The People’s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.
Madhya Pradesh is the second-largest state in the country and is home to a significant number of Scheduled Castes and Schedules Tribes of the country. The given volume presents folktales, folk songs, and vocabulary lists for the reader to gain a better understanding of the languages of the state. Scheduled, Non-scheduled, and tribal languages are discussed.
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. There, 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.
Damodar Jain is a professor in IASE (Institute of Advanced study in Education), Bhopal. He has been an integral part of the Literacy Programme ‘Sakshar Bharat’ since 2010 and has contributed towards making training modules and textbooks. He is also a member of organisations like UNICEF, and NGOs such as the Azim Premji Foundation, Sarthak, Eklavya etc. to name a few.
Prashant Mishra is a professor and Head of Department of English in Government S.V.P.G. College, Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh. He has published many research papers and articles in scholarly journals and anthologies. His areas of interest include linguistics, criticism, postmodern theories, and pedagogical issues.
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
Introduction to the Volume
Contributors to the Volume
An Appeal to Readers
List of Languages Covered in this Volume
PART I SCHEDULED LANGUAGES
PART II NON-SCHEDULED LANGUAGES
PART III TRIBAL LANGUAGES