Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I illustrates INSCRIPTIONS

This post is a part of both, Wandering Wednesday Series & The A-Z Challenge - April 2013  
My Wandering Wednesday Series are dedicated to the flight of my imagination now and then, captured by my camera lens. And then, favourite songs and movies simply fill in the gaps for the right captions! I try to give you the backstory of the picture too. Perhaps you may see a tale hidden there. Check the previous posts here.
  
Inscriptions tell tales of an era gone by. They seamlessly stitch the how, why, when, where and what of yesterday. Then they add up the answers for a relevant today and pose a new set of questions for an awaiting tomorrow. A sign is sometimes all that you need. A symbol of affection goes a long way. A mark of appreciation is cherished. Sometimes all it takes is to read the writing on the wall. So are you leaving behind a trail of breadcrumbs? Or your footsteps have created a path of their own?
 
This picture has been clicked on my visit to the Kanheri Caves in Mumbai last February. 109 caves carved from Basalt, dating back to the first century, a true historical delight. The writing is the Gupta Brahmi Script from which the Devanagiri script was eventually derived. Devanagiri is considered to be the fount of most Indian scripts.
  
 
 
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48 comments:

nd60 said...

wonderful post by a wanderlust soul :D

JANU said...

It's all written. Good post.

sridevi datta said...

They seamlessly stitch the how, why, when, where and what of yesterday. How beautiful is that ! and of course the picture , but I am lost in the beauty of the words ! :)

Ritu said...

The more I visit and see monuments, the more I realize the power of the written word! Lovely

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Lovely picture and yes, one wonders what people will make of our words (if they ever find them!) centuries from now. Wonder what the words in this inscription mean too.

Suzy said...

Oh wow. your post was so informative. I've never heard of the Gupta Brahmi script. Like Corinne I also wonder what the words on the tablet mean.

Laxmi Chundi Addanki said...

Immortal inscriptions! Gee - you have a way with words. I often retrace them, just to rewind the awesome feel they have.
Cheers.

Blogwati Gee said...

Gracias :)

Blogwati Gee said...

Yup, it is.

Blogwati Gee said...

Awwww Sri, your comments make me smile always. You pick such phrases, it makes me proud to have written them.

Blogwati Gee said...

So true Ritu.

Blogwati Gee said...

Corinne, someday with the help of Wikipedia, I will try and decipher it.

Blogwati Gee said...

Suzy, the letters are given in Wikipedia. It just will take a whole lot of time to decipher it. Someday!

Blogwati Gee said...

Awwww, thanks Laxmi. You made me feel so super!

Shilpa Garg said...

Interesting... the writing on the wall from an era gone by...

Anonymous said...

Nice ...remembered the inscriptions on my heart and in my brain too .Jacinta

Priya Sreeram said...

vinita- such profund thoughts. 'So are you leaving behind a trail of breadcrumbs? Or your footsteps have created a path of their own?' wow - magic yarn with words indeed :)

Cynthia Rodrigues Manchekar said...

Finally, it is words we have. And you have some of the best ones. I loved your description of inscriptions and how different types of writing touch our lives.

Afshan said...

Interesting
History is my second love after biology !!
I just get lost in the surroundings thinking and recreating my own imagination of those days
Quite neat post !

Meena said...

The stories that those walls could tell us huh....

G Angela said...

what a nice way of presenting the post ! I liked it, thanks for sharing !

Blogwati Gee said...

Hai na? I was intrigued too!

Blogwati Gee said...

So sweet A. Jacinta. you drop in everyday.....and it only makes me happier.

Blogwati Gee said...

Priya you give me too much credit.....they are just simple words.....

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Cynthia. I am glad it touched a chord.

Blogwati Gee said...

Oh, learnt a new thing about you Afshan. Happy to know!

Blogwati Gee said...

True that, Meena.

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Angela. Happy that you did!

dianasmusings said...

Wow !! a thoughtful post. I love visiting historical places and yes love History too.

numerounity said...

It is interesting to know whats written there. Does anyone knows how to read them?

Ruchira said...

what a lovely take on I. I love inscriptions ..How much fun must these historians be having -- trying to decipher them !

Cuckoo said...

What I HATE are the 'modern' inscriptions - "Meenu loves Shailu", "our love forever" et al :( Esp when they are on OLD inscriptions.

And what's amazing is the bounty of information that these inscriptions carry.

Roshni AaMom said...

This capture tells of such a rich history!!

Nandana said...

Loving these Wandering Wednesdays more and more. Never heard about the caves in Mumbai, it was always the beach or movie stars. Thanks for sharing!

Shail Mohan said...

"Inscriptions tell tales of an era gone by."
And that's why there is romance and intrigue in unraveling/studying it.

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

The photograph is definitely beautiful. But what i loved more is how beautifully you have descried it.

prateek mathur said...

Beautifully written Gee! Picture perfect Inscription...

Sumita Pai said...

Devnagri is the only script for the Konkani language as well.

Fellow A-Z'er here :)

Four Leaf Clover

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Diana. This is a must visit in Mumbai.

Blogwati Gee said...

Wikipedia does have a code somewhere. It will take some patience to sit through it.

Blogwati Gee said...

It is like another world Ruchira....and these are tiny windows to them :)

Blogwati Gee said...

Oh gosh Meera, I swear, you read my mind. How can people be so daft eludes me?

Blogwati Gee said...

Yes it does Roshni, silently.....

Blogwati Gee said...

So glad you do Nandana. Do keep visiting.

Blogwati Gee said...

True that Shail, only a soul that loves can know what it is to preserve memories.

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Preeti. A beautiful picture can evoke beautiful words.

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Prateek. You are too kind, as per usual.

Blogwati Gee said...

Right Sumita. Thanks for dropping by. :)

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