Chart of the Devanagari script; the Frontispiece of Forbes's 1949 Nastaliq handbook

Source: Courtesy of the Burke Library, Columbia University; scan by FWP, May 2005

The right half of Plate A (between pages 4 and 5), showing a reed pen cut for writing Devanagari script

The left half of Plate A, showing a reed pen as cut for writing Persian script