta manuscripts are in kannaDa script. Same with samskRta inscriptions.

#tigaLAri script has also been used on some inscriptions and manuscripts

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