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. | Read or download the full lecture here >>

This lecture was delivered by Prof. Ganesh N. Devy as part of a national consultation on ‘Education among Adivasis/Tribals’ held at NIAS (September 26-28th, 2010) under the ‘Education Portfolio’. The ‘Education Portfolio’ is supported by the Dorabji Tata Trust, Mumbai and its activities focus on conducting research related to issues of education at all levels. Research under the ‘Platform for Education Policy’ focuses on reviewing and assessing various policies at the central and state levels, while the ‘Curriculum Exchange Network’ focuses on developing and fostering debates and sharing of curricula for various subjects and disciplines.

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