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 1of the Volume 16 (Madhya Pradesh 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 Madhya Pradesh State of India. The languages included in this book are: Urdu, Hindi, Kachwaidhari, Korku, Kauravi, Gondi, Jatwari, Jandomati, Tordhari, Nahal, Nimarhi, Panchmahali, Pawari, Pardhi, Pati, Banjari, Bagheli, Barela, Bundeli, Brij, Bhadawari, Bhili, Mawasi, Malwi, Rajputi, Loghdhari, Sahariyayi, and Sikarwari, .
Professor 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, Gujara; and director of the ’s Project on Literature in Tribal Languages and Oral Folk Traditions. He is an active participant in the functioning of Bhasha Academy. He was awarded the Padmashri in 2014.
Currently he is Chair, People’s Lnguistic Survey of India, 37, Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, Baroda.
Dr. Damodar Jain, the volume editor, was a teacher trainer in a B.Ed college in Bhopal. He has conducted and been a participant in several language training workshops organized by NCERT and SCERT, Bhopal. Currently he is senior teacher at IASE, Bhopal.
Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan [People’s Linguistic Survey of India]
Rashtriya Sampadak Mandal [National editorial collective]
Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan Granthmala [The complete list of titles in PLSI series]
Samarpan [ Dedication]
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. Damodar Jain [Editorial byDr. Damodar Jain]
Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan se Judna [ Experience of author’s being associated with PLSI]
Pathakon se Vinti [An open appeal to the readers]
Sahyogi Lekhkon ki Suchi [ List of contributors]
Akaraadi kram mein Bhashaon ke Naam [A list of languages in Hindi alphabetical order]
ANUSUCHIT BHASHAYEN [SCHEDULED LANGUAGES]
GAIR-ANUSUCHIT BHASHAYEN [NON-SCHEDULED LANGUAGES]
Parishisht-I LekhakParichay [Authors introductions]
Parishisht-II Manchitra [Maps]
Parishisht-III Shabd-anukramanika [Index]