The Peoples’ Linguistic Survey of India is a right based movement for carrying out a nationwide 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 11 (Himachal Pradesh ki Bhaashyen [Hindi]) of The People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) undertaken and executed by Bhasha Research and Publication Center, Baroda.
The present book contains the information on language and linguistic variety of the Himachal Pradesh State of India. The languages included in this book are: Hindi, Kanashi, Kahluri ya Bilaspuri, Kangri, Kinnauri, Kulluee, Gadi-Pahari, Gujjar, Chambyali, Chinalbhashe, Churahi, Tinan, Stodapa, Pattani, Pangi, Punan, Baghati, Bagali, Bhoti, Mandayali / Mandiyali, Mahasui, Lohari-Lahul, Sarazi, Sirmauri and Spiti.
Padmashree Dr. Ganesh N. Devy taught English at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda a renowned literary critic and activist; 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, Gujarat.
He is Chair, Peoples’ Linguistic Survey of India, 37, Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, Baroda.
Tobdan was born in Khangsar village of Lahul-Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh in 1944. He completed his education till BA-LLB. He had a great interest in writing. After retiring from a bank’s job in 2004, he started writing articles on History, Language and Literature, in English, Hindi and Bhoti languages. He has published several articles and books, and a few more are yet to be published. He runs an annual magazine “Kunjum” which is based on languages of Lahul-Spiti district and other districts of Himachal Pradesh.
He is a member of Himachal Pradesh Art, Culture and Language academy.
Lekhak Parichay [about the authors]
Rashtriya Sampadak Mandal [national editorial collective]
Himachal Pradesh ka rajnaitik maanchitra [political map of Himachal Pradesh]
Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan [People’s Linguistic Survey of India]
Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan Granthmala [The complete list of titles in PLSI series]
Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan se Judna [ experience of author’s being associated with PLSI]
Bhumika by Dr D P Pattanayak [Preface by Dr D P Pattanayak]
Mukhya Sampaadkiya by Dr G N Devy [Editorial by Dr G N Devy]
Sampaadkiya by Tobdan [Editorial by Tobdan]
Pathako se ek vinti [An open appeal to the readers]
Himachal Pradesh men Lipi [Script in Himachal Pradesh]
Akaraadi kram mein bhashaon ke naam [A list of languages in Hindi alphabetical order]
Kahluri ya Bilaspuri
Himachal Pradesh ka Bhashayee Manchitra [linguistic Maps of Himachal Pradesh]