The Peoples’ Linguistic Survey of India 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 13 : Jharkhand ki Bhashyen [Hindi] of The People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) undertaken and executed by Bhasha Research and Publication Center.
The present book contains the information on language and linguistic variety of the Jharkhand State of India. The languages included in this book are: Angika, Asur, Bhumij, Birajiya, Birhor, Gondi, Ho, Khadiya, Khortha, Korva, Kudukh, Kurmali, Mal Pahadiya, Mundari, Nagpuri, Panch Paraganiya, Sabar and Santali.
Dr Ganesh N. Devy taught English at the Maharaja 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 Folk Traditions. He is an active participant in the functioning of Bhasha Academy.Currently, he is a Professor at the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), Gandhinagar, Gujrat. He is Chair, People’s Lnguistic Survey of India, 37, Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, Near Dinesh Mills, Baroda.
Dr. Ramnika Gupta is MA from Punjab University, Solan and B.Ed.from Central Institute of Education, New Delhi. She was formerly Member of Parliament and Member of Legislative Assembly, Bihar. She has worked for the upliftment of dalits, nomads and women and has been awarded and felicitated well for her contribution to these minority communities. Currently, she is the Chairperson of Ramnika Foundation, Delhi.
Prabhat Kumar Singh is M.Sc. and Ph.D (Anthropology) and had done extensive research on Kurmali language of Jharkhand. Amongst his published works are three books and several research papers on this language. Currently, he is professor of Anthropology in Ranchi University, Jharkhand.
Lekhak parichay [About volume editors]
Rashtriya sampaadak mandal [National editorial collective]
Maanchitron ki suchi [List of maps]
Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan [People’s Linguistic Survey of India]
Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan Granthmala [The volumes of PLSI ]
Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan se kaise jude [experience of author’s being associated with PLSI]]
Bhumika by Dr D P Pattanayak [Preface by Dr D P Pattanayak]
Mukhya Sampadkiya by Dr G N Devy [Main Editorial by Dr G N Devy]
Hum Hajaar Phool Khilne Kyon Nahi Dete [Editorial by Ramnika Gupta]
Jharkhandi bhashon ke haal aur sawal [Editorial by Prabhat kumar Singh]
Sahyogi Lekhkon ki Suchi [List of contributors]
Pathako se Ek Appeal [An open appeal to the readers]
Akaraadi Kram mein Bhashaon ke Naam [A list in alphabetical order of the languages discussed in this volume]