Manuscripts- for simplification and to easy way to understand " manuscripts are documentation which are written by hand"
the materials which were used in manuscripts can be of various kinds
the study of manuscripts are called as manuscriptology.
the average age of any manuscript is at least 750 years old.
manuscripts and India -
when we purposefully look at India, the great epics of mahabharata and ramayana were written in the later vedic period, for some context.Indian manuscripts are found in a variety of languages and scripts—Newari, Gaudi, Tibetan, Kannada, Naskh to name a few.