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dc.contributor.authorRana, D-
dc.contributor.authorBhatt, A-
dc.contributor.authorLal, B-
dc.contributor.authorUniyal, S K-
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-27T05:59:24Z-
dc.date.available2021-05-27T05:59:24Z-
dc.date.issued2021-04-
dc.identifier.issn0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/57204-
dc.description451-458en_US
dc.description.abstractThe present paper highlights the importance vis-à-vis plight of a traditional script Tankri of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. Through surveys in 70 villages that involved interviews with 550 residents, only one respondent was found to be versed in it. He uses an ancient manuscript named Jantri, scripted in Tankri, for prescribing medicines. Interactions and literature review revealed that Tankri was once a princely script of Chamba that now has no takers. Tankri originated from the Brahmic family of scripts and the Jantri holds information on uses of natural resources for curing human and animal related ailments. A total of 32 resources that include 24 of plant origin, 3 of animal origin, and 5 minerals were used for making formulations to cure a total of 13 diseases. Writing amulets in Tankri on tree bark using traditional ink was found to be a characteristic of the region. Unfortunately, the script is fast disappearing and so is the knowledge associated with it. Its disappearance would be a great loss to mankind. It is high time that conservation and decoding of such scripts is prioritized. Developing a database of knowledge holders and digitizing the information recorded in Tankri may be the starting point of this.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInt. Cl.21: A61K 36/00en_US
dc.rights CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceIJTK Vol.20(2) [April 2021]en_US
dc.subjectAilmentsen_US
dc.subjectChambaen_US
dc.subjectHimalayaen_US
dc.subjectMedicineen_US
dc.subjectScripten_US
dc.titleTaking a leaf from Jantri for traditional medicament- an ancient manuscript in Tankrien_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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