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Audiogyan (founded in 2016) is a collection of conversations with luminaries of the Indian creative world. It’s a passion project to document thoughts and ideas of Indian designers, artists, musicians, writers, thinkers, and luminaries of the creative world.


13: Insights into Calligraphy and Modi script with Achyut Palav

Today I have Achyut Palav with us on Audiogyan. He is one of the most well known and respected calligraphers of India. Studies in JJ School of arts and passed in 1982\. In 1984 he got research scholarship from Ulka advertising for his thesis on Modi script. He use tooyjyjy teach in JJ also. Be it Devanagri or the English scripts, a constant thirst for knowledge and passion for perfection continues to give a special meaning to his quest in Calligraphy. Today we are here to get some insights into calligraphy and Modi script which needs to documented. 

1\. What is the difference between typography and calligraphy? Is calligraphy independent of typeface?

2\. Can you shed some light on Modi script. When was it used, how did it cease to exist? What are the efforts put into relive it?

3\. How different is Modi from Devanagari?

4\. Why do you think handwriting is so critical when the world is going digital?

5\. How critical is to learn the language in order to do calligraphy in that language? What’s the role of language?

6\. What are the advantages of knowing calligraphy in regional languages? How does it effect the society at large?

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