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Speech communities deserve dignity and respect: Linguist Prof. Ganesh Devy on ways to avoid “global phonocide” – UNESCO lecture

Indigenous languages by GANESH N. DEVY Excerpts from the modified version of the text of UNESCO lecture, October 2008 | To read the full article, click here >> RECOGNIZED as ‘Aborigines’ in Australia, as ‘Mâori’ in New Zealand, as ‘First Nations’ … Continue reading

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“With literature comes memory and so many meaningful traditions”: Linguist Ganesh Devy at Sahitya Akademi conference on Contemporary Creative Expression in India

Professor GN Devy feels that alternate media should be used to make literature reach to a wider audience Parul Bajaj, Indian Express, Tue Jul 19 2011 Almost everyone in India knows the Mahabharata, but no one has read it. Listening is … Continue reading

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Adivasi languages – Ganesh Devy on changing languages and the question of legislation

There are two things. One is the state of Indian languages— the bhashas. Prof. Ananthamurthy has often argued that the bhashas have been drawing conditionally from many other bhasha systems, the subsets of bhashas. I’m only reporting what he has said—there’s … Continue reading

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A View of Higher Education in India” – public lecture by Prof. Ganesh Devy

The dramatically adverse ratio between India’s rural population and the institutions of higher education relegates the entire rural population to the category of ‘educationally disadvantaged’.  […] In democracies all over the world, electoral politics inevitably envelopes public institutions, and the … Continue reading

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Museum & Society – A re-evaluation of Adivasi Heritage by Prof. Ganesh Devy

“There is an intimate connection between the historical process of the creation of ‘Adivasi’ as a social category and the construction of the knowledge about the Adivasi communities as well as the popular imagery of Adivasis. Therefore, the management of memory … Continue reading

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