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.
- Adivasi Academy & Museum of Adivasi Voice at Tejgadh | AdivasiAcademy.org
- Appropriate education for Adivasi children – the Vidyodaya School model
- A View of Higher Education in India” by Prof. Ganesh Devy
- Bhasha | Bhashaebooks.org
- Childhood and children
- Community facilities
- eBook download sites
- Education and literacy
- Endangered language
- ePub | Adivasi Stories from Gujarat
- Forest Rights Act (FRA)
- Health and nutrition | Recommendations by the Expert Committee
- Multi-lingual education & Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL)
- Residential school | Ekalavya
- Resources for the classroom: Learning from and about India’s tribal communities, their culture and knowledge systems
- RSV School & Museum of Santal Culture (West Bengal)
- Tagore and rural culture
- Unesco | Unicef | Unicef India | United Nations
- Video | “Nations don’t make us human – languages make us human”: Ganesh Devy
Tip: click on any red marker for details on endangered languages in a particular region of India. This map is bound to be incomplete as recent surveys in-depth studies on this subject have revealed.
To learn more, please follow the links to the relevant sources besides up-to-date reports provided by Indian newspapers and web portals.