Nasta'līq example saying, "Nastaliq script."

Anthropology: The Significance of Calligraphy in Islamic Art and Architecture

The art of Islamic calligraphy involves writing and calligraphy in Arabic script or its derivatives, such as Persian, Ottoman, and Indian. Traditionally, this type of writing is called khatt Arabi (خط عربي‎), whose name translates as Arabic line, design, or construction. The Quran has … Continue reading Anthropology: The Significance of Calligraphy in Islamic Art and Architecture

History of Paper and Printing: Ancient to Modern Applications

How important was the invention of paper for the advancement of civilization? The answer is immense. From the development of writing to the knowledge explosion of the Industrial Revolution, paper has shaped our way of understanding almost everything we humans … Continue reading History of Paper and Printing: Ancient to Modern Applications

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Communication Technologies: Their Evolution and Impact on Writing and Anthropology

People tend to attribute advancements in science and technology to the (positive) effects and influence of macro-actors, such as imperialism, capitalism, industrialization and globalization. However, in reality, the emergence and existence of these entities is usually taken for granted: it … Continue reading Communication Technologies: Their Evolution and Impact on Writing and Anthropology