In a treat for citizens, a special exhibition of Modi script documents from 1778 AD to 1830 have been kept on display at the art Gallary panaji .
The exhibition was inaugurated by minister for archives and archeology Subash Faldessai in the presence of Director of archives and Archaeology
Several of these documents correspond to era of different rulers, including Portuguese , Marathas, and throw light on the social, political and religious contours which prevailed then.
Letters written by feudal leaders to the Portuguese rulers seeking protection from dacoits, documents pertaining to loan taken by marathas are some of the interesting Modi script papers the exhibition has on display.
Modi enjoyed the status of widely used communication language during parts of 18th and 19th century. It is basically a script used to write the Marathi language, which was the primary language spoken in the state of Maharashtra. The department of archives and archaeology is in possession of several documents penned in this script.
“The study of these documents can offer a glimpse into then society and people,” said Subash Faldessai
Speaking further faldessai said that The work of translating these Modi script documents into English is on and “Some of the documents have been already translated , while the remaining are in the process of translation.
These documents are treasure trove of history and will be preserved carefully for future generations,”faldessai further said.
The exhibition is open to all till 16th of October .