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Jain manuscripts are a source of inspiration for many artists, designers and calligraphers. They are known for their paintings, layouts and exquisite calligraphic styles. Paintings from these manuscripts have been extensively studied to analyse the distinct painting styles; however, the calligraphic writing has not been analysed in great detail. There are some calligraphers and designers who have studied certain aspects of Jain calligraphic styles, but these studies have by and large, been limited to personal exploration and experimentation of individual styles. In our study of Jain manuscripts we primarily focused on calligraphic analysis of the written text. This calligraphic text is compared with the contemporary Balbodha Devanagari style calligraphy for better understanding. We also considered current Jain manuscript writing practices in terms of the style which is used, tools and stationery involved etc.