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An appeal for linguistic diversity as a democratic right – Professor Ganesh Devy at TEDx Mumbai

Professor Ganesh Devy talks about how languages evolve. And how local Indian languages are dying, taking with them a treasure of historical knowledge and wisdom. “Why are you talking to sparrows?” [Prof. Devy narrates the reply of the Bo woman in … 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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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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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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