Bharati Bharati

The Bharati Script is an alternative script for the languages of India developed by a team at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Madras lead by Dr. Srinivasa Chakravarthy. A common script for the entire country is hoped to bring down many communication barriers in India.

Notable features

Bharati Script

Bharati Script

This chart shows how the Bharati script can be used to write language that use the Devanagari and Bengali scripts. See how Bharati works for other major scripts of India.

Download an alphabet chart for Bharati (Excel)

Sample text in Sanskrit in the Bharati Script

Sample text in Sanskrit in the Bharati Script

Transliteration (Devanagari)

धृतराष्ट्र उवाच |
धर्मक्षेत्रे कुरुक्षेत्रे समवेता युयुत्सवः |
मामकाः पाण्डवाश्चैव किमकुर्वत सञ्जय

Transliteration (Latin)

dhṛitarāśhtra uvācha
dharma-kṣhetre kuru-kṣhetre samavetā yuyutsavaḥ
māmakāḥ pāṇḍavāśhchaiva kimakurvata sañjaya


Dhritarastra said: O Sanjaya, what did my sons and the sons of Pandu actually do when, eager for battle, they gathered together on the holy field of Kuruksetra?
(Chapter 1, Verse 1 of the Bhagavad Gita)


Videos about the Bharati Script

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