Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE

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Sylhet Nagari

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Author(s): d'Hubert, Thibaut
Sylhet Nagari (Nāgarī) is a script used to write a form of the premodern Bengali literary idiom used in the Sylhet region of present-day northeastern Bangladesh. It is also known as Siletī Nāgarī, Jalālābādī Nāgarī, Phul Nāgarī, Musalmānī Nāgarī, and sometimes assimilated to Kaithī Nāgarī, the eastern form of “Bihari shorthand” it is ultimately derived from. The name Musalmanī Nāgarī highlights the communal nature of the use of this alphabet, which was transmitted mainly among the Muslim population of Sylhet. Its early history and the exact reasons for its regional spread a…
Date: 2021-07-19