Chandrakanta Scans

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I found these scans by accident today from the Digital Library of India. It’s from the novel Chandrakanta – “considered to be the first work of prose in the modern Hindi language.” I love not only the graphic quality of the terrible black and white bitmap but also the title lettering. The main text is apparently set in metal type, even tho the book is supposedly from 1997. My guess is that it is a photographic reproduction of an earlier edition.

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