Ranjana script is the primary form of this calligraphy.
Well-crafted calligraphy differs from typography and non-classical hand-lettering in that characters are disciplined yet fluid and spontaneous.
Calligraphy is particularly evident on their prayer wheels, although this calligraphy was forged rather than scribed, much like Arab and Roman calligraphy is often found on buildings.
Twentieth century calligraphy master, Edward Johnston, best described the process of writing calligraphy when he advised: "All rules must give way to Truth and Freedom.
Calligraphy in India was especially influenced by Sikhism whose holy book has been traditionally handwritten and illuminated.
Persian and Arabic script is thought to have influenced Indian calligraphy, although the scripts used are somewhat different.
Calligraphy (from the Greek meaning ?????? kallos "beauty" + ????? graph? "writing") is a form of ornamental handwriting found in various cultures throughout the world and whose origins date back to ancient times.
Arabic and Persian calligraphy are both associated with geometric Islamic art (known as arabesque) which is found on the walls and ceilings of mosques as well as on paper.
The term calligraphy: in Chinese, Shufa ??, in Japanese Shod? ??, in Korean, Seoye ??, all mean 'the way of writing'.
The three main forms of Persian calligraphy are called: Nasta'liq script, Shekasteh-Nasta'liq script and Naghashi-khat script.
Western calligraphy is the calligraphy of the Latin writing system, and to a lesser degree the Greek and Cyrillic writing systems.
Calligraphy continues to be used today in graphic design, logo design, maps, menus, greeting cards, invitations, legal documents, diplomas, poetry, business cards and handmade presentations.
The holy book of Islam, al-Qur'an has played an important role in the development and evolution of the Arabic language, and by extension, calligraphy in the Arabic alphabet.
The history of calligraphy in Persia dates back to the pre-Islam era.
In ancient times the lack of modern printing technology resulted in a rich heritage of calligraphy in many Indian languages.
Proverbs and complete passages from the Qur'an are still sources for Islamic calligraphy.
Muslims were among those who valued calligraphy not only as art but also used it as the ultimate expression of God’s words.
Calligraphy itself gives unique expression to every individual letterform, not possible with typeface technologies no matter their sophistication.
Nepalese calligraphy has a huge impact on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.
Islamic calligraphy is an aspect of Islamic art that has evolved alongside the religion of Islam and the Arabic language.
Calligraphy has played a significant role in the history of many cultures and their languages.
East Asian calligraphy typically uses ink brushes to write Chinese characters which are called by various names: 'Hanzi' in Chinese, 'Kanji' in Japanese, and 'Hanja' in Korean and Hбn T? in Vietnamese.
Almost all high religious writing involved calligraphy, including letters sent by the Dalai Lama and other religious, and secular, figures of authority.
Calligraphy has arguably become the most venerated form of Islamic art because it provides a link between the languages of the Muslims with the religion of Islam.
Calligraphy is considered an important art in East Asia and as the most refined form of East Asian painting.