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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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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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Working for endangered languages, serving denotified and nomadic Communities: Ganesh Devy (Padma Shri 2014 awardee)

A Nomad Called Thief: Reflections on Adivasi Silence and Voice by GN Devy A collection of essays on Adivasis. Tribal groups (adivasis) in India have often been excluded, marginalized and oppressed by `mainstream’ society. In many ways this exclusion, marginalization and … Continue reading

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Video | “Nations don’t make us human – languages make us human”: Ganesh Devy – People’s Linguistic Survey of India

The census of India says the country is losing languages at an alarming rate. But the People’s Linguistic Survey of India seems to say there’s more to it than meets the eye. * Wherever the colonial power was played the … Continue reading

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Tip | “Painted Words”: An Anthology edited by Prof Ganesh Devy – Tribal Literature from all over India

“It is almost impossible to characterize all of India’s tribals in a single ethnographic or historic framework. […] After Independence, these communities were ‘denotified’ and placed quite randomly in the schedules of tribes, castes and other ‘backward communities’. Yet anyone … Continue reading

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