Introduction of MoDi Script

MoDi is a cursive variant of the Devanagari script. MoDi script is extensively used by Maratha Rulers. All the correspondence of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Peshwas' time is written in MODI.

MoDi script was introduced in 12th century A.D. by Hemadpant AKA Hemadripant who was a chief minister during the kingdom of Yadavs of Devgiri.

Hemadpant noticed that writing letters or accounts in Devanagari scripts consumes more time, so he put MoDi script into practice in order to save time. One of the MoDi script's specialty is one can write words together without lifting the hand.

Later, MoDi was adopted by general public and all the legal documents were started to be written in this script.

Around 4 crore medieval documents written in MoDi are lying at archives of Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal, V.K. Rajwade reasearch club, and Peshwa Daftar awaiting to be transliterated by MoDi experts.

Many people are in search of MoDi expert to decipher their ancestral documents i.e. property matters, land-revenue, land-donation of Land etc. that are preserved on attic or in old chest since their great-grandfather's time.

As MoDi was used as a dynamic writing substitute for Devnagari script, no rules of orthography are followed. A consistent writing, without punctuation marks and word break is seen in MoDi documents. This is why one needs a special training to learn MoDi and understand the language style used in medieval period.

MoDi's nickname "Ghost Script" can depict the complexity of the handwriting in ancient MoDi Documents. The script was in use till 1950. MoDi was officially discontinued from school syllabus in 1959 by the state government.
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