The Peoples’ Linguistic Survey of India is a right based movement for carrying out a nation-wide 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 7 (Chhattisgarh 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 Chhattisgarh State of India. The languages included in this book are: Abujhmarhiya, Kamari, Kudhukh, Gondi, Ghotul murhiya, Chhattisgarhi, Dandami Marhiya, Dewar, Dorli, Dhurvi(Parji), Pando, Pardhi, Baigaani, Bhatari, Munda, Sargujhiya and Halbi.
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, People’s Lnguistic Survey of India, 37, Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, Baroda.
Dr. Chitta Ranjan Kar, formerly professor of Literature and linguistics at Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh). He has forty five years of teaching experience.
Lekhak Parichay [about the authors]
Rashtriya Sampadak Mandal [national editorial collective]
Chhattisgarh ka rajnaitik maanchitra political map of Chhattisgarh]
Maanchitron ki suchi [list of maps]
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 Judne ka anubhav [ 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 Dr. C.R.Kar [Editorial by Dr. C.R.Kar]
Pathako se ek vinti [An open appeal to the readers]
Akaraadi kram mein bhashaon ke naam [A list of languages in Hindi alphabetical order]