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.
This volume documents the languages spoken in the state of Punjab. Apart from a detailed description of Punjabi language, the volume includes entries describing the linguistic features of the regional dialects of Bauria, Bazigari, Bhand, Dhaha, Gojri, Lahanda, Lubana, Odi and Sansi. A survey of folk and written literature is also included. In addition, the volume provides information about the invaluable contribution of Punjab to the development of Hindi and Urdu languages and literature.
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, where 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.
Omkar N Koul is a former Director of the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. He has had a distinguished career authoring over fifty books. His areas of academic interests are linguistics, language education, communication and comparative literature.
Roop Krishen Bhat is a former Professor at the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and Directorate of Adult Education, MHRD, Government of India. He has over thirty-five titles in Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi and English. His areas of academic interest are language, literature, culture and media
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
List of Languages Covered in this Volume
Symbols and Abbreviations
PART I: SCHEDULED LANGUAGES
Sukhvinder Singh Sangha and Roop Krishen Bhat
2. Punjabi Drama and Theatre
3. Punjabi Media
Navjit Singh Johal
4. Punjabi Cinema
5. Hindi and Punjabi
Omkar N. Koul
6. Contribution of Punjab to Hindi Literature
Hukum Chand Rajpal
7. Urdu in Punjab
Ali R. Fatihi
PART II: NON-SCHEDULED LANGUAGES