Nastaliq script is associated with which language?

Q.  Nastaliq script is associated with which language?
- Published on 24 Nov 16

a. Kashmiri
b. Urdu
c. Sanskrit
d. Hindustani

ANSWER: Kashmiri
 
The Kashmiri language has been facing decline in J&K because of the usage of Urdu over Kashmiri.

Kashmiri is written mostly in Nastaliq script but also in the more ancient Sharda script, and in Devanagari script.

The MHRD is planning to constitute a National Council for Promotion of Kashmiri Language with Devanagri and Sharda as its script. This was opposed by many in literary community for ignoring the Nastaliq script.

Sharda evolved from the Brahmi script and is an ancient Western Himalayan script. It was the popular script in the region. This was until the arrival of Nastaliq script which came with Islam.

Nastaliq script is a cursive script and is being used since past five centuries and most of the Kashmiri literature is in this script.

It is a Arabo-Persian calligraphy script that is a combination of the nakshi and taliq styles, featuring elongated horizontal strokes and exaggerated rounded forms.

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