Arabic, Persian, Urdu

=My own online collection of Arabic/Persian/Urdu calligraphy pieces: [site]

=The Asia Society's calligraphy exhibit, with explanatory material: [site]

=Mohamed Zakariya's site, discussion and analysis by a very well-known calligrapher: [site]

=Mahmoud Sakkal's website [site], which includes explanatory and analytical articles

="" [site], which offers examples and historical information

=Calligraphy in the Lucknow style, c.1780: pages of calligraphy from the Lady Coote Album, with ZOOM capabilities for close study: [one]; [two]; [three]; [four]; [five]; [six]

="The Nature of Islamic Calligraphy," from the Met: [site]

=Messick, Brinkley, The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society (Berkeley: University of California, 1993): [site]. An interesting study of the uses of calligraphy.

=A cross-cultural overview page with many resources: [site]

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