The Peoples’ Linguistic Survey of India is a right based movement for carrying out a nation-wide survey of Indian languages especially the languages of fragile communities such as nomadic, coastal, island, hill and forest communities.
There are 88 volumes in the series of People’s Linguistic Survey of India being published by us. This book is Part 3 of Volume 26, Sikkimka Bhashaharu [the Languages of Sikkim] [Nepali] of The People's Linguistic Survey of India Series (PLSI) undertaken and executed by Bhasha Research and Publication Center, Baroda.
The book contains the information on language and linguistic variety of the Sikkim State of India. The languages included in this book are:
Scheduled Languages : Nepali Bhasha
Non-Scheduled Languages : Gurund, Tamang, Newar, Bhotia, Magar, Rai, Limbu, Leptcha, Sunuwar, and Sherpa Bhasha.
Other Languages : Kulung, Tibbati, Thami, Bhujel and Majhi.
This volume looks at history, linguistic details, grammar, literature and word list of the languages included, covering a wide linguistic range across books, religious texts and periodicals. It brings together the finest scholars as well as teachers, nomadic peoples and laymen to do the research in the area of languages of Sikkim.
1. Competition: There is as yet no comprehensive work done on languages apart from the Grierson’s survey which was done way back some hundred years ago during the British regime in India.
2. India-focused unique feature: The volume on Sikkim’s scheduled and non-scheduled languages designed to understand the impact of languages in community, caste, religion and multiplicity of culture. This sets the book apart from the earlier survey done by foreign authors.
3. Style: Written in simple Nepali language, accessible to all local readers and research scholars.
Professor Ganesh Devy taught English at the Maharaja Sayajirao University, 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 received Sahitya Akademi award for his book After Amnesia in 1994. He is an active participant in the functioning of Bhasha Academy. He was awarded the Padmashri in 2014. He is the moving spirit behind PLSI series.
Balaram Pandey has been working on the languages of Sikkim and Nepal for the last twenty years. He is associated with many projects of CIIL Mysore, Sikkim Academy, and Nepali Sahitya Parishad (Sikkim). His articles and research papers have been published in books and in national and international journals. He has also contributed towards the preparation of the Nepali Style Manual. His interests include folklore, literary criticism, sociolinguistics and history and culture of Northeast India.
ANUSUCHIT BHASHA [SCHEDULED LANGUAGES]
RAJYABHASHAKA ROOPMA MANYATAPRAPT BHASHAHARU
2. Gurund Bhasha
3. Tamang Bhasha
4. Newar Bhasha
5. Bhotia Bhasha
6. Magar Bhasha
7. Rai Bhasha
8. Limbu Bhasha
9. Leptcha Bhasha
10. Sunuwar Bhasha
11. Sherpa Bhasha
Anya Bhashaharu [ Other Languages ]
12. Kulung Bhasha
13. Tibbati Bhasha
14. Thami Bhasha
15. Bhujel Bhasha
16. Majhi Bhasha.
Parishisht-I Manchitra [Maps]
Parishisht-II Lekhak Parichay [Contributors’ Introduction]
Parishisht-III Shabd-anukramanika [Index]