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.
The Languages of Haryana (volume ten, part two) covers the languages that are spoken in the state of Haryana. The book gives a detailed description of Hindi as well as Hindi language and literature. In addition, the volume gives information about the contribution of Haryana to the development of Punjabi and Urdu language and literature. Other languages, spoken in Haryana like Ahirwati, Bagri, Bangru, Kauravi and Mewati are also described in detail.
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.
Roop Krishen Bhat, former Professor, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and Director, Directorate of Adult Education, MHRD, Government of India is an author of more than thirty- five books. He writes in Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi and English. His main areas of academic interest are language, literature, culture and media. A Sahitya Akademi translation awardee and a prominent short story writer in Kashmiri, Bhat has been a Senior Research Fellow of Ministry of Culture , Government of India.
Omkar N. Koul, former Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore has had a distinguished career spanning over forty years. Author of over fifty books, his main areas of academic interest are linguistics, language education, communication and comparative literature. He has also been associated among others, with several UNESCO programmes related to endangered languages and mother tongue education.
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
PART I: SCHEDULED LANGUAGES
2. Hindi Language and Literature in Haryana
3. Punjabi in Haryana
4. Urdu in Haryana
PART II: NON-SCHEDULED LANGUAGES
10. Oral Tradition of Haryana
11. Folk and Liberal Literature
LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES
Table I: Distribution of Indian Languages
Figure I: Indian Linguistic Distribution
Figure II: Speakers of Scheduled Languages in Haryana
Figure III: Political Map of Haryana
Figure IV: Linguistic Map of Haryana