Devakshara Charita

Devakshara Charita or Devakshar Charitra (Bhojpuri: 𑂠𑂵𑂫𑂰𑂍𑂹𑂭𑂩 𑂒𑂩𑂱𑂞 IAST: Devākṣarcarita; Transl.: The Character of the Divine Alphabet) is a Bhojpuri play by Ramdatta Shukla which was written in 1884,[1] which is also considered as first published drama of Bhojpuri.[2] This play was written to emphasize the supremacy of the Devanagari script and to highlight the drawbacks of Urdu script.[3][4] It was written and published in 1884 from lite press, Varanasi.[citation needed]

Devakshara Charita
Written byRamdatta Shukla
Date premiered1884
SubjectSupremacy of Devanagari over Persian


  1. ^ Grierson, G. A. (1903). Linguistic Survey of India, Vol. V, Part II.
  2. ^ Jain, Dinesh (26 July 2007). The Indo-Aryan Languages. p. 519. ISBN 978-1135797119.
  3. ^ Bihar District Gazetteers: Shahabad. p. 130.
  4. ^ Fishman, Joshua A. (1993). The Earliest Stage of Language Planning: The "first Congress" Phenomenon. p. 119. ISBN 3110135302.