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Paschimbanger Bhasha-PLSI Volume 31, Part 3 - Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan
Ganesh Devy and Sankar Prasad Singha and Indranil Acharya
Price : ₹ 2750.00  
ISBN : 9788125062516
Language : Bangla
Pages : 608
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 Peoples’ Linguistic Survey of India is a right based movement for carrying out a nation-wide survey of Indian languages especially the languages of fragile communities such as nomadic, coastal, island, hill and forest communities.

There are 88 volumes in the series of People’s Linguistic Survey of India being published by us. This book is Part 3 of Volume 31, Paschimbanger Bhasha  [the Languages of West Bengal][Bangla] of The People's Linguistic Survey of India Series (PLSI) undertaken and executed by Bhasha Research and Publication Center, Baroda.  

The book contains the information on languages and linguistic variety of the West Bengal State of India. The languages/dialects included in this book are as follows :
Scheduled Languages : 1.Urdu;  2.Nepali; 3.Bangla; 4.Bodo;  5.Santhali.
Non-Scheduled Languages : Kurmali,  Kurukh, Kol Hayam, Kora, Kheria Shabor, Garo, Toto, Dukpa/Jongkha, Tamang,  Dhimal,  Birhor,  Bedia, Boigani, Malto/Malpaharia,  Mahali Alkhand, Mundari, Rajbongshi, Rabha, Limbu, Lepcha, Lodha Shabor, Sherpa, Sadria. There is a chapter on ‘Endengered Languages of North Bengal’.

This volume looks at history, linguistic details, grammar, literature and word list of the languages included, covering a wide linguistic range across books, religious texts and periodicals. It brings together the finest scholars as well as teachers, nomadic peoples and laymen to do the research in the area of languages of Bengal.

Table of Contents

  • Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan [People’s Linguistic Survey of India]
  • Rashtriya Sampadak Mandal [National Editorial Collective]
  • Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan Granthmala [A complete list of titles in PLSI series]
  • Aabhaar [Acknowledgement]
  • Samarpan [Dedication]
  • Bhumika by Dr D P Pattanayak [Preface by Dr D P Pattanayak]
  • Mukhya Sampaadkiya by Chief editor Dr G N Devy [Series Editorial by Dr G N Devy]
  • Sampaadkiya by  Professor Sankar Prasad Singha and Dr Indranil Acharya [Volume Editors]
  • Pathakon se Vinti [An open appeal to the readers]
  • Lipi [Scripts]
  • Pie Chart
  • Sahyogi Lekhkon ki Suchi [ List of contributors]

1. Urdu 2.Nepali 3. Bangla  4.  Bodo  5. Santhali

1.Kurmali 2. Kurukh 3. Kol Hayam 4. Kora 5. Kheria Shabor 6. Garo 7.Toto 8. Dukpa/Jongkha 9. Tamang 10. Dhimal 11. Birhor 12. Bedia 13. Boigani 14. Malto/Malpaharia 15. Mahali Alkhand 16. Mundari 17. Rajbongshi 18. Rabha 19. Limbu 20. Lepcha 21. Lodha Shabor 22. Sherpa  23 Sadria 24.Endengered Languages of North Bengal.

Parishisht-I     LekhakParichay [contributors’ introduction]
Parishisht-II    Manchitra [Maps]
Parishisht-III   Shabd-nirdeshika  [Index]

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

Professor  Ganesh  Devy taught English at the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda; a renowned literary critic and activist; founder and director of the Tribal Academy at Tejgadh, Gujarat and director of th Sahitya Akademi’s Project on Literature in Tribal Languages and Oral Folk Traditions. He received Sahitya Akademi award for his book After Amnesia in 1994. He is an active participant in the functioning of Bhasha Academy. He was awarded the Padmashri in 2014. He is the moving spirit behind PLSI series.

Professor Sankar Prasad Singha is professor in English Department of Vidyasagar university. His specialization is Literary Criticism.  He has published many books.

Dr. Indranil Acharya, is Associate Professor, Department of English, Vidyasagar University. He has many books to his credit which include Towards a Social Change: Essays on Dalit literature published by OBS.