State Limitations Of Handwritten Books

State the limitations of handwritten books. OR Why were Manuscripts not used widely in everyday life before the age of print in India?


Handwritten books were expensive and took a long time to produce. Copying was expensive and it was hard and laborious work. The manuscripts were very fragile and could easily be spoilt. They were awkward in size and difficult to carry. The result was that their circulation was limited. Middle-class people could not afford them.