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Table of Indian scripts used between 2600 B.C. and A.D. 400

Dates used Script Language/s Direction of writing Deciphered?
2600-1700 B.C. Indus Unknown Probably right to left No
4th century B.C. to 6th century A.D. Brahmi Sanskrit, Prakrit Left to right Yes
4th century B.C. to 3rd century A.D. Kharosthi Sanskrit, Gandhari Right to left Yes
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