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Old Hindi

Apabhramshas and emergence of old Hindi:
400 A.D.:
Apabhramsha in Kalidas's Vikramorvashiyam
550 A.D.:
Dharasena of Valabhi's inscription mentions Apabhramsha literature
779 A.D.:
Regional languages mentioned by Udyotan Suri in "Kuvalayamala"
769 A.D.:
Siddha Sarahpad composes Dohakosh, was considered the first Hindi poet
800 A.D.:
Bulk of the Sanskrit literature after this time is commentaries.
933 A.D.:
Shravakachar of Devasena, considered the first Hindi book
1100 A.D.:
Modern Devanāgarī script emerges
1145 - 1229 A.D.:
Hemachandra writes on Apabhramsha grammar
 
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