Sunita Dangol is a communications professional and Ranjana script trainer working toward the promotion and awareness of ancient scripts and one of the indigenous languages of Nepal. She is also a freelance emcee and a social activist. Her interests focus on child participation and heritage preservation.
With Ananda Kumar Maharjan, Dangol co-founded a calligraphers collective called "Callijatra" to promote various Nepalese scripts. Callijatra has so far done over twenty-seven workshops on Ranjana script and is looking to expand its scope by involving more calligraphers and designers. Dangol is the coordinator of the Callijatra project.
Ranjana script, equal parts art and culture, was discovered in the eleventh century along with an archive of more than fifty thousand manuscripts. A script indigenous to the Newar community of Nepal, Ranjana began to fade away in use and...