Devanagari stone type?

lafemmesoixante's picture

I am doing some research on a printing press that was established in Thanjavur, India in 1803. In two sources the type used is called "stone type" (which I would assume was lithography) but a third reference from 1872 describes it as “cast Devanagari type imported from Madras.” Anybody an expert on such and could clarify?

John Hudson's picture

I recommend trying to contact Graham Shaw, former head of Asian collections at the British Library and an expert on the history of printing in India.

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