Karthik Malli is an independent researcher and writer based in Bangalore, India. His work, based in linguistics and history, focuses on the intersection of language, history, and identity in different parts of southern and western India. His research engages with written texts — from pre-modern inscriptions to modern printing — across a range of Indian languages and scripts, including Kannada, Urdu, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, and Marathi.
The story of Devanagari type from early print to the digital age, as Indian print culture both sparked and responded to intense socio-political change and constant technological innovation.
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