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Cultural invisibility – India’s 600 potentially endangered languages

Literacy level among women in India being alarmingly low, it will be necessary to expand our school education system so as to introduce and include as many languages as possible, so that the girl children are educated in their own … Continue reading

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Languages, traditions and culture of tribals to be protected: New dictionaries of unique tribal languages – Karnataka State Tribal Research Institute

Times of India, Dec 3, 2014 MYSURU: For the first time, Karnataka State Tribal Research Institute (KSTRI) has come up with a novel initiative to preserve languages of tribals in the state. KSTRI is gearing to launch dictionaries of tribal … Continue reading

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“A View of Higher Education in India”, a public lecture by Prof. Ganesh Devy delivered on September 26th, 2010 at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

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 … Continue reading

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Conference on unrecognized languages: Bhasha Research Centre – Gujarat

The Indian Express, Vadodara, Thu Feb 18 2010 Come March, and the city’s linguistic diversity will increase manifold, though for a few days. […] People speaking as many as 250 languages, which are not recognised by the Indian constitution, will … Continue reading

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Tribal languages face extinction as “young people want to be part of the mainstream culture” – Uttarakhand

Excerpts from The Telegraph, Calcutta, Sunday , July 25 , 2010Death of a languageJad, a tribal language in Uttarakhand, is slowly going extinct. Hemchhaya Detravels to the tribe’s remote habitat and explains how many native languages around the world are dwindling … Continue reading

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