The Peoples’ Linguistic Survey of India [PLSI] is a right based movement for carrying out a nation-wide survey of Indian languages especially languages of fragile communities such as nomadic, coastal, island, hill and forest communities.
This book is Part-1 of the Volume-26 (Rajasthan-Hindi) of The People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) undertaken and executed by Bhasha Research and Publication Center, Baroda.
This book contains the information on language and linguistic variety of the Rajasthan State of India. The languages included in this book are: Khadi Marwari, Godwadi, Ghanchi, Jagrouti, Daang, Dingle, Dhaati, Dhundhadi, Talhaiti, Thali, Deswali, Ghawadi, Naagarchaali, Pachwara, Bagadi, Bajigari, Bikaneri, Braj, Sansi (Bhatu), Maad, Maarwadi, Mirasi, Merwadi, Mewadi, Mewati, Vagadi, Shekhawati, Sarayaki, Sindhi and Hadouti.
Dr Ganesh N. Devy, formerly Professor of English at theMaharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, a renowned literary critic and activist, is founder and director of the Tribal Academy at Tejgadh Gujarat; and director of the Sahitya Akademi’s Project on Literature in Tribal Languages and Oral Traditions. He is an active participant in the functioning of Bhasha Academy. He has been awarded the Padma Shri in 2013 for his work in the field of linguistic research of the endangered languages in India. Currently, he is a Professor at the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology ( DA-IICT ), Gandhinagar, Gujrat; and Chair and Chief Editor of the series People’s Linguistic Survey of India [PLSI].
Dr Madan Meena is a visual artist and researcher. He has worked extensively with artists and crafts persons from local communities in Rajasthan. His doctoral dissertation from University of Rajasthan was on ‘Art of the Meena Tribes’. He has travelled extensively and has had held exhibitions of his paintings in many parts of the country. He has published two books on the subject, Joy of Creativity and Nurturing Walls. His interest in the languages has lead him to start his work on the language of the Kanjar community residing in Rajasthan. He currently works and lives in Kota in Rajasthan.
Dr Suraj Rao, has Doctorate in Rajasthani, Hindi and History. He is based in Udaipur. He has published several articles and books on Rajasthani language and literature. He has been given the Sahitya Akademi award  for his Rajasthani translation [from Urdu language] of Gyan Singh Shatir published bySahitya Akademi.
Mukhya Sampaadkiya Ganesh N. Devy
Sampaadakiya 1) Suraj Rao; 2) Prabhat; 3) Satpal Singh Khati
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