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Barakhadi of Modi Lipi

In any case, there seems to be consensus among scholars that the word "Moḍī" is a translation of the Persian word "Shikasta", which means "breaking". Modi was developed as a faster way of writing Marathi as compared to the more complicated Devanagari script. This was done by "breaking" some of the characters of the alphabet (to make them simpler) and also by making them more "circular" in shape, which aided in moving from one character to the next without lifting the pen from the paper…