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The Languages of Himachal Pradesh-Volume 11, Part 2 (PLSI)
G. N. Devy and Tobdan
Price : ₹ 1850.00  
ISBN : 978-93-86296-86-3
Language : English
Pages : 512
Binding : Hardback
Book Size : 180 x 240 mm
Year : 2017
Series : Peoples Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI)
Territorial Rights : World
Imprint : No Image
About the Book

  • The People’s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the languages of India-the widely spoken ones as well as the ones slowly going out of use.
  • The book is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.
  • This volume covers the languages that are spoken in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
  • The book tries to document all these languages before they disappear and are no longer spoken.
  • The detailed linguistic descriptions given in the book have been taken from native speakers through oral interaction/by speaking with them directly.
Table of Contents

The People’s Linguistic Survey of India
The National Editorial Collective
List of Volumes
A Nation Proud of Its Language Diversity: Chief Editor’s Introduction
Political Map of Himachal Pradesh
Introduction to the Volume
Contributors to the Volume
An Appeal to Readers
Linguistic Map of Himachal Pradesh
List of Languages Covered in this Volume
1. Bagali
2. Baghati
3. Bhoti
4. Chambyali
5. Chinalbhashe
6. Cjurahi
7. Gaddi
8. Gujjari-Gojari
9. Kahloori
10. Kanashi
11. Kangri
12. Kinnauri
13. Kullui
14. Lohar (Lahaul)
15. Mahasui
16. Mandyali
17. Pangwali
18. Pattani (Patani)
19. Punan
20. Saraji
21. Sirmauri
22. Spiti
23. sTodpa
24. Tinan


Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

G. N. Devy is the chief editor of the PLSI series. He taught at the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, till 1996 before leaving to set up the Bhasha Research Centre in Baroda and the Adivasi Akademi at Tejgadh, where he worked towards conserving and promoting the languages and culture of indigenous and nomadic communities. Apart from being awarded the Padma Shree, he has received many awards for his work in literature and language conservation.

Formerly of the Reserve Bank of India,Tobdan is a speaker of many languages. Apart from his home language sTodpa, he speaks English, Hindi and Punjabi along with most of the languages spoken in Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Spiti. He has worked largely on the languages of Himachal Pradesh and has even published several titles.