Category Archives: Languages and linguistic heritage

All languages created by human communities are our collective cultural heritage. Therefore, it is our collective responsibility to ensure that they do not face the global phonocide let loose in our time. – Prof. Ganesh Devy lecture at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore (26 September 2010)

Linguistic diversity and multilingualism – Interviews with Prof. Ganesh Devy

Devy has worked incessantly to establish the linguistic diversity and numeric strength of subaltern cultures in India. In a politically resonant statement during a public lecture last year in Bengaluru, he said the most beloved stories of mainstream Hinduism start … Continue reading

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Adivaani “the Adivasi voice”: A publishing house for India’s indigenous population – West Bengal

Copies available directly from Adivaani.org or reputed Indian bookstores including https://mayday.leftword.com >> Adivaani, a publishing house is archiving, chronicling and publishing stories of tribals, primarily Santhals | Read the full story by Manasi Shah (16 June 2019) in The Telegraph >> “Since … Continue reading

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Tip | Which are India’s endangered languages? (interactive map)

India’s endangered languages“Kolami, Koya, Gondi, Kuvi, Kui, Yerukala, Savara, Parji, Kupia. Do these names ring a bell? No, right? They are all native tribal tongues that have immensely contributed to enrich the language and culture of Telugu people. But these … Continue reading

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The Dehwali: A community with a rich repertoire of songs, stories, legends, puzzles, sayings and drama – Gujarat

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Learn more about tribal communities in the “Seven Sister States”: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura

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